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Our Supporters

The Midland Railway Trust is supported by a range of organisations including the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please see below for further details on our supporters and how they have helped us over the years.

Accredited Museum – Arts Council England

The Midland Railway Trust, which operates the Midland Railway – Butterley, Ripley, Derbyshire, is an Accredited Museum. Administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the UK Accreditation Partnership, Accreditation is the benchmark for well-run Museums and Galleries.

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Culture Recovery Fund

The Midland Railway Trust has received grants of £38,548 and £149,156 from two rounds of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Heritage Fund – National Lottery

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant in excess of £35,000 the Midland Railway – Butterley has been able to use the professional services of specialist Consultants, Lawyers and Accountants to review all aspects of its charitable, museum and business operations.

Additional support of £1000 came from Derbyshire County Council and we are very grateful for the support offered by both organisations. Hundreds of volunteer hours have also added to make this project a success.

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The European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development

A major grant awarded by the Rural Development Growth Programme for England has enabled the Midland Railway – Butterley’s museum complex at Swanwick Junction to be transformed by the application of a high quality tarmac surface to 3,300 square metres of roadway.

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