Funding for Waterway Restoration Projects

Find out all you need to know about how to go about securing funding for a waterway restoration project.

WRG Training Grant - IWA's Waterway Recovery Group Training Award has been set up to assist with the cost of training volunteers in skills associated with inland waterway restoration. Find out more

Funding Toolkit - Together with Canal & River Trust, we have produced a funding toolkit to help you when applying for funding. You will find sections on governance, types of funding, writing applications and how to move forward once the decision has been made. Download your funding toolkit.

Funding for Waterways Restoration (PDF) - This document provides information on how to raise funding for Waterway Restorations from a wide range of sources. Sources range from a few to many millions of Pounds or Euros.

Small Grants Funding Guidance (PDF) - This document provides helpful hints on how and where to find small grant funding streams.

GrantsOnline - Restoration groups can take advantage of the IWA's subscription to GrantsOnline that provides information about Government, European and Lottery funding as well as trusts and foundations. GrantsOnline also has a news service reporting on the latest funding opportunities, which is updated daily. The cost to subscribe to this service through the IWA is significantly less than standard rate for a single access. If you would like more details please contact IWA's Head Office Restoration & Volunteering Team.

IWA Grants - IWA makes grants available to restoration groups from time to time. These will be advertised as and when available for application.