Sponsors & partners

Sponsors & partners

Our fabulous volunteer team, generous sponsors and two-tier pricing policy mean that we can provide very affordable days out for groups of disadvantaged or disabled people of all ages and free holidays for a small number of very disadvantaged teenagers.

Our thanks to the following organisations for past project funding

THE NEIGHBOURLY CHARITABLE TRUST  (Owner of Sheldrake II & Sheldrake III)

We maintain and operate these boats on their behalf.

DACORUM NARROW BOAT TRUST

For a generous legacy upon their winding-up in 2018.  We have used this to establish a bursary scheme providing free initial trips for constituted groups of disadvantaged young people.  

BOX MOOR TRUST

For grant funding and using their Education Programme, partnership to introduce local school children to the canal and canal boating

COMIC RELIEF / HERTFORDSHIRE COMMUNITY FUND

Grant for Waterways Experiences’ set-up costs (2014)

THE ROWLANDSON TRUST / HERTFORDSHIRE COMMUNITY FUND

Top-up funding for adaptation of ‘Close Shave’ to provide a hoist for the very immobile;

Funding for one of our three, 2016 one week ‘Enable’ holidays for six disadvantaged teenagers;

Funding for two weekend trips for young carers

DEMAND DESIGN & MANUFACTURE FOR DISABILITY AND IMAGINE-GROUP PLC

Development and core funding for the special hoist for Close Shave (2016)

ABBOTS LANGLEY TOUGH TEN

Funding for the second of our three, 2016 one week ‘Enable’ holidays for six disadvantaged teenagers.

PRUDENTIAL PLC SMALL DONATIONS FUND

Funding for the third of our three, 2016 one week ‘Enable’ holidays for six disadvantaged teenagers.

Also the following partners:

  • The Alban Arena, for help with publicity that reaches our priority groups.
  • Rickmansworth Waterways Trust
  • Inland Waterways Association, Chiltern Branch
  • The Red Lion, Nash Mills
  • Sunnyside Rural Trust / Hemel Food Garden