Launch of fund to get Brixton Windmill grinding flour again
“When will you be grinding flour?” was the most frequent question visitors asked us this year.
Brixton Windmill is a much-loved Lambeth landmark, and producing Brixton flour would help sustain its future when current funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund ends in 2015.
So we are launching a big public appeal for money to get Brixton Windmill grinding by 2016 – its 200th birthday!
A fund of £20k – to be raised in £5k stages – will help us to sort out the best way to produce Brixton flour without affecting our public open days and school visits.
We need the money to carry out a feasibility study into:
- ensuring we meet food production/hygiene and health and safety regulations
- securing a supply of organic grain
- paying for milling expertise and training in how to work the fully-restored electric driven stones
- setting up a partnership with experienced millers (local if possible) for finishing processes such as flour sifting, packaging and storage
- marketing Brixton flour not just at Brixton Windmill but locally in Brixton Market and eventually further afield
working with local bakers – also potential partners
We need a catchy campaign title – if you can come up with a great name for the appeal we want to hear it!
- We need great ideas to kick start the fund and raise the first £5k. If you have some great ideas for special events and/or attracting big sums from donors, get in touch!
We need your help and support to raise the £20,000. Please let us know what you can do. Email Shaun at firstname.lastname@example.org