New Legacy Fund Open for Bids11 July 2016
Following a bequest from former IWA consultant engineer and trustee, Tony Harrison, IWA has announced a new fund which waterway projects around the country will be able to bid for. Tony, who was an expert in hydraulics and hydrology in his professional life, served on IWA’s Restoration Committee for twenty years and chaired it for five years.
Throughout Tony’s long association with IWA many restoration projects benefitted from his advice and expertise, and IWA intends that his legacy will continue by inviting waterway projects to bid for the £200,000 that Tony bequeathed to the Association.
The criteria for the award of funds will be the maximum amount of good that could be achieved for the inland waterways and applications are therefore invited from any organisation proposing to spend the funds in manners that meet this criteria and that are consistent with IWA’s charitable objectives. Applications can be for any amount up to £200,000 and there could be more than one recipient.
Les Etheridge, IWA National Chairman, said “I hope that applications will be of very broad scope, reflecting the wide range of Tony Harrison’s interests that included restoration, engineering standards, boating, hydraulics, and economics.”
Initial Outline Bids for the funds are invited from any waterway restoration or regeneration scheme in the UK. Further information about how to bid for the fund, including guidance about how outline bids should be prepared is available on IWA’s website.