The Association is a charitable membership organisation formed as a company limited by guarantee and is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association.
Each principal member of the Association is, therefore, a member of the company and has a right to attend and vote at the company general meetings.
Members support the Association by volunteering their services free, by paying an annual subscription and by making donations.
The main charitable objectives of the Association are:
to restore, renovate, preserve, maintain and operate the railway between Duffield and Ravenstor Stations, as a working heritage railway for the enjoyment of the general public, providing both educational and entertainment activities.
to restore, renovate, preserve and maintain artefacts and other heritage features connected with the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
the purchase, restoration and maintenance of heritage railway rolling stock.
The Association continues to support specific projects undertaken by WyvernRail plc, which are in line with the Association’s charitable activities.