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Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd

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==Support==
*The Charitable Trust funds most of the costs of the SVR’s Heritage Skills Training Academy and team of apprentices.It costs 621,000 to fund an apprentice for one year, and the Trust funded £165,125 in 2017 (2016: £35,000).<ref>[http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends23/0001092723_AC_20170630_E_C.PDF SVR Charitable Trust Report and Financial Statements 30 June 2017]</ref>
*Income from its endowment Future Fund will allow sustainable investment on the Railway in the years to come. Donations to the Future Fund were matched, pound for pound, by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of up to £500,000 which was reached on 26 May 2017. It has aspirations to grow the Fund to £10 million.<ref>SVRLive Charitable Trust page, 26 April 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
*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 [[The LNER Carriage Group | LNER Carriage Group]] to raise funds for and in conjunction with Carriage & Wagon to complete the final restoration work on three Gresley teak carriages ([[LNER 7960 Kitchen Composite|Kitchen Composite 7960]], [[LNER 24506 Brake Third|Brake Third 24506]] and [[LNER 52255 Open Third|Open Third 52255]].) These were splendidly showcased when Flying Scotsman visited the SVR in September 2016.
*It contributed £30,000 to the annual track re-laying work that took place in 2016 between Eardington and Bridgnorth.*The Trust has been instrumental in funding the stonework restoration on [[Sandbourne Viaduct]] with £60,000 contributed in 2017
*In January 2018 it raised £13,000 by appeal to repair [[Severn_Valley_Railway_Timeline_2010-2019#2017 | damage caused by vandals]] to two coaches.
*A rolling stock fundraising and restoration project for [[GWR 17410 'Toad' 20T Goods Brake Van | GWR Toad van 17410]] took place in collaboration with the [[The LNER Carriage Group | LNER Carriage Group]] and raised over £7,275.<ref>SVRLive 'GWR Toad van 17410' page, 7 July 2017</ref>
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