Since the Mills Archive was founded, and with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund and grants from other generous funders, we have undertaken a number of major projects.

2002: Mills Archive online

Thanks to the HLF, we were able to set up our original online catalogue to cover the mills of Dorset and Nottinghamshire. We worked with the National Monuments Record of English Heritage and the Templeman Library of the University of Kent

2004: North-east mills online

HLF project in collaboration with the North-East Mills Group to catalogue our holdings on mills in its region. 961 catalogue entries were created, of which 584 came from the Alan Stoyel Foundation Collection. Other sources included the collections of E.M. Gardner and J.K. Major.

2005: Kent millers' tales

To catalogue material on the milling heritage of Kent held by the Archive and by Kent County Council. Funds provided by the HLF.

2008: Frank Gregory online

HLF funding to work with the Sussex Mills Group to catalogue tens of thousands of items in Frank's collection belonging to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. In addition, to create a full biography of Frank's working life.

2013: Making friends, engaging people

To extend and improve our Friends organisation, part of the HLF’s Catalyst scheme to improve the long-term viability of charities such as ours.

2016: Northwestern Miller journal collection saved

These valuable journals were bound and housed in bespoke bookcases, thanks to the support of the Mercers’ Company. The binding of these journals marked the start of our roller flour mill archive and library.

2015 - 2018: From Quern to Computer

This HLF project is an educational initiative to tell the story of flour milling, from its ancient origins and up to the present day. A variety of tools have been created for people to understand and take part in this story.