Investing to help safeguard the SVR

Our Future Fund is a long-term endowment, and its purpose is to provide a steady funding stream to help protect and preserve the SVR’s rolling stock and infrastructure, thereby safeguarding the future of the Railway.

When you donate to the Future Fund, your contribution will have a lasting effect. The Future Fund is invested in a professionally managed portfolio, to generate income year on year.

Our Future Fund received a fantastic kick-start, thanks to match funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. They generously offered to match up to £500,000 of donations, pound for pound, to allow us to raise the first £1 million for the Future Fund.

Although the HLF match funding offer has now ended, we are still actively welcoming donations to the endowment Future Fund, and if you're a tax payer, we can still claim a further 25% on your donation, at no extra cost to you.

The initial £1 million has already grown to £1.2 million, with the help of further donations and re-invested income. But we're not stopping there. We believe, that with your help, we can push the amount in the endowment Future Fund to £2 million by 2020. We'll do this at the same time as continuing our campaigns for essential projects on the Railway, such as restoring Falling Sands Viaduct, locomotives Hagley Hall and Hinton Manor, various carriages and wagons, and continuing to fund the pioneering Heritage Skills Training Academy. But we need your help.

Please download a Donation Form, and return it to us. If you write 'endowment Future Fund' on the form, we'll know exactly how you would like us to use it. 

Or make an instant donation online by using the red buttons to the right.