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All Hands on The River Don

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All Hands on The River Don

Don Catchment Rivers Trust By Don Catchment Rivers Trust

Our project aims to connect the people of Doncaster to the River Don by exting the Don Valley Way and tell the story of the River Don. We want your help to do this.

Arksey Idea stage

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Not all residents know how great the River Don is, what it used to look like or how much it has shaped local history and industry. Our aim is to extend the Don Valley Way so that local people can take advantage of a beautiful blue green space that extends into the city centre. We will use interpretation boards to tell the story of local history and the nature that has returned to the river. How the changes we have made to our river have transformed how it behaves. We want to celebrate the ancient landscape, the first communities of Doncaster, viking settlers, Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden's re-routing of the Don, the industrial revolution, Doncaster Plant Works (home of the Flying Scotsman) and local campaigners such as Tiny Sylvester. Your money will help us celebrate Doncaster and the River Don, allowing the its story to be told for generations to come. We are talking to experts and local people to tell accurate stories. Help us achieve us this and celebrate our river city!

What we'll deliver:

  • Create and install 6 or more interpretation boards
  • Celebrate local natural and historic heritage
  • Connect local people to the River Don

Why it's a great idea:

Our project will encourage people to get out into blue green spaces and learn about the fantastic heritage on their doorstep. We will tell the story of the transformation of the Don and help people understand that these changes have an impact on the river, how it works and how it effects the communities that live near the River Don today. We will give people hope for the future by telling the story of how the river is recovering and what the Don Catchment Rivers Trust are doing to help this. Interpretation will be installed in places near the river or canal meaning allowing them to connect to nature and spend time outside, enhancing their physical and mental wellbeing. The signage will link to what will be the extended Don Valley Way, providing the opportunity to create a walking trail, promoting exercise.

Steps to get it done:

  • Funding approved for overall project by National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Interpretation ideas agreed
  • Interpretation designed and installed

Location Arksey

About the space

Lower River Don Corridor


Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,728

Interpretation signs x 6 - £10,800 (92%)
Other - £928 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Interpretation signs x 6
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • More interpretation boards to celebrate our fantastic local natural and historic heritage.

Total £11,728

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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