The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust will always welcome donations whether monetary, materials or equipment to aid restoration or some of your time.

Monetary Donations

There are a number of ways that donors can donate, perhaps the simplest is via the Charity Aid Foundation’s CAF Donate service, which can administer Gift Aid; donations via CAF Donate can be made anonymously to the Trust.

CAF Donate


Payments through Paypal are acceptable, however we can only claim Gift Aid if we have or you separately provide a Gift Aid declaration.

Give as You Live

If you regularly shop online by using Give As You Live you can direct a donation from the retailer to the Trust without it costing you a penny more.

Click the link above to start giving – if you want to find out more, Click here.

By Text

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust has signed up to the Donr platform to enable mobile phone users to make a one-off donation. This can be done by simply texting one of our unique keywords to 70085 followed by the amount of their donation which can be any amount between £1 and £20 (whole pounds only).

Our unique keywords are:


For example to make a one-off £5 donation to the Trust’s general fund please text:

CANAL 5 to 70085

This text will cost you £5, plus a standard network rate message. Remember any amount can be donated between £1 and £20 in whole pounds.

To donate specifically to the Trust’s ongoing projects at Borrowash or Draycott please then text either BORROWASH or DRAYCOTT followed by the amount of your donation (between £1 and £20) to 70085.

By Cheque

If you wish to make a donation by cheque please print the donation form below, which includes a Gift Aid declaration and post to the address on the form.

Donation form

All monetary donations will be applied to our featured project.  Whichever way you choose to make a donation please be reassured that it will be applied in full to restoration. Thank you for your support.  Click here to download a copy of our donation form.

Materials or Equipment

If you have items that you think may be of use to the Trust and would like to donate them please email details to

Your time

The Trust always welcomes volunteers, if you feel that you can support us please take a look at our volunteering page.