The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust is a waterway society, a charitable trust no. 1042227, registered November 21, 1994, and a registered company No. 2956417, operating in Derbyshire and Nottingham, England, UK. The Society's aim is the restoration and re-opening of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal, the construction of the "Derby Arm" boat lift, and the return to navigation of The River Derwent. The Canal was opened in 1793 and ran for 14 miles from Swarkestone on the Trent and Mersey Canal to Sandiacre on the Erewash Canal. The Society was founded in 1994 and has over 1600 members; many of these take part in working parties restoring bridges and locks, tree planting, hedge laying and fencing.