At Ribble Rivers Trust, the health of the River Ribble is at the heart of everything we do.

The health of rivers is defined by 4 principle elements; water quality, water quantity, habitat quality and habitat connectivity.  Ensuring rivers are as healthy as possible means we must address as many of the problems that affect these principle elements as possible.

Our work would not be possible without the support of charitable donations.

You can help us to continue to protect and improve the River Ribble by donating to the Trust, or to a specific project/campaign of interest to you, via either our secure online donation system or by cheque if you prefer.

Please scroll down to see the ways you can support Ribble Rivers Trust. Thank you!

Donate to the Ribble Rivers Trust

You can support the Ribble Rivers Trust by making a recurring or one-time donation with us.

If you would like to make a one off donation, and you would like your donation to be spent in a particular area of the catchment or on a specific activity, please let us know and we will try our absolute best to do so.

Or you can join us by paying £3.00 per month, or £36.00 per year. If you make regular donations you’ll receive our supporters pack, as well as being offered first refusal on any training courses or workshops that we run, and invitations to members only events.

Your support provides the vital funding needed to help us continue protecting and improving the River Ribble for generations to come.

Lancashire Woodland Connect Campaign

Everyone knows trees are great for the planet, but did you know that they’re great for people too? Our Lancashire Woodland Connect campaign will strengthen the bond between people, trees, and nature by taking our existing woodlands and joining them up, as well as creating new woodlands for the benefit of people, nature and the planet.

You can support this project by donating £15.00 to plant a tree and we will give you a report on your trees journey and growth, as well as sending you photo updates of the woodland your tree is part of.  Your donation will support and enable us to deliver our Lancashire Woodland Connect campaign to plant 500,000 trees across Lancashire.

Please select from the options below.  Thank you!


Corporate Supporters

The trust has several categories for corporate supporters running from Bronze through to Platinum. You can download our leaflet about support categories and supporters benefits here. You can also find out who our current corporate supporters are by clicking here.

If you would like to talk to us about corporate support, or other forms of corporate support please contact us

Our corporate supporters package may not be suitable for all business, so why not consider a one-off company donation?  The Trust can use your money to sponsor a specific activity that your organisation is interested in, from our primary education packages to the restoration of peatlands for carbon capture.

If you think this is something your organisation would be interested in please contact us by clicking here or call us on 01200 444452.


Riparian Landowner Supporters

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.


Angling Club/Association Supporters

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 support fees are as follows:

Under 50 members


50 – 100 members


100-200 members


Over 200 members


Angling clubs will receive copies of our newsletters to pass round to members.  If you wish to join as an angling club, please send a completed supporter form along with a cheque for the relevant amount to:  Ribble Rivers Trust, C/O Hanson Cement Ribblesdale Works, West Bradford Rd, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF


Legacies can have a huge impact on charities such as ours and can help to ensure we protect and care for our catchment, its wildlife, and its residents for years to come.

There are three ways to leave a legacy; a residuary legacy donates a specific percentage to Ribble Rivers Trust, a pecuniary legacy leaves us a specific amount, or the donation of a specific item. Leaving a legacy can also reduce the percentage of inheritance tax you pay.

If you’d like more information about legacies please contact us by clicking here or call us on 01200 444452.


Gift Aid your support 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 start supporting us until you notify the trust otherwise or cancel your support.

Explanatory notes;

  • For every £1 donated under the Gift Aid scheme, Ribble Catchment Conservation Trust can recover from HMRC 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.