The East Manchester Community Boat Project is a charity registered with the Charity Commission (Charity Number 1155976). Our objectives are to provide free days out on the local canal network for disabled and/or disadvantaged groups of adults and children from the Greater Manchester area. If we have spare capacity we can also take private or family groups.
We achieve our objectives by taking people out for day trips on the Peak Forest, Ashton and Huddersfield canals in our specially build 57 foot boat.
The charity is run exclusively by volunteers. EMCBP receives no funding and doesn’t make a charge. However we rely on the generous support of our sponsors, grants and the donations collected on our trips to allow us to continue to operate at least 5 trips each week.
We provide Gift Aid envelopes on board for those wishing to make a cash donation, Gift Aid allows us to claim back 25% from HMRC .Our bank details are:
Bank: HSBC , Account number: 01182285 , Sort code: 40-31-14
Sponsor a seat
Some local companies like to sponsor us each year. For only £250 per year you can sponsor a seat on board Community Spirit 2. You will recieve a certificate with your sponsorship details and be invited to join us on a VIP trip each year. Our sponsors names are displayed on board.
All of our dedicated skippers, crew and trustee committee are volunteers and offer their time and expertise free of charge. All our members are strictly vetted and have had reference checks before being accepted as full members.
We are always on the lookout for interested people to join our team. You can join as crew and train to be a skipper, or just enjoy helping people and work as a crew member, or you can help ‘behind the scenes’ on publicity, marketing and administration.