The National Lottery Heritage Fund has sent a grant of £47,000 to the Nene Valley Railway to help pay bills and wages whilst the railway is closed.
Since lockdown began, the Nene Valley Railway has been closed to protect its staff, volunteers and visitors.
All staff, except two, have been furloughed and expenses minimised whilst the main source of income, from train tickets, has dried up.
Kim Shaw, Acting General Manager at Nene Valley Railway, said: “Thanks to the National Lottery and its players we now have a fighting chance of being able to welcome visitors back to the railway when we are allowed to reopen. We’re grateful that The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us at this crucial time – it’s a lifeline to us and others who are passionate about sustaining heritage for the benefit of all. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated to our emergency appeal and would warmly welcome further contributions.
The grant has been made possible by National Lottery players and was awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s ‘Heritage Emergency Fund’.
If you would like to make a donation to the NVR, you can do so by clicking here to visit their website.
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