New Funding Window Now Open until 31 January 2024!

The Canoe Foundation’s new funding window is now open! Canoe Foundation, the official charity partner of British Canoeing, is pleased to announce that applications for our latest round of grant funding is open from 1 November 2023 to… Read More

New Guidance on Paddle Trails To Help Paddlers Design Adventures On Water

Paddle Trail Guidance is here! Our friends at British Canoeing have created two fantastic resources all about Paddle Trails and how to create one on your local waterway: “An Introduction to Paddle Trails” and “Delivering a Paddle Trail-… Read More

Canoe Foundation’s spring 2023 funding round awards over £38,000 to UK paddling projects

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve awarded just over £38,000 to eight fantastic projects for sustainable paddling access developments across the UK! In our first funding cycle of 2023, we again looked for grant applications from projects looking… Read More

Slipway Repair at Huish Bridge, Langport, Somerset Breathes New Life into Popular Paddling Spot on River Parrett

Drumroll please! We’re happy to announce that thanks to a £5,000 donation from us here the Canoe Foundation, completion of major repairs to the slipway near Huish Bridge have enabled canoeists, kayakers and paddle boarders to more easily… Read More

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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… Read More

Canoe Foundation’s 2022 Year In Review

2022 was quite the year for the Canoe Foundation and we’re pleased to announce our Annual Report summary below. We’re so proud of all we achieved last year, and look forward to even more successes in 2023! 2022… Read More

Announcement: Two New Trustees Appointed to the Canoe Foundation

Just in time for our new funding window opening on 15 February, the Canoe Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of two new Trustees, who will strengthen our work currently focused on revitalising and improving access points on… Read More

Paddlesport Facilities at Cadley Services Improved Thanks to Canoe Foundation Grant

A popular paddling spot on the historic Lancaster canal has been revitalised thanks to a £4,000 donation from the Canoe Foundation. The Canal and River Trust secured the grant earlier this year to improve the paddlesport facilities at… Read More

Improved Landing Platform on the River Severn at Hampton Loade

We’re pleased to announce that a grant of £5,000 has been used to help install a replacement jetty on the River Severn at picturesque Hampton Loade in Shropshire. Pete Lambert, Land and Water Team Manager at Shropshire Wildlife… Read More

New Landing Stage & Floating Pontoons Installed at Elmbridge Canoe Club

A Surrey-based canoe club is enjoying a new lease of life after a £6,000 grant from the Canoe Foundation. Elmbridge Canoe Club was awarded the money earlier this year and it’s already making a real difference. The update… Read More

Canoe Foundation funds new Hoist at Calvert Trust Exmoor

A new hoist, funded by the Canoe Foundation on behalf of Calvert Trust Exmoor, has been installed at Wistlandpound Reservoir. The Dipper Hoist, which was funded through a grant of £4,000 made by the Canoe Foundation, has been… Read More

New Canoe Foundation Funding Window Opening in February 2023!

The Canoe Foundation is pleased to announce that our new funding window will open on 15 February 2023! If you have a canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding project in need of funding of up to £10,000 for… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How to: Make 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 fundraising project gains attention. So, to help you make… Read More

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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

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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

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

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Paddling Projects: Other Sources of Funding Available

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

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Top tips for taking photos of your new launch pad

So you’ve had your new launch pad/steps/path installed and you want to show it off to its best potential for some publicity. To tell people all about it! To raise awareness and get people paddling. But you take… Read More

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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

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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

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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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