The main purpose of the Canoe Foundation is to “support all to enjoy and benefit from the experience of paddling on our water in a sustainable manner”. The Foundation does this through grant making that facilitates improvements to suitable landing and launching points and by promoting the conservation of inland waterways for the benefit of all sectors of the community.
The Foundation awards grants to projects that:
- Set up new or improved launching points in urban or rural locations or as part of a water trail, such as steps or pontoons. Linked promotion of access points including signage or maps to increase participation and use.
- Incorporate better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations which might improve the parking or changing aspects of a site.
- Improve the quality of the waterways and oceans through support, for example practical kits, for a clean-up or an improved natural habitat.
The Foundation invites applications for grants ranging from £2,000 to £20,000.
Applications are considered on a quarterly basis with the next deadline for applications being the 31st August 2019.