The Waterways Hub
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On 13th September 2017 we successfully raised £1,870 with 47 supporters in 35 days

Help us raise £10,000 to develop a Waterways Hub in Falkirk to welcome the whole community and help disadvantaged young people!

by Scottish Waterways Trust in Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish Waterways Trust is launching an appeal to raise £10,000 to develop a new Waterways Hub in Falkirk.

Back in May our outside “classroom” was deliberately burned down.  This resulted in us losing a base for young people to shelter from weather, put on their safety equipment and meant that there was no place for woodworking skills practice.

However, we now want to develop a new waterways hub!

The hub will be used to deliver our employability programmes, helping disadvantaged young people in the area, and will be available for local community use. 

Through this space, we will be able to help more young people develop skills as well as teach more school age children about the history and nature of the canals.  We will also be able to recruit more volunteers to help local people connect with, care for and benefit from the rich environment and heritage of Falkirk’s two historic canals on their doorstep.

As a charity ourselves, we don’t have pots of cash to spare so we’re asking for your help!

If we can raise £10,000, we will apply for grant funding for the remainder of the money needed to develop our new hub.

It doesn’t matter how big or small your donation – we appreciate whatever help you can give.

About Scottish Waterways Trust

Scottish Waterways Trust is Scotland’s only national waterways charity, creating brighter futures for people, communities and wildlife across Scotland’s canals.  

We connect people and place across Scotland’s canal network, where the nation’s industrial heritage joins with our unique and beautiful natural environment.

The green, historic corridors of our canals provide the perfect place for us to help people become more active, improve their health and mental wellbeing, gain new skills to help their employment prospects and learn about history and nature.

Our new hub will welcome the whole community to gain valuable experience and skills and help Scottish Waterways Trust grow.

About the Waterways Hub  

With your vital support we hope to raise enough money to develop a hub that:

  • Will become the new centre for all our outdoor activity and learning programmes;
  • Is big enough to accommodate our participants for a range of community projects; and
  • Is situated on the canalside in Falkirk


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

0 of 250 claimed

£5 Reward

Shout-out on SWT Twitter feed For a donation of just £5 will give you a personal shout-out on our Twitter feed letting everyone know how helpful you’ve been!

£15 or more

3 of 200 claimed

£15 Reward

Colour-it-in postcard If you kindly donate £15, we’ll send you a colour-it-in postcard by illustrator, historian and architectural expert, John Hume who also happens to be our former Chair!

£50 or more

3 of 25 claimed

£50 Reward

Falkirk Wheel goodybag A special goodybag of little treats kindly donated by The Falkirk Wheel! You'll receive a magnet, a mug and a coaster featuring the world's first rotating boat lift.

£100 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

Name on official “with thanks” plaque and postcard For £100, your name will be immortalised in a special ‘with thanks’ plaque that will go up in the hub. You’ll also receive a colour-it-in postcard.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

The Falkirk Wheel family ticket If you haven’t been on The Falkirk Wheel yet, we’ll send you a family ticket for this fantastic experience, kindly donated by Scottish Canals

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

Corporate Package 1 If a company donates £500 we will run an exclusive outdoor employee conservation day along the canal which will include team building exercises for up to 20 staff. You’ll also be featured on the official ‘thank you’ plaque.

£750 or more

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£750 Reward

Finn Russell autographed rugby jersey If you would like to own a piece of sports memorabilia, here’s your chance. We have a rugby jersey autographed by well-known Scotland rugby internationalist and Glasgow Warriors player, Finn Russell.

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

Corporate Package 2 For any company which donates £1,000, we can offer a fantastic day out for your team. We’ll arrange an outdoor employee conservation day including team building exercises and a mindful, stress-busting nature walk along the canal towpaths. You’ll also be featured on our “thank you” plaque name-checking donors.

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