British Canoeing works with a wide variety of organisations involved in all aspects of our waterways – from recreational partners through to environmental charities. Here are our major partnerships. If your organisation is involved in promoting sustainable recreation on the water, or in protecting and enhancing our water environments, please contact us.
River Catchment Partnerships
The catchment-based approach was launched in 2011 by DEFRA, and have now been rolled out to over 100 catchments across England and Wales. The partnerships are hosted by various water-based organisations (from River Trusts and Wildlife Trusts through to utilities companies) with the aim of promoting partnership approaches to various issues – including flooding, access and recreation.
- Arun & Rother Partnership
- Broadland Catchment Partnership
- Derbyshire Derwent Catchment Partnership
- Derwent (Yorkshire) Catchment Partnership
- Dove Catchment Partnership
- Lee Catchment Partnership
- Lower Thames Catchment Partnership
- Lower Trent & Erewash Catchment Partnership
- Mole Catchment Partnership
- Soar Catchment Partnership
- Ribble Live
- Don Network
- Living Lune
- Tees Catchment Partnership
- Wey Catchment Partnership
- West Cumbria Rivers Trust Partnership
We work with statutory and voluntary organisations with responsibility for the water environment. We engage on a variety of issues, from working towards increased access for recreational users, promoting environmental improvement projects to ensuring paddling is a sustainable and responsible part of our community.
- The River Trust
- The Environment Agency
- Natural England
- Canal and River Trust
- National Parks Association
- The Broads Authority
- Lake District National Park
- National Trust
Navigation Authorities & Waterways Organisations
The Canal and River Trust took over responsibility for the majority of England and Wales’ canals from British Waterways in 2012. Since then British Canoeing has played an active role in engaging with the new organisation to promote paddling as a great way of enjoying these historic waterways. We are also currently engaged with other navigation authorities, helping to ensure paddling is at the heart of the waterways environment in England.
- Association on Inland Navigation Authorities
- Inland Waterways Association
- Canal & River Trust
- Central Shires Partnership
- North East Partnership
- North West Partnership
- West Midlands Partnership
- Environment Agency – National Navigation User Group
- Port of London Authority – Recreational Navigation Group
River Trusts, Wildlife and Environment Partnerships
Seeing a healthy ecosystem, flush with wildlife is one of the great pleasures of paddling. As a result British Canoeing is keen to support organisations who help protect our wildlife and riverside environments. Examples of our partnership projects include river clean ups, banks side vegetation works, and even otter and vole surveys.
- Central Rivers Initiative
- Staffordshire Wildlife Trusts
- Association of Rivers Trust
- Thames 21
- The Green Blue
- Non-Native Species Secretariat (INNS)
Sport & Recreation
We work closely with a wide variety of organisations aimed at developing sport and recreation across England. From getting young people involved in sport and increasing opportunities for people with disabilities, to working on increasing access to our waterways for recreation, we work with partners who help get people out on the water and ensure fair shared use of our water resources.