Make a Donation

The upkeep and welfare of the tram horses and the operation and maintenance of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway are publicly funded by the Isle of Man Government in support of the Island's heritage and tourism offering.

The Heritage Trust raises separate charitable funds to support education and conservation initiatives relating to the Horse Tramway, its draught horses and its historic tramcars.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer individual tram horse sponsorship at the present time, but making a general donation to the Heritage Trust enables us to provide a range of support in areas where we believe assistance is appropriate and for the public benefit.

We are an education and heritage conservation support charity.

Some of the ways in which education and heritage may be 'advanced' in the context of the operation of an historic horse tramway are described in About the Trust which also sets out our aims and objectives and highlights some of the initiatives that we've recently supported.

A single online donation of £6* or more qualifies for a thank you gift - please see below.

To Donate Online

Online donations using a credit / debit card or PayPal are made through a secure payment gateway provided by PayPal which will open when you click on the Make a Donation button. You can optionally choose a preferred donation purpose during the payment process. To view our privacy policy first, click here.

IMPORTANT: When using the PayPal secure payment gateway to make your online donation, you will need to tick the consent box to allow PayPal to share your postal address with us if you wish to receive a qualifying thank-you gift (see below). Unfortunately we are not able to accept notice of postal address information separately or at a later date.

To Donate in Person

Please visit the Stables when the Tramway is operating. A member of staff will be pleased to direct you to our on-site collection box.

You will also have the opportunity to view the Exhibition Room and to meet some of the Clydesdale and Shire draught horses.

Thank-You Gifts

If you make a single online donation of £6* or more to the Trust and at the same time provide us with your postal address, we will send you a set of four A5 colour Picturecards published by the Trust.

If your donation is £12+ or more, we will also send you a copy of the official 36-page Douglas Bay Horse Tramway souvenir guide booklet.


[*£7 and +£15 if your postal address is outside of the United Kingdom / Isle of Man.]

Thank-you gifts normally are sent within 5 working days after receiving the qualifying donation monies with valid postal address information.

These are limited period offers which may be withdrawn at any time. The guide booklet offer is subject to our available stock and excludes Tram Horse sponsorship donations. Picturecards no.1 to no.4 have been published to date.