Canal & River Trust
Canal and River Trust are the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways, because they believe that life is better by water.
Their research shows that spending time by water, whether it be your lunchbreak, daily commute or just a weekend stroll, really does make us feel happier and healthier.
With ever increasing rates of obesity, stress and declining mental health in the UK, they are uniquely placed to make a significant contribution to improving the wellbeing of millions of people. Their canals and rivers run through some of the most heavily populated communities in England and Wales, providing accessible green and blue space where it’s needed the most.
That’s why, at the Trust, they’re working with volunteers and communities across England and Wales to transform canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better. They know this will bring wellbeing opportunities to millions.
Their work involves not only looking after our waterways, but promoting them widely to the eight million plus people who have waterways on their doorstep so that many more people benefit from our free, accessible and local source of wellbeing.