Make a Donation

As a charity working to protect and restore the country's canals and waterways for all, we are truly grateful for your support and donations. Donations are used to further our work in campaigning for accessible, sustainable waterways and also go towards the restoration work we plan and deliver through the Waterways Recovery Group (WRG). There are a number of ways that you can donate to us and we appreciate every last pound and penny.

Donate Online

You can donate easily through our secure online payment facility.

Donations via the Post

To donate via the post, please send a cheque made payable to 'The Inland Waterways Association' to:

The Inland Waterways Association, Island House, Moor Road, CHESHAM HP5 1WA

Charities Aid Foundation

If you hold a CAF account, you can post your donation vouchers to us or set up a regular standing order to our CAF Bank account.  Details of the bank account can be obtained from Tracy Higgin, Membership Officer and Office Manager.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

In recent years we have been able to make significant progress in various restoration projects thanks to bequests left in the Wills of generous individual supporters. These simple to make gifts can go on to create a lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy. See our Legacy Giving section for information.

Corporate Support

We welcome support, sponsorship and donations from businesses who would like to share our goals in protecting and restoring the waterways. Contact our Fundraising Officer who will be happy to hear from you.

Current Projects

We are particularly interested in hearing from companies who would like to sponsor the safety equipment that our volunteers will need to participate in our Canal Camps. Please contact us if you would be interested in finding out more about corporate sponsorship opportunities. 

Grants from Trusts and Foundations

The Inland Waterways Association is grateful for the support of a number of Trusts and Foundations, without whom some of our most important work would not be able to continue and progress. If you would like to find out more please contact the Fundraising Officer.

See More Ways to Give for ideas for fundraising events, sponsorships and other fundraising


Gift Aid

Add 25% to your donation! We can reclaim tax on your donation if you are a tax payer. Please see the Gift Aid page for more information.

Monthly Donations

Paying by monthly Direct Debit makes things easier for you and us and helps us reduce our administration costs.


Other Ways to Donate

Tax refund gifts
Overseas gifts
Stocks & shares
Gift Aid


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