THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s (NYMR) £9.7million Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey (YMJ) project has been successful in its bid for Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support.
The HLF cash award of £4.436m is one of the largest awarded to a preserved railway, and will allow the NYMR to start work on the various strands of a five-year YMJ scheme this spring, helping to safeguard the future of the railway.
The railway has received an additional £1.75m from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ Rural Payments Agency, and a £500,000 contribution from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership. In total this represents almost £6.7m in external grant aid.
Since the launch of the YMJ project in the autumn of 2017, public donations and legacies have generated a further £2.2m, leaving slightly more than £1m to be raised over the next five years to complete project funding.
Read more in the June 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!