Angel Community Canal Boat Trust (ACCT) is the charity which operates and manages the community canal boat ‘Angel II of Islington’ based at City Road lock, Islington, London for the benefit and use of local people, and particularly young people. Since 1976, our 12 berth community narrowboat has, each year, provided some 2000 young people and other disadvantaged and isolated local community groups with residential and day trips under the supervision of our experienced skipper.
After 35 years of providing unique and valuable services to our community, financial support from the London Borough of Islington has ceased, and the Angel Boat has fallen victim to the latest round of local government cuts. The Council’s funding went a long way to covering our boat maintenance and salary costs.
We are financed by a combination of grants, donations and hire fees, and partner with other charities and organisations in our many projects. We are now faced with the challenge of finding an additional £20,000 a year to fill the gap.
You can help in many ways:
The financial contribution of ‘Friends of Angel’ are still as important to the operation of ‘Angel’ as ever. Your regular donation will give local young people the opportunity of a trip to remember and on which to learn new skills. Also as a Friend you can contribute to the development of our operations by offering ideas to improve or expand our service to the community or by helping us in doing so.
If you haven’t made a contribution before, please consider setting up a standing order. If you are already contributing, please consider whether you could help us further by increasing your contribution. And make your donation go further by completing a Gift Aid declaration so that we can recover tax already paid.
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You can help ‘Angel’ not only through your own subscription but also by helping us recruit new Friends, or by putting us in contact with any potential funding sources.
We are also always looking for volunteers to assist us in all kinds of different ways, from painting the boat to marketing the boat to developing our website. Your help is more important than ever in maintaining our operations and enabling many more users benefit from the waterways experience.
Chair of Trustees