Canoe Foundation Funding Window NOW OPEN!

The latest round of grant funding from the Canoe Foundation is now live! If you have a canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding project in need of funding up to £10,000 for access and environment related improvements, you can apply for grant funding from the Canoe Foundation today until 31 January 2024.

During the last funding cycle, over £30,000 was awarded to several projects across the UK. Take a look at some of the projects awarded grant funding in the last cycle here.

Now, the Canoe Foundation is looking for projects across the whole of the UK that will:

  1. Increase and protect public access points to water
  2. Create sustainable launching and landing sites, to and alongside water, for all sectors of the community and abilities
  3. Protect and enhance the natural blue spaces we enjoy such as rivers or coastline

Funding is available for the following types of projects:

  1. Launch and landing platforms, steps or ramps
  2. Improvements to pathways and accessible routes to the water’s edge
  3. Signage and information that promotes positive behaviour (Countryside code, “Check, Clean, Dry”, take your litter home etc)
  4. Designated or additional parking for water users
  5. Works to address erosion and create more sustainable access points
  6. Multi user projects that benefit more than one user group
  7. Projects that benefit all paddlers rather than private member facilities

So if you’re a club, community group, Parish Council, Local Authority, charity or organisation working to improve or sustain access or the environment in your area, we’re looking for applications from you!

Applications for this funding cycle close at 23:59 p.m on 11 April. Once applications close, they will be carefully considered against our criteria by the Trustees before successful applicants are contacted. For further information, please contact

Submit your applications here!

Haven’t got a project in need of support, but would like to donate to future funding pots to help the Canoe Foundation continue their grant making efforts? Donate here.

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