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 below.

Find out more about the appeal by clicking here.

You can donate to the Society directly by choosing from the options below. Clicking on a donation link will take you to our online payment service in our online shop where you may choose the amount to donate. Taxpayers may also select Gift Aid if appropriate so we can collect a further 25% from the Government.

Donating via our online shop is safe and secure but of course there is no “product” so you won’t receive anything in return, except of course the satisfaction of helping the Society.

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The Society is raising funds to replace our trip boat “Kitty” with an all electric boat. You can help with our campaign by making a donation.

Click here to donate
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A donation from a business benefits us both. For most businesses, charity donations are tax deductable and can also result in increased publicity and other benefits.

Click here to find out more and donate.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is donate4.jpgAlthough the navigable length of the Basingstoke Canal ends just east of Greywell Tunnel the Canal Society is working with the local authorities to establish a footpath and cycleway which would follow the line of the canal from Greywell through Up Nately, Mapledurwell, Hatch and Old Basing to Basingstoke town centre.

To support this project, click here to donate.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is donate1a.jpegYou can donate to our general funds by clicking here. Your donation will go towards maintaining the Basingstoke Canal, securing its future for generations to come.

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is donate3-2.jpgA gift in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to remember them, especially if they had a love of the Canal.  You could set up a special fund in their memory, or request that family and friends make a donation rather than giving flowers at a funeral or memorial service.

Click here to find out more.

Bank Transfers

If you would like to make a donation via a direct bank transfer, please contact us by clicking here.

Postal Donations

Alternatively you may send a cheque to our registered office at The Basingstoke Canal Society, Chancery House, 30, St Johns Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 7SA. Click below to print a form that you can send with your donation which will allow us to claim 25% Gift Aid. If you would prefer and are a UK taxpayer, you can just write your address on the rear of the cheque with “Yes to Gift Aid”.

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

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.