Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd

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Future Fund reaches its matched funding limit
*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 were matched, pound for pound, by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of up to £500,000 until June which was reached on 26 May 2017. {{As of|2017|4}} £25,000 of public donations are still required before It has aspirations to grow the deadlineFund to £10 million.<ref>SVRLive Charitable Trust page, 26 April 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.
Trustworthy, administrator