The restoration of The Station was made possible by enormous community effort, with a wide range of people contributing their time, skills and support.
The Station is run by Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust. Individual small businesses support us by leasing space, artists hold exhibitions here, and we also rely on the dedicated work of friends and volunteers.
You can support The Station in a number of ways...
Check out easyfundraising.org.uk to find out how you can support The Station through almost every online purchase you make from almost 3000 retailers, from M&S to Tesco and Amazon.
Simply search for The Station and click on 'support us now'. This helps generate more income for the Station - at absolutely no cost to you!
Please bring your unwanted books to The Station. Our platform second-hand book trolley is a very popular way for people to refresh their libraries, and it is an incredibly successful way of generating money for the charity.
If you have a few hours to spare and would like to be part of something varied and exciting, volunteer with us.
There are many opportunities to get involved; whether it's helping visitors when they arrive on the platform, assisting with exhibitions and events, admin duties or retail work in The Shop.
How our Friends’ memberships help Richmondshire Buildings:
Restoration of the Station in Richmond.
This superb Victorian building has been brought back to life as an art gallery and exhibition space, community venue for groups, meetings and classes, and home to a variety of small, artisan businesses. If that wasn’t enough, we also have a three-screen cinema and a restaurant/café – somewhere to meet your friends for lunch, drop in for a coffee or to enjoy a pre-cinema meal.
Without our Friends, none of this would have been possible.
The Old Grammar School
Aided by a first-round grant from the Heritage Enterprise Lottery Fund and from the Architectural Heritage Fund, we are currently working on plans to restore and re-purpose this wonderful, iconic building, which sits across the river from The Station and was designed by the same architect, George Townsend Andrews of York.
The Trust is now working towards saving the School to be used as a sustainable ‘Community Hub’, providing community facilities with complementary commercial use to ensure its future viability and saving
If all our plans prove to be viable we must apply for a second grant from the HLF to carry out the restoration work, but we still need to raise a further £450,000. By becoming a Friend of the RBPT you will be helping us towards this goal.
As well as larger projects, the Trust also supports small projects to carry out works of restoration, or conservation repair where the properties are in the hands of smaller charities, Parish Councils or even private ownership. A small grant can make a real difference to maintenance or repair of a significant building or structure or promote significant relevant education in Richmondshire..
If you would like to become more involved with Richmond Building Preservation Trust, the charity which runs The Station, and have some specific professional skills, why not think about becoming a Trustee?