We’re a small charity that receives no direct government funding and rely principally on applying for grant funding to deliver improvement projects across the catchment.  We have a membership scheme for those who care about rivers as much as we do.  Membership provides vital funding to support the continuing work of the Trust.  It also helps us to keep those supporting us informed of our current activities and opportunities, and goes a long way to ensuring our rivers are improved and protected for generations to come.

There are several categories of membership and you can join online below or by downloading and posting the membership form.  If you would prefer to make a simple donation, use the donation button on the right hand side.

Individual Membership:

By becoming an individual member you will be the first to hear about news and events via our annual newsletter and e-newsletters. You will also receive a car window sticker, as well as the opportunity to take guided tours of habitat schemes and other projects with trust staff that are not available to the general public.

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 Life Membership:

As a life member, you will receive all the benefits of individual membership as well as a certificate to show your support for the conservation of our local river environment and the work we do.

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 Corporate Membership:

As a business, it helps to be environmentally minded.  By lending your support to our work, you will demonstrate your awareness and commitment to the issues that our rivers currently face.  Corporate members will receive a certificate to display their dedication to the on-going improvement of our local river environments, as well as copies of our newsletters to distribute to members of staff.  There is also the opportunity for staff days out (e.g. tree planting days), your logo featured on our website and newsletters, and the opportunity for tailored sponsorship of projects with the associated PR.

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 Riparian Landowner Membership:

As a riparian owner, you see first-hand more than anyone else the negative impacts surrounding the health our local rivers and streams.  Issues such as pollution can have a direct impact on your land, whereas a clean river that is abundant in wildlife is a much more attractive asset that can be enjoyed by everyone.  A healthy river is a valuable resource to have – help us keep your rivers clean and healthy.

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 Angling Club/Association Membership:

As an angler, a healthy river is paramount to the quality of fishing.  Your club can support the work we do as a whole ensuring that continued improvement to your river and fishing are made, from the top of the catchment to the estuary – guideline membership fees are as follows;

Under 50 members


50 – 100 members


100-200 members


Over 300 members


Angling clubs will receive copies of our newsletters to pass round to members, and will be featured on our website and other publicity material to demonstrate your support for the improvement of your local rivers.  If you wish to join as an angling club, please send a cheque for the relevant amount to this address.


Gift Aid your membership if you want the Ribble Catchment Conservation Trust LTD (Registered Charity No 1070672) to treat all donations you make as a Gift Aid Donation, from the date of your membership until you notify the trust otherwise or cancel your membership.

Explanatory notes;

  • For every £1 donated under the Gift Aid scheme, Ribble Catchment Conservation Trust can recover a further 25p at no extra cost to you.  Gift Aid is reclaimed by our charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year.
  • You must be a UK taxpayer to make a valid Gift. If you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in the tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference.
  • Higher rate tax relief can be claimed by your on Gift Aid Donations.
  • A Declaration can be cancelled at any time by notifying us. It must cease if you no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.