HELP US SECURE OUR FUTURE!
The GVVT is delighted to confirm that it has achieved its £100,000 target for the Bridgeton Bus Garage fundraising appeal which was launched earlier this year. This has provided us with the additional funding required to support our loan for the building purchase. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our appeal. We are still accepting donations which will be used to improve the building itself.
Bridgeton Bus Garage has been the home of GVVT since 2003. It enables the Trust to carry out its transport heritage and community outreach activities.
Without Bridgeton Bus Garage, the future of the GVVT activities and its contribution to the local community would be difficult. The garage has provided the ideal platform for the development of the Trust to what it is today. But purchase of the building would release the potential to expand what we do, what we can offer the community and help us achieve our aim of becoming a ‘working museum.’
The Trust worked hard during 2018 on funding towards the garage purchase. It has secured commitment for a significant amount of the funding needed. The Trust will also contribute heavily from its own reserves. In addition, we are engaged in an ongoing campaign to raise capital from a range of funding bodies. But we now need to make the final push to raise the remaining money to cover the funding gap. Our target is to raise £100,000. All donations, no matter how small are greatly appreciated to help us reach our target!
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BRIDGETON BUS GARAGE - Bridgeton Bus Garage is the last remaining bus garage built by Glasgow Corporation Transport opening in 1965. It represents a typical example of industrial architecture from that period. Moreover, it was made for the repair and maintenance of heavy commercial vehicles. A function it continues to provide, albeit the heavy commercial vehicles are vintage ones.
* If the building is not purchased or there is money left over then the funds will be used for maintenance of the property