Supporting UK Trusts, Partnerships and Community Groups

RRC are pleased to announce we once again have Esmée Fairbairn Foundation funding to support trusts and volunteers from small organisations!

From 2015-2018 the RRC secured new funding from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to provide free support to UK trusts, partnerships and community groups delivering local river restoration projects.

News and events

Want to find out more about how we can support your organisation? Email us

Training Courses - We have some discounted training course places available for particular courses, for trusts, and volunteers from small organisations. If you are interested in attending a training course at discounted rate, please complete the Discount Request Form.


Does your small organisation want a bespoke training course for just your colleagues? Email us for more infomation on setting up a bespoke training course at discounted rates!

River Champions - the River Champion recognition award acknowledges the voluntary efforts of individuals improving rivers in their local catchment. The 2023 River Champions were recognised at the UK River Prize Awards Celebration on 19th April 2023.

WWF UK Rivers Map - take a look at the WWF interactive Rivers Map to find out the condition of your local river.

2019 joint events on integrated catchment delivery - 70 days of free events over the next year aim to build relationships among groups within and between catchments and share evidence and learning at the catchment scale.

Free guidance resources

Introductory factsheets

Introductory videos

Training courses

How to get involved in river restoration

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River restoration near you

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Influencing policy  

The varying scales of organisations engaged in river restoration, from government agencies to small trusts and community groups, mean they have different resources in terms of funding and support We aim to influence national policy on river restoration to ensure trusts, partnerships and community groups receive the resources they need.

Further information

We will continue to update this page as resources and training courses become available. View other useful RRC resources and events:

  • RRC is part of the CaBA mentoring scheme in England >>
  • The RRC Annual Network Conference >>
  • Our top ten tips to deliver a river restoration project >>
  • The Manual of River Restoration Techniques >>
  • The Monitoring planner >>
  • RRC, CaBA and Environment Agency 'Strengthening objective setting, monitoring and evaluation' >>

Thank you to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for their generous support