Scottish Waterways Trust exploring partnership to create stable base to deliver its programmes and projects in uncertain times

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18 March 2019

Scottish Waterways Trust exploring partnership to create stable base to deliver its programmes and projects in uncertain times

The Scottish Waterways Trust (SWT), a charity which seeks to improve engagement with the environment around Scotland’s canals has announced that, in the face of significant financial challenges, it is exploring options for closer collaboration with other like-minded organisations.

The SWT Board of Trustees has emphasised that although discussions are at an early stage, things are moving rapidly, and that the charity is working to secure change through an effective, efficient and well-structured process.

Ross Martin, Chair of the Board of Trustees said: “The Scottish Waterways Trust has created and operates incredibly innovative and impactful programmes which significantly improve the life chances of young people who face the greatest challenges in our canal-side communities, and does so whilst protecting and enhancing a key part of Scotland’s cultural, environmental and industrial heritage.”

“The Board of Trustees is keenly aware that our primary duty must be to the care of SWT staff and believes that transferring the majority of our activities into a larger organisation is the best way to safeguard their future and enable their work on our activities to continue to make a positive impact.”

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For more information contact David H Dewhurst, Strategic Development Director (Tel: 07810 773825 Email: david@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk)

Scottish Waterways Trust

The Scottish Waterways Trust is an independent registered charity, established as part of The Waterways Trust in 2000. In 2012 The Waterways Trust merged its operations in England and Wales with the Canal & River Trust, and the organisation in Scotland became an independent charity.

We help young people gain the skills and confidence to find work; bring vibrancy, life and opportunities to some of the nation’s most disadvantaged communities; encourage people to get active and improve their health and mental wellbeing; and safeguard and improve the rich heritage and environments of Scotland’s canals. Find out more about what we do.