The support of patrons and partners, in recognising the value that restoration can bring in developing contacts within the community and in bringing together all local authorities to provide cross-boundary access, is and will be invaluable. Pro-active advice on grant-funding and other sources of funding will be of great help, together with guidance on how the project may connect with other projects in the area.

Our partners help us by supporting Buckingham Canal Society’s conservation and restoration aims especially when interacting with other relevant organisations. The support we receive takes many forms depending upon the organisation. Examples are: inclusion in relevant strategic plans, support with grant applications, donations of time or materials and in some cases financial assistance.

Additionally, it may be possible to co-ordinate the work we do with works already planned to be undertaken on the canal route by local authorities and their contractors. This can enable us to co-ordinate activity and minimise disruption to transport, local residents etc. For example it may be possible to make use of equipment that is already on site for the planned works, or to plan a BCS project during a previously scheduled road closure. It may also be possible to reuse materials minimising impact on the environment.

If you would like to discuss new or existing partnerships, please contact

We are grateful for the continuing support of our patrons, partners and benefactors including:

Canal and River Trust

We support Inland Waterways Association

Buckinghamshire Country Council

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Buckingham Town Council

South Northamptonshire Council

Other partnerships and/or statements of support include:

  • Green Infrastructure Consortium
  • Buckingham Local Area Forum
  • Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)
  • Thornborough Parish Council
  • Cosgrove Parish Council
  • Thornton Parish Meeting
  • Deanshanger Heritage Society
In the future we are seeking to develop partnerships with:

  • Environment Agency
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Old Stratford Parish Council
  • Leckhampstead Parish Council
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Highways Agency
The society has the following corporate memberships and benefactors:

  • Wyvern Shipping Company
  • Nikon Optical Ltd
  • Taverners Boat Club
  • Braunston Marina
  • Travis Perkins Builders Merchants
  • Graham Smith Groundworks Ltd
  • A T N Farms
  • F H Pullin & Sons Ltd
The society has relationships with the following organisations:

  • Milton Keynes Heritage Association

For details of our patrons please click here