Our National Lottery Heritage grant award

Heritage Fund

We’ve been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to expand volunteering in the community.

Friends of Windmill Gardens have been awarded a grant of £96,788 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop and diversify volunteering opportunities at Brixton Windmill. 

This exciting heritage project, which will enable a part time Heritage Engagement Officer to join the team, will allow Friends of Windmill Gardens to expand the work they do and engage more local residents and organisations in the fascinating history of Brixton Windmill. 

The mill is currently London’s only working mill and thanks to volunteers still produces flour today. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, this 3-year project will focus on building relationships with underrepresented groups and audiences. The project will develop new and existing volunteer roles including tour guiding, flour milling and gardening. Close links will be developed with local organisations to encourage longer term involvement from young people and those with disabilities. 

Commenting on the award, Chair of Trustees Toussainte Reba said: “We are thrilled to have received this support thanks to National Lottery players and are confident the project will support our local community to become active in taking pride in Brixton’s heritage. We have made great strides over the last few years in developing a dedicated team of volunteers. The grant will allow us to take our work forward, diversifying our team and welcoming more of our local residents to be part of their local heritage.”

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