Mill Repair Fund

"I compliment SPAB on having such a straightforward system for its Mill Repair Fund - such a refreshing change in this day and age." 

- Colin Marshall, Burwell Mill

The Mills Section awards small grants for repairs to windmills and watermills from its Mill Repair Fund, which is funded by the Section and donations from members. They are awarded either to contribute towards emergency repairs or holding repairs to a mill; for routine mill maintenance where an owner or volunteer group is undertaking work that would not be eligible for grant aid from other bodies; and to augment grants from other bodies contributing towards mill repair costs. Grants to successful applicants are awarded on a quarterly basis, following the meetings of the Mills Committee in February, May, August and November each year. Most grants awarded are in the region of £500-£1,200.

Terms of reference

See if your project could be eligible for a grant by reading the terms and conditions of the Fund.

Application form

Apply by completing our simple form and sending it to us with any additional documentation.

Philosophy of repair

Find out more about our approach to the maintenance and repair of windmills and watermills.

Past Recipients