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We are always delighted to receive offers of support and, since it combines both horticultural and railway activities, the opportunities for support are many and varied.

Support can be given in a variety of ways:

Financial: by making a donation.

In kind: by donating tools and materials or by offering practical or professional expertise.

Time: through participating in horticultural and railway activities.

Please contact the nursery for further details. You will be very welcome!

The nursery is very fortunate, and grateful, for the loyal support it receives from both private individuals and commercial organisations.

flowers on brick wall at Poppleton Community Railway Nursery


The nursery became a registered charity in 2012 and has since been fortunate in attracting grant funding from a range of organisations, including the City of York Council, Upper and Nether Poppleton Parish Councils, the Charity Lands and Unknown Donors Dole of Upper Poppleton, the York Medical Society, Poppleton Gardeners Guild, Co-op Community Fund and York Vikings Rotary. Projects funded have included accessibility, safety, toilets and washing facilities improvements, the museum/archive project and the purchase of furniture, horticultural tools and other equipment. Howdens gifted our kitchen five years ago and have also made improvements to our craft display space.

We welcome suggestions for future grant applications, although our three year lease prevents us from seeking Heritage Lottery etc funding. See our Projects Page for examples of the type of projects for which we would welcome funding contributions.


Sponsorship is also very welcome (eg a local business supported advertisements for nursery open days). We are currently enrolled in the new Co-op Community Fund. For every £1 Co-op members spend on selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p will go into their membership account. This is split equally between local causes like the nursery and the Community Partnerships Fund, where the Co-op work with like-minded national organisations to create lasting change on the issues we all care about.

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