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Mill Funding

Bancroft Mill Engine Museum has always operated a policy of self-funding for the day to day running and maintenance costs. From time to time it has been necessary to obtain grants from various bodies in order to make major improvements, or to carry out essential work, so that the Museum may continue to run as a working experience for the benefit of the public. The Museum is operated entirely by volunteers who have a wide range of skills and experience, and much of the work and improvements has been carried out by them.

Each year, the volunteers carry out a programme of continuing improvements to both the engine and the buildings. Throughout its existence, apart from some minor funding from mainly local bodies (such as the Civic Museum and Green Lantern) for smaller improvements, major grants have been received from:

If you would like to make a donation towards the running of the Museum you can do so using the Donate button below even if you do not have a Paypal account - Thank you!


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