A RAILWAY centre in Didcot has received a £5,500 grant to provide “memorable experiences” for the community.

Volunteer-run Didcot Railway Centre, which houses a collection of historic trains, received a grant from The Didcot Powerhouse Fund to help aid the organisation’s services for young carers.

The donor-advised fund, which was founded in November 2021, gave a total of £95,508 worth of grants to 17 organisations in Didcot ranging from £400 to £13,000.

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The museum, off Station Road, hopes to use the grant to provide a “memorial experience for the local community” by continuing to provide tours, rallys, “steam days”, “diesel days”, “discovery days”, and more.

Herald Series: Volunteers from Didcot Railway Centre and Didcot Grub Hub at an earlier event.Volunteers from Didcot Railway Centre and Didcot Grub Hub at an earlier event.

Ann Middleton, of Didcot Railway Centre, said “We are delighted to have received a grant from the Didcot Powerhouse Fund.

“The funding will help us support local people to build on the work we have done with Didcot Community Partnership.

“After two years of the pandemic we are excited to be working with the local community again.”

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Elizabeth Paris, interim chair and deputy lieutenant of Oxfordshire, said: “The volume and quality of grant applications the fund received was extraordinary, giving the grants panel an incredibly difficult task in deciding how to allocate funds.

"The submissions highlighted the incredible work that so many local people, volunteers as well as charities, are doing to support the local community.”


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