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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways secure £3.1 million grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund

We are delighted to announce that the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (FFWHR) has been successful in its application for a £3.1million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF).

This is a momentous occasion for our railway and is the culmination of years of hard work by our staff and volunteers, developing this outstanding application.

The £3,144,000 investment will provide significant scope for improving our services and facilities, attracting larger numbers of visitors and providing them with a ‘high-quality tourism experience’.

This project will also provide training, employment and volunteering opportunities for the community of Porthmadog.

Boston Lodge Works will be among the facilities across the railway which will undergo significant restoration and conservation work as a result of this funding, along with an extensive program for interpretation.

An additional £900,000 of matched funding for this three-and-a-half-year project, will be provided by supporters.

FFWHR General Manager, Paul Lewin said;

“We would like to thank everyone who has played a part in the success of this application, it has been a huge collective effort and one in which we can all take great pride.”

We now look forward to making our visions a reality, thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Link to full press release – https://www.festrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/FINAL-Boston-Lodge-3-million-08.10.2021.pdf

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