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Awards and Loans

The Trust offers financial assistance to individuals or groups to carry through restoration or improvement projects to completion. The Trust also invites enquiries about sponsoring one or more Awards.



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Derek Gransden - the 2010 Award Winner!

The Preservationist of the Year award for 2010 goes to Derek Gransden for his leadership of the VIC96 trust. When the Maryport maritime museum closed several vessels were left to an uncertain fate. A group of enthusiasts from SE England decided to restore VIC96, one of the last Victualling Inshore Craft from WW2. Restoration to seaworthy condition over several years of long-haul weekend visits finally allowed Derek to skipper her down to Chatham, now once again her home port.








The National Transport Trust makes loans to groups, associations and individuals at advantageous rates for the restoration of artefacts - whether mobile or part of the infrastructure.  Applications must be supported by a simple business plan which demonstrates the financial viability of the project. A sample business plan is available on request from the Treasurer.


The Trust does occasionaly make Awards for schemes which further the preservation movement. Again if you wish further information please contact the Treasurer.


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