Support Us


Islington Mill has a partially collapsed roof and expansive 5th and 6th floors which have been in an unusable condition for decades. These upper storeys have been periodically exposed to the weather, rendering them structurally unsound which poses a serious threat to the sustainability of our building.

With our eye on the future, we have commissioned an architectural plan which includes a new roof and a renovation strategy to transform the upper floors, bringing 6000 square foot of space into permanent use for studio and work space, with an external elevator to make everything fully accessible.

Arts Council England and Salford Council recognise our extraordinary achievements to date, and our current desperate condition. Between them they have agreed to donate the bulk of funds needed for this extensive programme of repair.

In order to release their pledges we need to raise something close to £700,000.

We are doing this through a range of fundraising events, art sales, donations and applications to trusts, grants and foundations for the arts.

The impact of the new accessible work spaces on the Mill, on Ordsall, on Salford, on Greater Manchester, and on the North West region will be huge. It’s worth thinking about what life would be like without Islington Mill. Over twenty years, as many as 1700 artists and makers from around the world have been through the Mill, PLUS thousands of audiences.

But we’ve come as far as we can and we need your help.

Please support us however you are able and donate what you can here.

Please donate now

You can also donate by contacting us on 0161 278 6404, or emailing or sending a cheque to ‘Islington Mill’ to  Jo Byrne, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HW, UK.

If you would like to support our fundraising campaign by buying original artwork, please read about our Temporary Custodians project here and the Mystery Tubes project here.

Corporate partnerships

Do you want to work with one of the UK’s most innovative and forward-thinking arts organisations? We’re always looking at new ways to work with corporate partners, creating flexible, adaptable campaigns we can both benefit from. We can provide marketing opportunities to our 15,000 annual visitors, our international network and collaborators, or tailor a partnership to differentiate your brand from your competitors, meet your key business objectives and ensure an enviable return on investment. Working in partnership can help fulfil your CSR objectives, deliver unique client hospitality or significantly boost brand awareness – or be shaped to encompass all three. The choice is yours. Find out more about how you can play a part in our success by emailing

If you would like to support our fundraising campaign by buying original artwork from Islington Mill, please read about our Temporary Custodians project here.