Severn and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal and includes plans to
build a new 1,000-metre stretch of waterway near Droitwich, Worcs.
British Waterways hopes work on the Droitwich Barge and Junction
begin before the end of the year.
Once restored, the canals are expected to generate more than
320,000 extra visits to the area within five years, bringing an
estimated £2.75million into the area annually.
The announcement of £3million funding from Advantage West Midlands
follows a £4.6million grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, a pledge of
funding from Wychavon District Council and Worcestershire County
Council, and a number of smaller organisations, including the Inland