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Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd

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Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd is a Registered Charity, Number 1092723, for the purpose of raising funds to support the SVR. It is commonly referred to on the SVR as "the Charitable Trust", and was originally called the SVR Rolling Stock Trust. Its objectives are to help fund restoration and maintenance projects, to help arrest the decline of heritage engineering skills and to safeguard the long-term future and operational capability of the Railway.
The ongoing objective is *It funds most of the costs of the SVR’s Heritage Skills Training Academy and team of apprentices.*Income from its endowment Future Fund will allow sustainable investment on the Railway in the years to come. Donations to raise funds the Future Fund are being matched, pound for the long-term preservation pound, by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of up to £500,000 until June 2017.*A rolling stock belonging to fundraising and restoration project for [[GWR Toad van 17410 | GWR Toad van 17410]] is now underway, in collaboration with the [[LNER Carriage Group]].*In May 2016, the Trust. Other recent initiatives have included funding secured a grant of £75,000 from the Department for Transport towards a project which will transform the Railway’s facilities for disabled visitors by adapting a carriage to wheelchair use to complete the SVR’s Heritage Skills Training Academyfleet of accessible carriages, and arranging Heritage Lottery rebuilding a second carriage to provide wheelchair-accessible dining facilities.*The Charitable Trust is supporting the SVR’s ambitious Bridgnorth Development Project.*The Trust supports the diesel groups' appeal seeking to improve facilities at the [[Kidderminster Diesel Depot]] which opened in June 2016<ref>[ Diesel Leaflet]</ref>.*It works with supporters to ensure their wishes are kept when they decide to leave a final legacy to the Railway in their Will. Previous support for includes:*It secured an HLF grant of £95,000 towards the restoration of [[GWR 4930 Hagley Hall | 4930 Hagley Hall]] .*The Trust has worked closely with volunteers from the [[LNER Carriage Group]] to raise funds for and in conjunction with Carriage & Wagon to complete the final restoration work on three Gresley teak carriages (7960, 24506 and for 52255.) These were splendidly showcased when Flying Scotsman visited the SVR Future Fund Endowmentin September 2016.*It contributed to the annual track re-laying work that took place in 2016 between Eardington and Bridgnorth.
The Charitable Trust owns [[GWR 7819 Hinton Manor]], together with a number of [[Carriages | carriages]] and [[Goods Wagons | goods wagons]]:
[ Charitable Trust website]
[ SVRLive page]
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