*The Charitable Trust funds most of the costs of the SVR’s [[Heritage Skills Training Academy]] and team of apprentices. It costs £21, 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>
===Previous support=== *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 around £10,000 *The Trust funded the overhaul of [[GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First]] from 2018. <ref>[https://svrtrust.org.uk/downloads/Platform%202018%20web%20version-1.pdf 'Platform' magazine, 2018 Issue 4, p. 6]</ref>* It contributed to the track re-laying work that took place in 2018 at [[ Accommodation bridge near Severn Lodge#County_Boundary_landslip| County Boundary]] *It supported the reinstating of the [[Eardington#The_platform|Eardington Station platform]] in January 2018 *In 2019 it hit its £397,000 target for its [[Falling Sands Viaduct]] appeal and was awarded a further £853,800 grant from The [[:Category:Lottery funding#National_Lottery_Heritage_Fund|National Lottery Heritage Fund]] , following an initial £71,800 in 2017 to develop its bid. *In 2019 a £10,000 grant from the Postcode Lottery funded covered outdoor seating and an enlarged Anderson shelter at [[The Engine House]]<ref>[https://www. svrlive.com/ epapril19 Express Points April 2019]</ref>. *In October 2017 the Trust announced it was establishing an [[The Engine House#Commemorative_Garden|In Memory Garden]] for SVR supporters, close to [[The Engine House] ].