Fundraising & Donations

A Little About Our Fundraising Causes

We rely on public donations, membership subscriptions, gift sales and our members’ voluntary work to carry on all of our charity work:- helping to promote and conserve Manx steam railway heritageFundraising appeals and grant applications are made to assist with larger qualifying projects.  Donations of any amount are most gratefully received to help us continue our work.

Heritage conservation and interpretation projects that the Supporters Association has undertaken directly or supported financially over the past three decades are listed on our Projects Page and these include most recently the complete restoration of original 1873 goods van G.1 in time for the 150th  anniversary celebrations in 2023 as well as the cosmetic restoration of No.5 Mona for the same event.

Work is also ongoing on similar cosmetic work to No.9 Douglas as well as a number of peripheral projects focusing around the wayside stations at The Level, Ballabeg and Port St. Mary among others, as well as the provision of platform furniture and improved signage in the museum.  All of these projects are funded from within the Association's coffers so fundraising is vital.


Ways You Can Donate

If youre donating to support a specific project or charitable purpose, please dont forget to tell us otherwise we may apply your donation to any of our initiatives helping to promote and conserve Manx steam railway heritage.   To view our privacy policy before donating, click here.

Online With PayPal Account

Donate to us via the PayPal Giving Fund U.K. using a PayPal account and 100% of your donation will come to us - no deductions, no fees! Plus, if youre an eligible U.K. taxpayer, you can make your donation worth 25% more with GiftAid!

Click on the PayPal Giving Fund button to open a secure payment window and follow the onscreen instructions to make your donation.

Online With Debit / Credit Card

Click on the Donate With Card button to open a secure payment window and follow the onscreen instructions to make your donation.

Direct Bank Transfer

If you have telephone/mobile/internet banking services with a U.K. or Isle of Man Bank, you can make a direct payment to our bank account from yours.  Contact us for our banking details by emailing

Cheque By Post

Please complete a donation form (click here to download a copy in .pdf format) and then return it to us with your cheque / money order.

Shopping Online!

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There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be very grateful for the donations.

Please note:  If you donate towards a specific project or charitable purpose which, despite our reasonable endeavours or for reasons beyond our control, we are not then able to undertake or complete, our charity Trustees may apply your donation (or the remaining part of it) to our other on-going charity work - helping to promote and conserve Manx steam railway heritage.