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 January, April, July and October each year. Most grants awarded are in the region of £500-£1,200.


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.

Terms of Reference

Refer to our terms of reference for more information about the Mill Repair Fund.

Past Recipients