Funders | Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
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Historic England and Friends staff saying a big 'thank you' to National Lottery players as part of the 2019 ThanksToYou campaign © Historic England.

Thank you to our Funders

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the individuals, organisations, trusts and foundations who have played a part in rescuing this internationally recognised heritage site so far.  Without their generosity, Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings and all the stories that it brings might have been lost forever.


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Made possible with the Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund are the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage, and have supported Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings with a grant of £20.7million.

Using money raised by National Lottery players, The National Lottery Heritage Fund inspires, leads and resources the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.

HM Government | Here For Culture

The Cultural Recovery Fund

The project has received funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund which is intended to open up heritage and the benefits it brings to everyone.

European Structural and Investment Fund

The European Regional Development Fund

Regeneration work on the project was kick-started by a funding package through the European Regional Development Fund.

Marches LEP | Midlands Engine

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (Marches LEP), via its Growth Deal with Government, has provided funding to support various infrastructure works as part of the regeneration project.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

The Foundation’s principle objectives are to promote the arts, culture and heritage for public benefit.

Foyle Foundation

Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities, mainly in support of arts and learning.

The Hobson Charity

The Hobson Charity

The Hobson Charity make grants to such associations, trusts, societies or corporations established for charitable purposes.

The Ian Askew Trust

The Ian Askew Trust

The Ian Askew Trust donates funds to other charitable organisations in support of their aims.

The Ironmongers' Company

The Ironmongers' Foundation

The Ironmongers’ Foundation makes grants to support young people and communities, and to promote the craft of ironwork.

L G Harris Trust

L G Harris Trust

The L G Harris Trust is a trust fund for the use of charitable institutions or for charitable purposes.

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The Loppylugs and Barbara Morrison Charitable Trust

The Loppylugs and Barbara Morrison Charitable Trust makes grants available to charitable organisations.

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The Pilgrim Trust

The Pilgrim Trust is an independent grant-making trust that gives to charities and other public bodies that work on preserving the UK’s heritage or catalysing social change.

The Walker Trust

The Walker Trust

The Walker Trust offers grants to Shropshire organisations and individuals in the areas of health and disability and education and training.

William A Cadbury Charitable Trust

William A Cadbury Charitable Trust

The William A Cadbury Charitable Trust is a Birmingham based grant making charity which provides funding to other charitable organisations working principally in the West Midlands.

The Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation award grants to support and promote excellence in education, science and medicine, heritage, humanities and the arts and health and disability.

Worshipful Company of Engineers

The Worshipful Company of Engineers

The Worshipful Company of Engineers distribute awards and grants to foster engineering education and recognise excellence in engineering.

Founding Patrons

Dr Anthony Clarke

Croft Building & Conservation Ltd

Guy and Sophia Elliott

Alan and Karen Grieve

The Holden Family

Christine and David Holmes

David and Mary Laing

Sir David Lees

L G Harris Trust

Veronica and Charles Lillis

Lowe & Fletcher Ltd

Sir Laurie and Lady Magnus

James and Viviane Mayor

Patrick and Jane Newberry

Northcot Brick Ltd

Carolin Paton-Smith

Pitchford Estate

Fabian Richter

Will and Tania Stratton Morris

Hugh and Caroline Strickland

Rhoddy and Georgina Swire

Samuel Swire

Tanners Wines Ltd

Mandy and Mark Thorn

Richard Upton

Simon Wedgwood

Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants


Dr Patrick Anderson

Sir David Davies

Ben Derbyshire & Dr. Jane Derbyshire McNeill

The Doig Family

Bruce and Zoe Fraser

Selina Graham

Victoria Harley

Sally Humphreys and Antony Humphreys

And many other generous supporters.


As a volunteer you will be part of a friendly team of people who share a passion for this wonderful site and its stories.

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