ImageWe are pleased to announce that our annual AGM will be held in Leeds on March 19th

This is a free event that builds the social economy through canals and waterways and is organised by Canal Connections in collaboration with the National Community Boats Association.

This event will be of interest to organisations or individuals with an interest in social enterprises, waterside businesses, environmental groups, health organisations and providers, arts and creative organizations, probation and rehabilitation, education and training.

Trevor Roberts is chairman of the NCBA and Development Director at Canal Connections.

He says, “Canal Connections is a social enterprise, which believes that the canal environment provides a unique learning environment, particularly for those who benefit through a practical and vocational experience. We believe that the waterways are an asset, which is under realized by both individuals and Agencies who are seeking an alternative to traditional methods of engagement and empowerment.”

The programme includes keynote speaker, Rt. Hon. John Battle former M.P. (Leeds East), and presentations  about projects on the Scottish canals. The workshop sessions will include opportunities for developing ideas for the Waterfront in Leeds, but are equally relevant for the wider network interested in  connecting the canal and communities to enterprise.


The Moyes Centre at David Young Community Academy

Bishops Way,
LS14 6NU

The NCBA has been taking the waterways to communities for 30 years. Members benefit from a wide support network, free Volunteer Disclosure & Barring Checks, access to NCBA training, increased exposure for your organisation through Social Media Networks, a discounted insurance scheme through Heath Lambert and access to a vast pool of knowledge.

See the full itinerary and book your ticket here: Building the social economy through the waterways.

  • Everyone and anyone is invited!
  • It’s free!
  • Lunch and refreshments at the event will also be free.