The world’s largest cotton mill steam engines are maintained and operated by The Ellenroad Steam Museum Society members in partnership with: Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Sun Chemical and Ellenroad Trust.

Rochdale Metropolitan Council - Local government.

Sun Chemical - Sun Chemical is the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets including electronic materials, functional and specialty coatings, brand protection and product authentication technologies.

Other supporters, funding and Association membership

EU- The EU's rural development policy is all about meeting the challenges faced by our rural areas, and unlocking their potential

DEFRA - UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Our priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health

Total UK -TOTAL is an international, diverse, technology-driven, ethical energy business for the modern world.

RDG Tools - Tools and online engineering.

Big Lottery Fund - Every year BIG gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. Our money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment.

AIA - The AIA is the national organisation for people who share an interest in Britain's industrial past.

Enjoy England - The National Tourist Board for England.

North West in Bloom - One of the longest running and well known environmental competitions in the United Kingdom.

AIM - The Association of Independent Museums is the national UK body connecting, supporting and representing independent museums.

Prism Fund (Transferred to arts council England) - The Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) fund awards grants towards the costs of acquisition and conservation of items or collections which are important in the history and development of science, technology, industry, and related fields. 

Calder Lifting Services - Calder Lifting Services Ltd supplies a wide range of heavy lifting equipment for Hire or for Sale. A member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).

ImechE - Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd - Looking after and servicing our compressor free of charge.