Leave a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

The restoration of the Cotswold Canals is one of the most exciting canal restoration projects ever undertaken.

The Trust has an on-going need to raise funds to finance a range of projects managed and carried out by its volunteers.

Leaving a legacy will cost you nothing today but it will ensure that the Trust can continue the restoration for the benefit of generations to come.

Making or changing a Will is an opportunity to give a significant gift to a worthwhile and lasting cause.

This page is a response to requests to allow such well-wishers to convert their goodwill into tangible financial benefits whilst giving those benefactors the satisfaction of helping to secure the Cotswold Canals for the future.

As a registered charity voluntary gifts and legacies from its supporters are a vital element in assisting the Trust in its aims. Every legacy of whatever value is a worthwhile gift.

What your Legacy could achieve

Every legacy makes a real difference to what can be achieved.

  • £700 will pay for a bench alongside the canal, so that people can enjoy the beauty of the waterside
  • £2,000 will pay for a new pump, dumper or barrow hoist for CCT volunteers to use on restoration and maintenance projects along the canal for many years to come
  • £10,000 will fund the cost of a feasibility or environmental study carried out as a vital precursor to starting any physical activity of restoration
  • £75,000 enables an historic waterway feature such as a lock or bridge to be restored
  • £150,000 can help to restore a mile of derelict canal as a living waterway for the use and enjoyment of future generations

Click here to learn about the Types of Legacy