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The Cotswold Canals Trust is a Registered Charity and its aims are:

  • To promote, for the benefit of the community, the reopening of the Cotswold Canals
  • To promote the restoration of the two waterways to give a balance between the needs of navigation, development, recreation, heritage, landscape conservation, wildlife and natural habitats
  • To promote, for the use of all, the towpaths as The Thames & Severn Way – long distance footpath
  • To achieve restoration of the Cotswold Canals as a navigable route from Saul Junction to the River Thames

Why Trust Membership is important

The Cotswold Canals Trust has the highest membership of any Canal Restoration group in the U.K. This is of immense value to the Trust and its aims.
Funding agencies and corporate sponsors always ask an important question… “What support do you have?”

So, not only do annual membership fees provide the Trust with a vital & valuable income stream, each individual’s membership plays an important part in securing future funding and project sponsorship.

‘Membership’ does not mean ‘Volunteering’

If you are a busy person why not join first and find out what we do?
When you have more time you might enjoy hands-on restoration work or meeting people in our Visitor Centres.

How to Become a Member

You may join the Trust by completing and posting a membership form. Whilst we accept payment by cash or cheque, it makes administration easier if you pay your annual membership fee by banker’s order. Please put a date for the first payment a month away from the date you complete it.
This helps the bank’s administrators catch up with ours!

Complete the form in full not forgetting the Gift Aid Declaration in the middle of the form and the standing order at the foot.

Tick the ‘receive by post’ box to take delivery of the quarterly Trow Magazine

You will find a Membership Application Form to download here

Membership application form

Click here to pay for your membership online
You may also buy a Gift Membership for a friend or relative

New Members Information Pack

If you join at the Visitor Centres at Wallbridge Lock, Saul Junction or Bonds Mill Gatehouse,
you will be presented with a New Members Information Pack. 

The principal element of the pack is ‘An Introduction to the Cotswold Canals’.

This excellent guide is accompanied by The Trust’s current quarterly magazine The Trow,
a Cotswold Canals Trust window sticker, a gold & enamel ‘Trow’ pin badge and a Cotswold Canals Trust pen

Membership Fees

  • Adult £15
  • Family £20
  • Corporate £40 Minimum
  • Life Member £350
  • Joint Life £450
  • Senior Citizen Life Member £250
  • Senior Joint Life £350

Adult, Family, & Corporate Memberships are renewable annually.