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.
The ongoing objective is to raise funds for the long-term preservation of rolling stock belonging to the Trust. Other recent initiatives have included funding for the SVR’s Heritage Skills Training Academy, and arranging Heritage Lottery support for the restoration of 4930 Hagley Hall and for the SVR Future Fund Endowment.
The Charitable Trust owns [[GWR 7819 Hinton Manor]], together with a number of [[Carriages | carriages]]. 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]].