British Rowing launches Thriving Waters Scheme

Clubs are invited to submit projects that will help their local stretch of water thrive, through water testing, litter clean-ups or action on invasive species

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One of the key objectives of British Rowing’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy is to ‘Help our Waters Thrive’.

In line with this, we are delighted to be launching a scheme to help affiliated clubs and organisations keep their local stretch of water thriving and accessible for the long term. The scheme will support projects involving:

  • Water testing
  • Litter clean-ups
  • Invasive species management/removal.

Successful projects will receive a tailored package of support including, where appropriate:

  • An introduction to any existing, similar projects happening nearby
  • Funding to cover all/part of the project
  • Advice through The Rowing Clean Water Partnership (The Rivers Trust and River Action)
  • Advice on external funding sources for which the project is in scope, and guidance on making an application.

How to apply

Complete the Application Form here:

Apply now

The deadline for submissions to the British Rowing Thriving Waters Scheme 2024 is midnight on 1 September 2024.

Got a question? Please contact sustainability@britishrowing.org.

Applications to be assessed by a panel consisting of representatives of The Rivers Trust, River Action, HM Government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency, and British Rowing’s Sustainability Lead.

Criteria for assessing the applications are:

CriterionWeighting
Impact of the project30%
Viability of the project25%
Scale and ambition – long term thinking and likelihood of the proposed activity to improve the water for the medium to long term15%
Research/action relating to the project to date10%
Desire to work with the local community10%
Identification of project lead within the club10%
Criterion:
Impact of the project
Weighting:
30%
Criterion:
Viability of the project
Weighting:
25%
Criterion:
Scale and ambition – long term thinking and likelihood of the proposed activity to improve the water for the medium to long term
Weighting:
15%
Criterion:
Research/action relating to the project to date
Weighting:
10%
Criterion:
Desire to work with the local community
Weighting:
10%
Criterion:
Identification of project lead within the club
Weighting:
10%

Successful projects will be facilitated either in the 2024/25 season or put on a ‘reserve’ list.

We will respond by email to all applications once they have been assessed after the closing date, whether they have been successful or not.