Supporting UK Trusts, Partnerships and Community Groups

Training > RRC Community Engagement

In 2015 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.  We provide free advice, guidance and training for these community-led restoration efforts, and aim to influence national policy on river improvements.

Support and advice for UK trusts, partnerships and community groups News and events

River Champions - the River Champion recognition award acknowledges the voluntary efforts of individuals improving rivers  in their local catchment. The 2018 River Champions were recognised at the UK River Prize dinner on 24th April.

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 and training

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