North Yorkshire Moors Railway secures funding boost | So Good News
A POPULAR heritage railway in North Yorkshire has secured a major funding boost from Arts Council England.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has been awarded a £750,000 National Portfolio Organization (NPO) grant by Arts Council England to help the charity continue its work in preservation, conservation, education and engaging communities.
The funding will be rolled out over the next three years, with the heritage railway set to receive £250,000 each year.
It will be used across projects, including restoring visitor numbers to pre-Covid levels; improve interpretation at the station and on the train; expand NYMR serving; improve the educational offer for school groups; and better travel for those with special needs.
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Chris Price, CEO of the NYMR, said: “This is such great news and a real testament to the work we do; it is also recognition of the importance of the NYMR to the region, both economically and culturally, and allows us to continue our work and now even more individuals, groups and communities to share our passion for the history of the region through steam travel.”
Chairman of Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, said: “As well as continuing our commitment to our many established and renowned cultural organisations, I am deeply proud of the support we will give to the new organizations which will help ignite creativity across the whole country .”