Fundraising – Donations

You can help support the Basingstoke Canal Society by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

The Basingstoke Canal Society promotes and campaigns for the sustainable future of the Canal as a navigation and public amenity. The Society was registered as a charity in 1977 and raises money which is used to fund the maintenance and improvement works undertaken by more than 250 volunteers.

The Society is involved in a range of activities in support of the Canal. To protect the future of the canal we are also launching a number of important projects, and you can find out more by clicking here. The Society is appreciative of any donations received, however small.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Society as a member or volunteer, and helping with fundraising, please click here.

The Society is embarking on a major fundraising appeal to replace our trip boat, Kitty with an “all-electric” boat.
You can help us raising the £200,000 needed by clicking our “Donate Now” button below.

The Society relies on its fundraising to continue to support the canal.  Currently our funds come from a number of sources, which include:

DonationsFundraising Projects
Boat TripsLeaving a Legacy
MembershipGive as you spend
Shop SalesLotteries

You can donate to the Society directly by clicking the button below.

Note: Clicking the Donate Now button will take you to a Paypal donation page.

You do not need a Paypal account to make a one-off donation. Just click on the Donate with a Card link. However if you wish to set up a recurring payment, you will need a Paypal account if you don’t have one. Tick the Make this a monthly donation box and follow the instructions.

The Society will also be able to collect 25% of your donation through Gift Aid if you are a tax payer. Please tick the box where indicated.

How we spend the money

The funds that the above activities generate is spent in several ways, however all of it is invested back into maintaining and improving the canal as well as specific projects. The projects that we are currently fundraising for include;

  • Replacing our passenger boat “Kitty” which will cost in the region of £200,000.
  • A museum website to include access to our extensive archives.
  • Information signs along the canal tow path.

You can read more detail about these and other fundraising projects by clicking on one of the links at the bottom if the page.