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Ways to give


Join with us to support the country’s 6,500 miles of canals and rivers.

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Give back to the waterways and help us to continue to campaign for them.

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From shopping online to giving in memory; find out about ways to give to IWA.

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How your support helps

We are the charity that works to protect and restore the country’s 6,500 miles of canals and navigable rivers. We campaign for better existing waterways and help bring forgotten waterways back to life. Your support can make the difference.

Love your waterways

Leave a legacy

Share your love of the waterways with future generations

Corporate membership

Show your commitment to the waterways and help us to protect and restore their future.

More ways to give

As a charity, there are lots of ways you can support us.

Win £1,000

Restoration Raffle

Help us get restorations back to work in 2021.

Tickets are £10 per book of 5.

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Show your love for the waterways

From sponsored events to giving in memory to shopping online; find out about different ways to support us.

Why we need your help


We share expertise with local groups and give hands-on support


We work to protect the waterways’ unique heritage and environment


We campaign for the waterways at risk from underfunding and thoughtless development


Our incredible volunteers work tirelessly to improve the waterways

Photo competition

We invite photographers to submit entries for our 2020 competition. By entering, you can expect to see your imagery used across our website, blog pages, printed leaflets, reports and other communications materials.

Waterway businesses

The government needs to intervene at the earliest possible opportunity to save this vital sector of the British economy and what could be a core element of the British stay-at-home leisure and holiday sectors in the coming years.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

Waterways heritage

Our waterways heritage is what makes Britain’s canals and rivers special and it must be actively protected – through the local planning system and sufficient funding – for the future.

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Waterways affected by HS2

We’re campaigning to protect canals and rivers from the damaging effects of HS2, especially where the tranquillity of the waterways is under threat.