Supporters & Sponsors

Supporters & Sponsors of Coldharbour Mill Trust

We at Coldharbour Mill are extremely grateful for the support shown to us from our visitors, volunteers, donors and funders. Without the support of other organisations, funding bodies and the community we would not be able to continue with the important work we do to preserve this historic building and the nationally significant collections within.

Here are some of our sponsors and supporters and what they have done to support us:

Arts Council England

Arts Council England are the national development agency for creativity and culture. By 2030 they want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. Between 2018 and 2022, they are investing £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help deliver their vision.

They have been pibotal in supporting Coldharbour Mill through the Covid-19 pandemic awarding us a relief grant to help cover the Mill’s core costs during it’s time of closure.

Find out more about Arts Council England below

The Clare Milne Trust

The Clare Milne Trust supports people living with disabilities in Devon and Cornwall.
They do this by making grants to charities working directly with people with disabilities in the South West. The Clare Milne Trust focuses its grants on small effective charities with good volunteer support.

The Clare Milne Trust has supported Coldharbour Mill with funding to improve accessibility to our Museum

You can find more information about this organisation below

Tesco Bags of Help

Tesco community grants fund thousands of local projects in communities across the UK. To date they have helped people to improve community buildings and outdoor spaces, to buy new equipment, to train coaches or volunteers, to host community events and much more.

We were lucky to be given a grant from Tesco Bags of Help to support our Emergency Donation Appeal in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

You can find more information about this organisation below

Viridor Credits

Viridor Credit’s Landfill Communities Fund began life as the Landfill Tax Credits Scheme in 1996 as a way of improving community facilities for those living in the vicinity of a landfill site. It allows landfill operators to donate a percentage of their tax liability to an environmental body. In the last 24 years, more than £1.3 billion has been spent on qualifying community, environmental and heritage projects all over the UK.

Viridor was one of the main donors responsible for supporting our project to restore the Mill’s Gas Retort House and Economiser.

You can find more information about this organisation below

The Association for Industrial Archaeology

The AIA is a national organisation for people who share an interest in Britain’s industrial past. It brings together groups and individuals with an interest and expertise in identifying, recording, preserving and presenting the remains of the industrial past.

The AIA was one of the main donors responsible for supporting our project to restore the Mill’s Gas Retort House and Economiser.

You can find more information about this organisation below

Association of Independent Museums

AIM helps heritage organisations prosper, demonstrating the relevance and importance of our heritage to everyone so that it is preserved and inspires all our futures. AIM also administers grants for museums to help with a variety of needs including training, conservation and development.

AIM have funded many projects at Coldharbour Mill including our current collections care projects.

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Uffculme Parish Council

Uffculme Parish Council have over 2500 parishoners and are champions of the work done here at Coldharbour Mill.

They are currently supporting our New storage space project.

Go to Uffculme Parish Council website below to find out more:

National Lottery Heritage Fund

With every purchase of a ticket, National Lottery players raise money for good causes. The National Lottery Heritage Fund is one of 12 distributors of this funding.

Since 1994, the National Lottery has raised more than £39billion for good causes. Of this, we have distributed over £8bn to more than 44,000 heritage projects across the UK.

Go to the National Lottery Heritage Fund website and find out more:

The Friends of Coldharbour Mill

The Friends of Coldharbour Mill is an association of people who support the Mill, chiefly by raising funds for projects.

As a separate registered charity (No: 289991) the Friends are also able to provide third-party support funding to the Trust for grant applications and we are grateful for their continued support of our work.

Find out more about the Friends of Coldharbour Mill or join here:

Devon County Council

Devon COunty Council has supported Coldharbour Mill through there locality budgets. This is how they work:

Each county councillor has a locality budget fund of £10,000 that they can use to respond to local needs in any financial period.Councillors can, if they wish, make grants to support projects or activities that benefit the communities they represent.

Locality budget funding adds value to projects that are beneficial to local communities, and help meet the Council’s strategic objectives as described in the Council’s Better Together 2014-2020 plan. Projects are diverse and reflect the needs of local communities. All projects should include some other financial contribution(s) and/or local support.

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Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile allows customers to select a preferred charity when shopping and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to Coldharbour Mill if you have selected us.

To find out more about Amazon Smile below:

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust creates havens for wildlife by planting millions of trees every year, they campaign for new laws to protect ancient woodland and  to restore damaged ancient woods so they can breathe again. The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity with over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 woods of their own which are free to visit anytime.

The Woodland Trust gave Coldharbour Mill over 400 trees for Project Splash! and will be giving another 400 in 2020 to continue our work to create a new community woodland.

To find out more about The Woodland Trust below:

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £80 million annually.  It was established in 1958 by the Weston family and is one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK which has donated over £1 billion in total.  The Trustees are descendants of the founder and the Weston family continues to take a highly active and hands-on approach.

The Garfield Weston Foundation has supported Coldharbour Mill to……

To find out more about The Garfield Weston Foundation visit their website below: