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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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Young Preservationist of the Year 2008

Will Howard - the 2008 Award Winner!

The 2008 Young Preservationist of the Year is boatbuilder Will Howard. Using traditional woodworking skills Will builds boats that grace the Thames for the yard of Henwood & Dean. Will is pictured receiving his framed award and a cheque for £500 from Prince Michael.


Young Preservationist of the Year 2008







Exceptional craftsmanship


Will brought along to the awards ceremony a Thames Skiff that he had built out of sweet chestnut. Much admired as a static exhibit, Will assured Prince Michael that it had performed very well in river trials.



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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