Trusts & foundations

Although we have strong and continuing support from many individuals and organisations, the Mills Archive Trust relies on the support of independent grant makers such as other trusts, funds and foundations to help us to protect an important part of our nation’s heritage.

Recently described as “one of the great archive success stories of the last decade”, many of the services we have developed and the projects we have completed have only come about thanks to the generosity of trusts, funds and foundations from all over the UK and abroad.

We are indebted to supporters such as these and view them as important partners in our quest to become:

The national centre of excellence for learning, understanding and research on the historical uses of traditional power sources.

Thank you to the following charitable organisations for their past and continuing support:

Donations and awards greater than £100,000:

  • Estate of Helen Major
  • The Heritage Lottery Fund

Donations and awards greater than £10,000:

  • Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
  • Vodafone World of Difference Foundation

Other generous donations and awards:

  • CB & HH Taylor Trust
  • Crag House Charitable Trust
  • Estate of JB Crawford
  • Estate of JSPB Buckland
  • Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust
  • High Salvington Mill Trust
  • Morton Charitable Trust
  • Oldland Mill Trust
  • Russell Trust
  • Santander Universities SME programme
  • Stotfold Mill Preservation Trust
  • Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society
  • University of Reading Access Fund
  • Upminster Windmill Preservation Trust
  • Windmill Hill Windmill Trust

If you are a trustee of one of our supporters, you have our thanks. If you are a trustee of another grant-giving organisation, we would love to talk to you about how our programmes could fit with your philosophy.

We have achieved so much by building partnerships, involving people and developing innovative approaches to our mission. We are small enough for you to be able to make a big difference to what we can achieve and we are ambitious enough to want to build on our success.

Please contact either Liz Bartram (Development Officer) or Ron Cookson (Chairman) if you would like to find our more. We are happy to come to you, but you may prefer to come and see us in action at the Mills Archive in Reading.

Some of the projects that were supported by these bodies: establishing our Founders’ Room; Frank Gregory Online; furnishing our Library; Kent Millers’ tales; Making Friends, Engaging People; Mills Archive Online; Mills Archive Research Publications; North-East Mills Online; our press cuttings database; paid internships and work experience placements; and the Mills Archive Research Prize.