News from the Mills Archive
The Mills Archive has won a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to extend and improve our Friends organisation. The grant forms part of the HLF's Catalyst scheme to improve the long-term viability of charities such as ours.
The funding for our project – Making friends, engaging people – will offer us several strategic opportunities and will empower us to widen our network of supporters and contribute to making the Archive sustainable. We will achieve this by introducing new strands to our Friends scheme to cater for a wider range of interests and needs, including commercial interests. At the same time, we shall be able to offer benefits to a wide range of heritage groups and carry our message about the importance of preserving the records of our milling heritage even further. More information.
Research competition deadline extended
The Mills Archive's successful research competition is to be held for the second time. At the request of several potential entrants, the deadline for the submission of proposed titles has been extended to 10th December 2013.
Completed entries must be submitted by 31st May 2014 and the winning entries will be announced by 31st July 2014.
Two prizes are offered. The Research Prize of £500 is for a major piece of previously unpublished research, whilst the Research Award of £50 is for a shorter original article. More information.
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