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.
*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 the Future Fund are being matched, pound for pound, by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of up to £500,000 until June 2017. *A rolling stock 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 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 fleet of accessible carriages, and 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>[http://svrtrust.org.uk/download/get/diesel-appeal-leaflet/107.html 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 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 52255. ) These were splendidly showcased when Flying Scotsman visited the SVR in 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]]: * Some of these carriages were formerly owned by a separate body, the L.M.S & B.R. Coach Fund. The Coach Fund donated them to the Charitable Trust in 2007, following which it became a department within the Charitable Trust. The department maintains a [[L.M.S. & B.R. Coach Department Sales Coach | sales coach]] at [[Bridgnorth]].* Three carriages were also acquired from [[The LNER (SVR) Coach Fund | the LNER (SVR) Coach Fund]] in 2010, at which time [[The LNER Carriage Group | the LNER Carriage Group]] similarly became a department within the Charitable Trust. *In early 2016, the [[The LNER (SVR) Coach Fund|LNER (SVR) Coach Fund]] and the [[Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC|SVR Holdings Company]] transferred the ownership of their LNER carriages to the Charitable Trust, resulting in the Trust now owning all nine LNER carriages based on the SVR.
A full list of all the rolling stock owned by the Trust can be found [[:Category:Rolling stock owned by The SVR Charitable Trust | here]] .
[[The Severn Valley Railway in preservation#Current Organisation | The SVR Organisation]]
<br>[[ :Category:Rolling stock owned by The SVR Charitable Trust | List of rolling stock owned by The SVR Charitable Trust]]
[http://svrtrust.org.uk/ Charitable Trust website][
http://www.svrlive.com/charitable-trust SVRLive page ]