Canal & River Trust and The Inland Waterways Association Sign Historic Agreement

Issue date: 28th September 2012

Yesterday (27th September) IWA and the Canal & River Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Trust’s first Public Meeting, which was held at the canal-side Bond Warehouse in Birmingham. 

The agreement is designed to recognise the mutual interests of the two charitable organisations and establish areas of co-operation as well as outlining specific commitments and responsibilities.

Robin Evans, chief executive for the Canal & River Trust, said: “We already work closely with IWA and this agreement both formalises and acts as a catalyst to that relationship.  By working together and building on each other’s skills and experience we will make a greater impact on the waterways and peoples’ enjoyment of them than either of our organisations could have done alone.”

Clive Henderson, The Inland Waterways Association’s national chairman, said: "IWA sees that there are areas of shared interest with the Trust, where pooling our resources may help better engage with local communities to generate support from local people to care for and help maintain their local stretch of waterways, and hopefully open up new areas for fundraising".

Photo courtesy of Canal & River Trust