Take action

Whether you want to wade in a river or support us from home, there are lots of ways you can help your local river. If you love rivers as much as we do, why not take action today?

Support us

Help rivers thrive again by making a donation.

As a charity, we rely on your support and as we face multiple threats to our rivers and habitats, we need it more than ever. Every donation, no matter how small, will help us realise our vision of healthy rivers for all. Your money will be used to:

  • fund conservation and restoration work
  • support people of all ages to connect with their local river through events and education
  • deliver data and research to drive better outcomes for our rivers.

Donate for rivers

River scene © South East Rivers Trust

Stay informed

Stay up to date with the latest news by joining our Mailing List. 

You’ll receive news, information and updates about our work to bring rivers back to life, as well as opportunities to get involved with citizen science, practical events and more.

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Outfall safari volunteering © South East Rivers Trust

Volunteer with us

Take part in our events. 

We run a range of outdoor volunteering events throughout the year – a great way to help your local river and meet new people, while enjoying the benefits of fresh air and exercise. From river clean-ups to restoration days, we welcome people from all groups and communities to explore and enjoy our rivers.

We are also proud to run citizen science programmes, offering the chance to learn and develop new skills. This requires a  more regular commitment, and we have a number of active schemes such as helping to monitor the health of your river.

Not worn waders before? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our practical events and citizen science programmes come with supportive and trained staff and the right equipment to help you enjoy your volunteering safely and get a new perspective on your local river.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers tackling plastic pollution © South East Rivers Trust

Raise money for us

Run sponsored events or earn for us when shopping online. 

Whether you want to walk the length of a river, nominate us as your charity during a fun run, have a bake sale or choose us when you shop online, there are various ways you can support us.

A simple way is to use EasyFundraising, which allows you to raise funds when you shop online at thousands of retailers. After registering for an account and choosing The South East Rivers Trust as your cause, you can install a donation reminder on your browser or download the App. You can nominate us to receive a charitable donation on a surprising range of items, from food deliveries, clothing and household items to insurance, broadband deals and holidays. Many of the retailers are not on the high street.

Sponsored events are a great way to fundraise. They could pay for our tools and vans © South East Rivers Trust