WSRA receives £50,000 funding from Julia and Hans Rausing’s Charity Survival Fund


The West Somerset Railway Association are delighted to announce they have received £50,000 funding from Julia and Hans Rausing’s Charity Survival Fund. This kind and generous grant has been donated in order to mitigate the economic impact of the Covid 19 pandemic and to support the charity in covering their core costs. We are all thrilled with this donation and hope the Trustees will come and visit us over the next financial year so we can demonstrate the importance of our heritage line.

 

During this very difficult year, the WSRA also gratefully acknowledges the following donations from Trusts and Foundations:

Transport Trust   £1,500 towards the restoration of 4561
Hastoe Housing Assoc  £250 towards first aid costs for the Steam Rally
Somerset Community Foundation £250 for WSR TV equipment
Skipton  £427.50  for WSR TV equipment
Elmgrant Trust £1400 towards the restoration of 4561
Aviva Community Fund £1040.67 towards the restoration of 4561
Calor rural community fund £92.90 for the Hawksworth Saloon
Card Factory £1,000 towards volunter recruitment and training costs
Aurelius Charitable trust £3,500 towards the restoration of 4561
Medlock Charitable Trust £2,500 towards the restoration of 4561
Prudential (MGP community) £2000 towards volunteer recruitment and training costs
Hilary Awdry Charitable Trust £2000 towards the restoration of 4561
29th May 1961 Charitable Trust £1000 towards the restoration of 4561
Verina Black Charitable Trust £2000 towards the restoration of 4561
Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust £3000 towards the restoration of 4561