Did you know that community boats contribute over £6 million to the economy each year? Community boating projects are making a difference to a variety of people on a local level, and they exist all over the UK. Yet the canals and navigable rivers are still an under-appreciated resource.
The ongoing work of various canal restoration projects does not go unnoticed or unappreciated by those who love the waterways, but in 2014 there is now a role for the social economy rather than just physical regeneration of the canals. If you’re interested in finding out how the waterways can support social cohesion, the environment and economic growth you may be inspired by coming along to our annual discussion event.
The National Community Boating Organisation AGM will be held next week on the 18th March 2014, at Forest Arts and Media Centre in Walsall, and incudes discussion workshops on training, our national voice, quality assurance, management and networking – oh, and a free lunch!
Have a Voice
If you’re already a member of the NCBA it’s a wonderful opportunity to discuss what you want from your NCBA membership this year and to be a part of planning the future of community boating nationwide.
What’s Your Passion?
Whether you’re involved in environmental work, inner city rejuvenation, youth work, accessible leisure activities for the disabled or a mental health charity; have you considered the opportunities that your local canal and community boats can offer to your organisation and service users?