National Lottery Heritage Fund application

The National Lottery Heritage Fund 

Having had our Expression of interest accepted by the London and South Panel of the NHLF in June 2023, we now have twelve months to complete a highly detailed Stage One application along with our strategic application partners, the primary partner being, our home, The Swindon and Cricklade Railway

The application is focussed around the reconstruction and restoration of the Merchant Navy Pacific to original Bulleid condition, making it unique in preservation. Whilst the work on 35011 meets the “Saving Heritage” element of the bid, the other key Heritage Fund investment principles will be partially addressed with a new building at Blunsdon (which will be a Swindon & Cricklade Railway asset) to encompass engineering facilities together with training and education spaces.

To support our application with the National Lottery Heritage Fund we have set up the following project team, the current co-opted members are as follows:

Jon Netting,CGMA, ACMA, AssocCIPD

Gerry Leyman

Dr Steve Rapley, CEng MIMechE

Chris Mileman

David Oborn 

Michael Abbott - Representing The Swindon and Cricklade Railway)

David Tucker - Application Consultant