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Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd

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Added CT funds raised updates from SVRLive
*The Charitable Trust 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.{{As of|2017|2}} donations have reached £425,000,<ref>SVRLive Charitable Trust page, 23 February 2017</ref>*A rolling stock fundraising and restoration project for [[GWR 17410 'Toad' 20T Goods Brake Van | GWR Toad van 17410]] is now underway, in collaboration with the [[The LNER Carriage Group | LNER Carriage Group]].{{As of|2017|2}} donations have reached £4,000,<ref>SVRLive 'GWR Toad van 17410' page, 23 February 2017</ref>
*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.{{As of|2017|2}} donations have reached £28,000,<ref>SVRLive 'Bridgnorth development' page, 23 February 2017</ref>
*The Trust supports the diesel groups' appeal seeking to improve facilities at the [[Diesel Depot |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.
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