The aims of the fund are:

  • Protecting Access
  • Promote and protect access to water in Scotland for the population, by improving and enhancing physical access to waterways
  • To advance the education and understanding of the public in the subject of responsible access to water in Scotland
  • To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the water environment and Scottish waters for their own sake, for the inspiration they give to humanity and for future generations, by promoting good practice by those taking access to water, by bringing to public attention environmentally harmful practices etc. and by practical intervention
  • Improve public participation in healthy paddle sports and recreation by both promoting education of responsible access and physical improvements to improve access to water