CaRT gets £3m from Postcode Lottery

Published: Thursday, 13 June 2019

ALREADY this year Canal & River Trust has received nearly £3 millions from the People's Postcode Lottery.

The Trust has been supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery since the charity was formed in 2012 and, thanks to this help, projects such as working alongside former military servicemen on canal heritage projects and work to improve the network’s important wildlife-rich hedgerows have received funding totalling £6.3m in total, including nearly £3 millions from June last year to June this year.

Invited to become promoting society

It was in 2017 the Trust was invited to become a promoting society, and this new partnership arrangement has generated significant, legally unrestricted, funding for the Trust. During 2017 and 2018, the draws generated £4.5m for the Trust and supported priority projects such as works at the Grade 1 Listed Marple Aqueduct, Montgomery Canal restoration, bridge repairs in Birmingham, habitat protection at Sites of Special Scientific Interest, along with emergency repairs to the breach on the Shropshire Union Canal at Middlewich.

Rachel Morton, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager at Canal & River Trust, explained:

“We’re delighted that People’s Postcode Lottery recognises the value of the waterways to the mental and physical health of the nation. The funding we’ve received thanks to players has made a massive difference and we’re delighted that nearly £3 million this year will provide wellbeing for the benefit of all. Thank you to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery and their fantastic ongoing support.”