The Friends of Cromford Canal
The Friends of Cromford Canal, also referred to as the FCC or simply 'the Friends', was formed in 2002 with the aim of restoring the canal, inclusive of the branches to Pinxton and Lea Wood. More officially, the statement to the charity commission states the FCC's aim as:


The restoration, reconstruction, preservation & maintenance of the Cromford Canal, its associated buildings, towing path, structures & craft & the conservation of its natural charecter as a navigable inland waterway system for the benefit of the public


The Friends is managed by a committee of Trustees and general members, who currently meet twelve times a year in their work to actively promote the canal and its restoration. They are also responsible for the organisation of social events, merchandise and maintain archives relating to the canal.

The Friends publish a quarterly newsletter, 'The Portal', which gives members news of the restoration and general information about the canal. Past editions of 'Portal' are available online.