Published: 16th Jan 2020

Islington Mill, a creative community hub in the centre of Salford, Manchester, has been awarded £746,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Created in 2000, Islington Mill is a creative space, arts hub and community centre in the city of Salford. More than 15,000 people visit the Grade II listed building every year, some for an evening and some making it their home for several years. The Heritage Lottery Funding will be used alongside a £1m grant from the Arts Council England to develop parts of the Grade II listed building. The money will be used to completely weatherproof the building, and to create new entranceways, exterior lifts, a fifth storey walkway and new live, work and event spaces. Maurice Carlin, co-director of Islington Mill said: ‘Islington Mill is sustained by, and thrives off, the collective energy, ideas and opportunities brought by artists. ‘I am one of many artists who made … (To read the full article, subscribe below)