Volunteer and clients by a lock on the Grand Union Canal on an Enable holiday

Support Us

How to Donate

You can donate to our charity via our Virgin Money Giving page.  Your donation, no matter how big or small, will help us make a difference to so many deserving people in our community.  

You can also donate via PayPal.

Contribute via your regular shopping

Sign up for an account on the Give as You Live website, nominating Waterways Experiences as your favourite charity.  Download the free app if you wish to make it easier for future shopping.  Then remember to use Give as You Live as your regular shopping portal, OR, to be regularly reminded of which retailers are part of the scheme when browsing for items to buy, get their browser extension from your usual app store.  For Chrome users, it’s here

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can also help  by using  Amazon Smile and nominating Waterways Experiences (or WEXP) to receive a small percentage of your purchase amounts.

We’re delighted that Waterways Experiences has been selected to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund this year. Every time Co-op members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, the Co-op gives a percentage towards our charity

Thank you for your support

Support Us – Corporate Social Responsibility

We are an award-winning, all-volunteer charity. We have no paid staff and rely on our boat hire revenue to cover our operating costs and a small contribution to reserves. For everything else – support for special groups, capital projects, etc – we need donations and grants from company partners.

Our charitable objectives are to provide well-being benefits to communities within easy reach of Hertfordshire’s Grand Union Canal, and particularly to people who are in any way disadvantaged.  Read what our clients say about their experiences with us.

We welcome approaches from any organisation looking to strengthen their core business values while contributing to the local community. Your donation can make a real difference, whether it’s a one-off contribution or a longer-term corporate partnership. Choosing to work with Waterways Experiences can have a lasting impact for both of us: we get the funds we need, and your organisation benefits from partnering with an award-winning local charity.

Partnering with or donating to Waterways Experiences is a great way to enhance your reputation as a socially responsible enterprise. It can help you build a positive reputation, which can, in turn, lead to competitive advantage.

Partnering with Waterways Experiences to Match Your Corporate Social Responsibility Goals

We currently have two major capital projects that require funding via corporate partnerships or donations from Corporate Social Responsibility budgets:

  • A major capital project to build a fourth boat for our fleet
  • Fundraising to allow us to provide our ‘Enable’ residential holidays for small groups of disadvantaged teenagers

We believe that both these areas offer worthwhile advantages in terms of corporate partnership and support opportunities for organisations that share our values.  We would be delighted to discuss how we might help you to achieve your CSR objectives, whether they relate to socially responsible investment, developing relationships with employees and customers or environmental protection and sustainability.

Read more about capital projects needing support

Read about our Enable Holidays and our complimentary taster experiences for groups of disadvantaged young people

Please email us at comms@wexp.org.uk if you are interested in working with us to raise your profile in West Hertfordshire as a socially responsible company or organisation.

Complimentary taster experiences for groups of disadvantaged young people