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Raising funds for the Railway

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Support Funds and Groups. You can support some funds by membership or purchasing shares.


Tax efficient financial support to the Severn Valley Railway.

The following groups associated with the Railway have charitable status:

Gift Aid on donations means the charity reclaims 25p on every £1 if you’re paying income tax.


Legacies. Bequests can be willed without attracting Inheritance Tax, currently 40% on the value of estates above £325,000 (£650,000 for married couples and civil partners, plus an additional nil-rate band when a residence is passed on death to a direct descendant). The SVR Charitable Trust has forms on its website. Inheritance tax reduces from 40% to 36% for those estates leaving 10% or more to charity.


Payroll Giving. Donate directly from your gross salary with immediate tax relief. More info here.


Will your employer support the Railway..? Some employers have a 'good causes fund' and staff can apply for paid time as a volunteer, or funds for their good cause. You can check what’s available with your employer, usually on its intranet or through its HR or payroll team.

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