Grant for Shrewsbury & Newport Canal

Published: Wednesday, 30 January 2019

THE Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust (SNCT) has been awarded a grant of £20,000 towards a project.

This is for the trust's Thomas Telford's Wappenshall Wharf project, and will be used to help the SNCT redevelop Wappenshall Wharf as a heritage site and tourist attraction, to protect the architectural and heritage importance of the buildings.

Re roofing ShrewsburyPublic and community access

It will be used, we are told, to engage the whole community, especially young people, in education, training and the arts and to provide the best level of public and community access and use of the site and buildings, with Chairman, Bernie Jones explaining:

“This is a major step forward for this key project in our Trust’s history. I am very grateful to the Wolfson Foundation, as raising the money in the present economic climate has been a real challenge. With this grant we will certainly be able to complete Phase 1 now.”

Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation ( is an independent charity that supports and promotes excellence in the fields of science, health, education and the arts and humanities. Since it was established in 1955, over £900 millions (about £1.9 billion in real terms) has been awarded by it to over 11,000 projects throughout the UK, all on the basis of expert review.