2017 Shortlist | Green’s Windmill Trust
Green’s Windmill Trust
Shortlist – Improving Impact – charities with 0-3 paid staff
Who they are
Green’s Windmill Trust operates Green’s Windmill, a fully restored and working 19th century tower mill in Nottingham.
What they’ve achieved
Green’s Windmill Trust was created in 2012 when this historic working mill faced threats of closure in 2012, the Trust “spun out” from the local authority, and trustees took on the responsibility of ensuring it continued to offer a free resource to the community.
Since taking over the site more than 40 volunteers have worked together to successfully boost income (including over £150,000 in grants), arrange school visits and welcome a record number of people to experience the mill. After winning numerous awards the Trust is planning ahead to sustain momentum and ensure this important local landmark continues to flourish.
In a short space of time it has increased the organisation’s impact significantly, while understanding the importance of local partnerships to harnessing community assets.
The Trust has increased footfall and educational impact, inspiring future generations on subjects related to the site, including science, maths, heritage, art and the environment. It has grown its impact in the community by engaging with new audiences through partnerships with schools, colleges and universities.