Membership of the Accessible Waterways Association helps to make your voice heard!
If you, as an individual or organisation, agree with and want to support the work we are doing, then why not join us as a member? You can stay updated with what we are doing. It also helps us with our running costs, which in turn helps us to represent you better.
Membership Makes a Difference
The Accessible Waterways Association wants to inform, represent, and assist people who live with disabilities, impairments or accessibility issues, and who want to enjoy the Inland Waterways and their surrounding environments.
We want to work with the various waterways authorities, and will lobby MPs and Peers as appropriate. But we need the input of members’ experiences and needs. Whoever and wherever you are, we value our members.
The Accessible Waterways Association is primarily set up for anyone who has any form of accessibility needs. Not necessarily an acknowledged disability. People with pushchairs, shopping trolleys, cyclists, etc, also come across accessibility issues that affect them. We do not discriminate against anyone. Our aim is to make the waterways accessible for all.
Personal membership includes up to two adults and any under 18s at the same address.
We offer a discount for a person with a disability. Their personal membership must be in the name of that person. You may add another adult (partner/carer) for joint benefits. As above, any children under the age of 18 resident at the same address may also be included.
In order to qualify for disabled membership, we do need to see evidence of your disability, but don’t want to make it complicated. To achieve this, we will simply require a copy of one of the following:
- Current DWP award letter.
- Current Car Blue Badge.
- Disabled Person’s Bus Pass.
- Disabled Person’s Rail Card.
- Letter from a medical professional relevant to disability.
- Other appropriate evidence (eg letter from a doctor, priest, etc).
Qualifying personal members will also be able to apply for our free Boaters’ Blue Card, intended to inform others that there may be someone aboard the boat who could be less aware of, or able to react to passers-by.
Junior membership is available to anyone under the age of 18 who wants to join. Any under 18 with a disability can also join, along with up to 2 named adults/carers.
As we grow, we will run events which members can attend free. You will also benefit from a quarterly newsletter to keep you updated and you will have access to a “members only” section on the website.
Discounts & Benefits:
- are provided by third parties and are therefore outside the control of AWA
- can be withdrawn at any time
- are only for the authorised card holder
- any abuse will result in the card being withdrawn
Organisations, and other businesses, can join AWA as Corporate Members. They will be entitled to an entry in our directory, where they can publicise what benefits they can offer to our members. This can be enhanced by subscribing at different levels. Please contact us if you wish to discuss partnering with us.
Whether or not you are (or wish to become) a member, you can also support our work – either by giving a regular monthly amount or a one-off donation. For more information, please visit our supporters page.
Personal membership: Non-disabled £15 per year, Disabled £10 per year.
Junior membership: £10 per year (Disabled membership includes up to 2 carers)
Corporate membership starts at £50 per year.
If you would like to join us, then sign up here for our Personal Membership. You can also include 1 other adult, and any under 18s resident at your address.
The price for personal membership is £15.00 per Year (non-disabled) £10.00 per Year (disabled).
If you are under 18, then sign up here for our Junior Membership. Non-disabled membership is per person. Disabled members can also include 2 other adults or carers.
The price for junior membership is £10.00 per Year.
Businesses / Organisations can support us by joining as Corporate Members. You can also enjoy the benefits of an entry in our directory.
Membership starts at £50.00 per Year.Join as Corporate Member