There are many ways branches can raise money, from simply asking for donations, to organising fundraising events.
Sponsored Events find out about past success stories and step-by-step instructions organising an event.
Lock Winds - Lock Winds offer a way to raise funds and engage boaters and towpath-users, and can be used to promote IWA’s work, locally and nationally with a view to recruiting new members.
Grant Funding Opportunities - information on grant funding opportunities.
Applying for Grants - Find out how to go about applying for grants.
Advertising in branch newsletters (requires login) - Advertising in a branch newsletter can be an easy source of money that can often turn into regular income.
Branch Sales Stands (requires login) - Branch sales officers can purchase supplies of IWA christmas cards and calendars, books, chandlery and other stock advertised on iwashop.com from Head Office at discounts.
Donations & Gift Aid- Gift Aid is a Government scheme that allows charities to reclaim up to 25% on donations made to them.
Speaking for other organisations - speakers can ask for fees or donations which could be put towards branch funds. Speakers could talk about IWA or any waterway topic they have knowledge of. See our current list of speakers and details about how to get added to the list.
Organisers of fundraising activities such as lotteries, raffles, tombolas, Club 100s and other similar ventures should be aware of the legal requirements to hold such activities. For detailed guidance on the legal requirements see the information on raffles.