Public Funding Appeal




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Background Information

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 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.  
The Trust worked hard during 2018 on funding towards the garage purchase.  It secured commitment for a significant amount of the funding needed including from its own reserves.  It also has an ongoing campaign to raise capital from a range of funding bodies.  In March 2019, the Trust launched a public funding appeal with a target of raising £100,000.  This included the launch of a crowdfunding page hosted by  The target was achieved later the same year. 

Please note that the total raised mentioned on represents the total raised from crowdfunding only and not the total for the appeal overall which includes funds from a range of other sources.  

Fundraising continues.  Any further money we can raise reduces the loan.  If you are able to donate to us then we would be extremely grateful. All donations, no matter how small are greatly appreciated!

If the building is not purchased or there is money left over then the funds will be used for maintenance of the property.