A plea for help

Starting work on site is a huge milestone. We hope you are as excited about the future of the mill as we are. The support from members has been invaluable and we are extremely grateful. As members you can help in many ways: promoting the work of the Trust to friends, relatives or colleagues and encouraging them to become members; donating to our fundraising appeal or holding events to raise funds for the project; and by volunteering your time to support the HLF project and future opening of the mill.

To keep members and supporters up to date we have set up a Twitter account where we will share project updates, photos and anything else of interest! To follow us on twitter search for @EskdaleMill or follow this link https://twitter.com/eskdalemill. Please do follow our updates, and help us by joining in the conversation, sharing our updates and adding your own images of the mill! Raising our social media profile will help attract new members to join the Trust, increase our volunteer base, and draw more visitors to the mill when we re-open in 2019.

To achieve permission to start we have to scale back our ambitions for the piggery and the wider grounds. Renewed fundraising efforts will focusing now on these key elements. A restored piggery will provide a much needed workshop and tool store. Improving the wider grounds will enhance the setting of the mill and cottage, and provide welcoming outdoor space for visitors to enjoy.

We are keen to complete both these projects but we need your help. The cost to rebuild the Piggery is anticipated to be £30,000. We are approaching a range of sources, but our chances of success are greatly increased by having some match funding. Donations of any size are most welcome – please click on the ‘Donate’ button to make a donation.
If you would prefer to donate your time, there are lots of opportunities to be involved in the HLF project, including welcoming visitors to the mill once we re-open. If you would like to find out more about volunteering please email eskdalemillvolunteers@gmail.com, and if you know of anyone that might be interested please share this information with them.