Ruby's Yard Coventry Canal

New slipway now complete at Ruby’s Yard on Coventry Canal

The Canoe Foundation is pleased to announce that work has now completed at Ruby’s Yard on the Coventry Canal to create a public slipway onto this lock-free stretch of water. The grant was originally awarded in February 2021… Read More

grant funding applications open

NEW Canoe Foundation funding pot open for applications

The latest round of grant funding from the Canoe Foundation is now live. If you have a project in need of funding up to £10,000 for access and environment related improvements, you can apply for grant funding from… Read More

plan your 2022 paddle

Plan your 2022 paddle at one of these new points

Despite the circumstances we all found ourselves in during 2021, 9 projects were completed last year. These projects are now open to paddlers to enjoy across England and Wales. Of these 9 completed projects, 6 directly improve access… Read More

YMCA Fairthorn Manor

YMCA Fairthorne Manor site improvements completed

Earlier in the year, YMCA Fairthorne Manor received a £5,000 grant from the Canoe Foundation.  We’re now pleased to announce that the work at the site is now completed and ready to be put to use! The YMCA… Read More

hoveton wetlands paddler access

Work completes at Hoveton Wetlands Nature Trail for paddler access

The Canoe Foundation are pleased to announce that works on the Hoveton Wetlands to spruce up access to the Hoveton Nature Trail for paddlers to enjoy is now complete. The Foundation part funded the project with a grant… Read More

llandysul paddlers

Work completes at Llandysul Paddlers Site to improve river access and stop the spread

The Canoe Foundation is pleased to announce the funded work at Llandysul for the Llandysul paddlers has now been completed. The £2,500 grant awarded has helped towards the installation of a new wash down station. An important step… Read More

media and press for fundraising

How to: Make the most of media and press for fundraising

Making the most of media and press for fundraising… These days, raising money isn’t just about shaking your collection bucket on the high street asking for donations. There’s a whole host of ways to make sure your local… Read More

legacy donation leave a gift in your will

Legacy Donations: Leave a gift in your Will

The Canoe Foundation is a UK wide charity, dedicated to improving places to paddle. Since 2021 the Foundation has linked closely to the Clear Access Clear Waters campaign to drive sustainable access improvements to our waterways. If you… Read More

grant funding autumn

Over £50,000 awarded in grant funding to projects this Autumn

The Canoe Foundation is pleased to announce that over £50,000 has been awarded to local projects for sustainable access developments across the UK. The Foundation opened up applications from across the UK through the spring and summer. This… Read More

cardiff white water centre

New Pontoon Access installed by Cardiff International White Water Centre

Cardiff International White Water Centre was awarded a £10,000 grant back in February 2021 to aid with reaching more ethnically diverse communities and engaging homeless communities too through paddlesport in the area. The Canoe Foundation agreed to part… Read More

Biblins Youth Campsite complete funded works to access River Wye

The Canoe Foundation is pleased to announce that the grant funded works at the Biblins Youth Campsite on the River Wye have now been completed. Back in February 2021, the Woodcraft Folk organisation applied for a grant to… Read More

Tresseck Campsite

Tresseck Campsite works complete with Canoe Foundation Funding

Canoe Foundation funded work has now been completed at the Tresseck Campsite. In February 2021, the Foundation agreed to donate £2,340 to the project to make improvements to car parking and paddlesport launching at the site. The campsite,… Read More

Rudyard Lake

New pontoon installed at Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire

The Canoe Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of a new pontoon and canoe trail app at Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire, after the Foundation awarded a £5,000 grant towards the works. The EZ pontoon provides a stable… Read More

canoe foundation grant funding February 2021

Canoe Foundation awards over £85,000 in grant funding for recent projects

Over the last 12 months, the Canoe Foundation has awarded more than £85,000 in grants to local projects to improve physical access to waterways and coastal locations for paddlers. The projects awarded funding can be found below. Projects… Read More


Donations: Where does my money go?

We know that giving money to charity can often raise the question, “where does my money ACTUALLY go?” Well we’re hoping this short article might provide a little more clarity. The Canoe Foundation is a small charity, aiming… Read More

funding a paddling project

Funding a paddling project: other sources of funding available

At the Canoe Foundation we have specific aims for projects which we will look at funding. However, we’re aware that there are lots of projects out there in need of funding, related to paddling and waterway usage, that… Read More

top tips for taking photos

Top tips for taking photos of your new launch pad

So you’ve had your new launch pad/steps/path installed (mentally delete appropriate) and you’re wanting to show it off to its best potential for some press. To tell people all about it! To raise awareness and get people paddling…. Read More

secure match funding

Top tips to secure match funding for your project

So, you’ve got an amazing idea for the area you paddle in, or perhaps your club or group wants to begin caring for the patch of river you paddle? You’ll quickly find that to do most things, you… Read More

application form guidance

Canoe Foundation funding application guidance

This guidance is designed to help you complete your Canoe Foundation funding application and give your project the best chance at being successful. It’s worth taking the time to read it carefully and make sure you’ve got everything… Read More

funding canoe foundation

Can I apply for funding from the Canoe Foundation for my project?

Are you looking to fund a project that will improve accessibility for paddlers, and/or protect waterways and oceans? Then you’re likely in the right place. You might not have heard too much about the Canoe Foundation until you… Read More

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