England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions August 2021
6 August 2021
Commonwealth Cultural Mela 2021 & Raksha Bandhan
Applicant: BOPA - British Organisation for People of Asian Origin
Project description: To bring together diverse communities, particularly BIPoC through a South Asian festival known as the 'Raksha Bandhan' combining cultural awareness together with raising awareness of the City's canal heritage and value. The project's vision is for the site to become a community hub supporting wellbeing and nature.
Grant Request: £9,850 (68.64%)
Decision: Award Grant £9,850 (68.64%)
Whole Lotta Culture
Applicant: General Public Projects LTD
Project description: To document the social history of allotments in Birmingham since the 1960s. They will focus on three key themes: health and wellbeing, food and cultural heritage and the changing role of women in allotments.
Grant Request: £63,200 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £63,200 (100%)
18 August 2021
Empowering Voices, Exploring Worldviews
Applicant: Shooting Fish Theatre Company
Project description: To explore individual memories and experiences of a diverse range of faiths through workshops and interviews and share these stories via four podcasts.
Grant Request: £32,633 (63%)
Decision: Award Grant £32,633 (63%)
Other Histories: education as if Black lives matter
Applicant: Global Education Derby
Project description: To explore the extent to which Black and diverse ethnic histories have been incorporated within the formal education sector, and the experiences of these communities during their time in education. It will be led by young people from under-served communities who will share their own experiences and collect testimonies of past experience from older generations. This will result in the creation of resources to be used in Personal, Social, Health and Economics lessons in schools.
Grant Request: £54,966 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £54,966 (100%)
Birmingham's Heritage Highlights
Applicant: Birmingham Civic Society
Project description: Devise four walking tours of Birmingham City Centre and create four new plaques for famous people connected to Birmingham. The trails will cover both civic and commercial parts of the city centre.
Grant Request: £46,000 (96%)
Friar Park - We will all meet again
Applicant: Friar Park Millennium Centre
Project description: For a Christmas-focused heritage event in December 2021 to bring its local community together. Proposals include exploring how Christmas celebrations have changed over time.
Grant Request: £9,204 (100%)
The Past is All Around Us: Castle Acre Community Heritage Project
Applicant: Castle Acre Parish Council
Project description: To train volunteers to explore and conserve both built and natural heritage in Castle Acre, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
Grant Request: £35,019 (99%)
Decision: Award Grant £35,019 (99%)
Community Health Awareness
Applicant: Gods People Assembly
Project description: To explore alternative counselling techniques, with a focus on vocational type counselling. For young people and adults from Black and diverse ethnic communities whose economic and social circumstances have been affected by COVID-19.
Grant Request: £9,950 (100%)
Nene Valley 5000: Distant Voices, Greener Lives
Applicant: Rockingham Forest Trust
Project description: To look at the lifestyles and beliefs of the Bronze and Iron Age people who settled on the Bronze Age barrow mound, within the wider context of its Neolithic to Medieval heritage. How they were influenced by changes in the landscape and environment of the Nene Valley, the introduction of different technologies and how they evolved.
Grant Request: £250,000 (89%)
Community Mercy Box
Applicant: NIMAB Welfare Trust
Project description: This project in Nechelles, Birmingham will deliver activities that highlight the diverse heritage of the local community, as well as provide support services to local residents.
Grant Request: £9,900 (95%)
Decision: Award Grant : £9,900 (95%)
Young Artisan Roots
Applicant: Nottinghamshire YMCA
Project description: Introduce traditional cooking methods across a variety of food groups to homeless young people in Worksop.
Grant Request: £75,577 (85 %)
Your Heritage - Your Museum
Applicant: Lowewood Museum Trust
Project description: Broaden the audience of Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon, Broxbourne. It will reposition it as a community hub and improve its relevancy and sustainability through a programme of outreach and museum-based activities and events that engage the diverse local communities across the borough.
Grant Request: £228,800 (95%)
Decision: Award Grant £228,800 (95%)
Telephone Exchange Project
Applicant: The Art Station
Project description: Involve the local community in activities to explore and interpret the heritage of a former Post Office and Telephone Exchange on Saxmundham High Street.
Grant Request: £9,863 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £9,863 (100%)
A phoenix of resolve
Applicant: Sleaford Little Theatre
Project description: Support reopening of a theatre and associated drama based youth academy, develop a current heritage trail, cinema installation and green energy improvements to a Grade II listed building.
Grant Request: £48,500 (92%)
The Long Sobs
Applicant: P&Q Celtic Arts CIC
Project description: Put on a community performance exploring how the Coventry Blitz connects to the recent stories of migration and conflict held by Coventry residents.
Grant Request: £10,000 (7%)
Scots Garden River Bank Restoration
Applicant: Bakewell Town Council
Project description: Repair eroded riverbank in Bakewell and providing countryside and land management training to the public.
Grant Request: £92,500 (86%)
Decision: Award Grant £92,500 (86%)
Amplified Voices: Turning up the Volume on Regional Youth Culture
Applicant: YOUTH CLUB Ltd
Project description: Explore heritage relating to youth culture via: a national outreach and collections campaign, a Coventry based exhibition, development of a collections toolkit and a series of events, symposiums and academic commissions.
Grant Request: £117,395 (85%)
Decision: Award Grant £117,395 (85%)
Applicant: KD Culture
Project description: To explore the heritage of Taino and Maroon indigenous Jamaican tribes and their agricultural practices.
Grant Request: £10,000 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £10,000 (100%)
Small Rural Church Trail
Applicant: St. Mary's Church, Kinnerley
Project description: Create a trail which connects five small rural churches: St John's Maesbrook, St John's Maesbury, St Mary's Kinnersley, St Mary's Knockin and St Peter's Melverley.
Grant Request: £33,900 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £33,900 (100%)
London Luton Airport: Back to the Beginning
Applicant: Community Interest Luton
Project description: To involve young people in Luton in researching and sharing the history and heritage of London Luton Airport.
Grant Request: £64,355 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £64,355 (100%)
New town, new home: moving to Stevenage new town
Applicant: Stevenage Borough Council
Project description: Put on an exhibition and associated programmes highlighting the town's development history, while celebrating its 75 year anniversary.
Grant Request: £10,000 (76%)
Decision: Award Grant £10,000 (76%)
Increasing Community wellbeing from green heritage (Birmingham)
Applicant: Society for Horticultural Therapy t/a Thrive
Project description: Restore and make accessible the Kings Heath Park’s TV gardens for use as a community resource. Maximise the heritage and enable greater participation and connection to nature by increasing healthy gardening activities for health and wellbeing purposes. Plus get a wider range of people involved.
Grant Request: £250,000 (84%)
History of the Victorian Walled Garden at New Berry Hall
Applicant: Family Care Trust
Project description: Support participants to explore the history of New Berry Hall Estate: an abandoned Victorian stately home which is located near to the organisation; with a particular focus on its walled garden.
Grant Request: £9,950 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £9,950 (100%)
1956 Royal Land Rover restoration
Applicant: Robert Ivins
Project description: To restore a 1956 Land Rover which had been used by the Queen during her Scotland Tour. After which the vehicle will be displayed at various events and shows to maximise public access.
Grant Request: £78,960 (100%)
Colouring between the lines
Applicant: Changing Our Lives
Project description: Record and raise awareness of the contribution people with disabilities from ethnically diverse communities in Birmingham and the Black Country, have made through community activism to the disability rights and self-advocacy movements since 2008.
Grant Request: £9,900 (95%)
Decision: Award Grant £9,900 (95%)
St Peters Welford on Avon Bell Tower Vestry Works
Applicant: St Peters Welford on Avon Parochial Church Council
Project description: This project is a phase of a wider, five year project to carry out refurbishments and improve visitor facilities at the Grade I listed church. This phase of the project will deliver non-heritage capital works, identified in their 2018 Quinquennial inspection.
Grant Request: £9,899 (18%)
Burypark - My Story
Applicant: Mitalee Youth Association
Project description: Provide training and volunteer opportunities for young people to explore the history of the Burypark area of Luton.
Grant Request: £56,200 (97%)
Decision: Award Grant £56,200 (97%)
Festival Forever: 250 years of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Applicant: Norfolk & Norwich Festival Trust
Project description: Mark the 250th anniversary of the Festival by engaging local young people to research, archive and celebrate its history through a number of creative outputs.
Grant Request: £99,889 (95%)
Lincolnshire Potato Railways
Applicant: LCLR Historic Vehicles Trust
Project description: Construct and repair a set of railway vehicles as used on Nocton Farm between 1920–1960, display the vehicles and create a range of interpretation material for them.
Grant Request: £9,975 (100%)
A Celebration of Historic Boreham Village
Applicant: St Andrew's Church Boreham
Project description: To hold a heritage festival to celebrate the history of the church and village. The event would include heritage displays, talks and guided tours. An updated and more accessible heritage booklet would be produced and content made available online.
Grant Request: £9,890 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £9,890 (100%)
60th anniversary celebrations of Polish Guides Midlands Region Mazowsze
Applicant: Polish Scouting Association
Project description: To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Polish Girl Guides Midlands Region which has over 280 active members. It will explore the impacts of WW2 and scouting on people's lives.
Grant Request: £10,000 (70%)
Decision: Award Grant £10,000 (70%)
Eclipse - Art and Science in action
Applicant: The Royal Veterinary College
Project description: To display the skeleton of Eclipse, a Stubbs painting and book at the Hawkshead Campus at South Mimms in Hertfordshire and provide education resources and group visits.
Grant Request: £68,681 (100%)
Gorleston Carnegie Clock
Applicant: Carnegie Clock Group
Project description: Restore the mechanism and case of an historic clock and install it on prominent place on Gorleston High Street.
Grant Request: £10,000 (57%)
Showcasing Oswestry and our heritage for everyone
Applicant: Oswestry Borderland Tourism Ltd
Project description: Todevelop a marketing strategy based on an ambassador scheme in Oswestry and promote the North Shropshire area as a tourist destination.
Grant Request: £98,525 (89%)
Engaging Saffron Walden with the Saffron Story
Applicant: Saffron Walden Heritage Development
Project description: Share the history of the town of Saffron Waldon (located 12 miles north of Bishops Stortford) and its links to the saffron trade.
Grant Request: £9,931 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £9,931 (100%)
The Bread and Roses Barge
Applicant: The Bread & Roses Barge
Project description: Undertake consultation and feasibility work to inform planning for the future use of Sailing Barge May, the oldest surviving Essex barge, listed in the National Historic Fleet.
Grant Request: £9,800 (77%)
Decision: Award Grant £9,800 (77%)
20 August 2021
Putting on a Progress 1578: Pageantry, People and Places. (POP 1578 VR)
Applicant: Curious Spark Ltd
Project description: To deliver activities across Norwich, Norfolk, about Queen Elizabeth I's visit to the area.
Grant Request: £98,390 (92%)
Decision: Award Grant £98,390 (92%)
23 August 2021
Vintage Trains - At the Heart of the Community
Applicant: Vintage Trains Charitable Trust
Project description: Transform the Birmingham-based Tyseley Locomotive Works and home of the Vintage Trains Charitable Trust, into a community and visitor hub. Through capital refurbishment works and a programme of activities and events to widen engagement, all of which will be complemented by a new website.
Grant Request: £248,500 (61%)
27 August 2021
Two radio plays linked to cultural heritage
Project description: To produce two radio plays based on the history of the village of Hawton, Nottinghamshire.
Grant Request: £7,410 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £7,410 (100%)