England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions December 2021

England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions December 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East in December 2021.

Grant Increase Applications – Heritage Grants

10 December 2021

White House Cone Museum of Glass

Applicant: British Glass Foundation

Decision: Award Grant Increase of £76,900 to make a total grant of £1,056,900 73%

13 December 2021

Save the Old King's Head, Boston

Applicant: Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire

Decision: Award Grant Increase of £89,300 to make a total grant of £2,076,600 73%

National Lottery Grants for Heritage 

15 December 2021 

Birmingham Heritage Trails (previously Birmingham Heritage Highlights)

Applicant: Birmingham Civic Society

Project description: To devise three self-guided walking tours around Birmingham City Centre, using the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in the City as a platform.

Grant Request: £54,300 (97%)

Decision: Award Grant £54,300 (97%)

Save the Skymaster

Applicant: C 54 Skymaster Trust

Project description: Renovate a heritage aircraft Skymaster 58498.

Grant Request: £173,971 (82%)

Decision: Reject

Unearthing the history of "Smith's Wood"

Applicant: St. John The Baptist RC Junior & Infant School

Project description: This intergenerational project will support school children to explore the heritage and history of the Smith's Wood area of Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham.

Grant Request: £7,020 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £7,020 (100%)

Digital Sikh Trail

Applicant: Sikh Museum Initiative

Project description: Create a digital trail using an online map of national locations and objects important to Sikh and Punjab heritage. A mobile app will also be developed to share the trail in a different format. Communities new to heritage will be included through a series of educational talks in schools and digital skills training for the public.

Grant Request: £237,500 (99%)

Decision: Reject

The Story of Norwich Textiles Industry

Applicant: ArtatWork CIC

Project description: Involve women with severe mental health issues in researching and interpreting the heritage of the textile industry in Norwich.

Grant Request: £10,000 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £10,000 (100%)

Kineton Community Archive

Applicant: Kineton & District Local History Group

Project description: To create a community archive at Kineton Village Hall, Warwickshire. The archive will store collections covering 100 years of history in the village, including materials from organisations that use the Village Hall for their meetings.            

Grant Request: £10,000 (55%)

Decision: Reject

DIGITAL PANDEMIC

Applicant: Power of the mind networks

Project description: This project will focus on capturing digital memories and individual stories of women's professional and cultural roles during pandemics from 100 years ago. The project will support individuals and families in crisis.

Grant Request: £49,550 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Restoring the Building and Engaging the Community

Applicant: Woodham Ferrers & Bicknacre Parochial Church Council

Project description: To carry out urgent repairs to the Grade I listed Church of St Mary's, situated south east of Chelmsford, Essex. It will also deliver a programme of outreach activities, which focus on sharing its unique heritage with a range of different audiences.

Grant Request: £189,200 (85%)

Decision: Award Grant £189,200 (85%)

Nurture in Nature

Applicant: Spirit and Soul Equine Assisted Activity Centre

Project description: To run three nature based workshops: pond dipping, community tree planting and wellbeing in nature. To allow free venue hire for other groups to use the venue and install an outdoor cabin.

Grant Request: £9,415 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Celebrating Bengali Heritage in Luton

Applicant: Bangladesh Youth League Luton

Project description: This project will take place at Centre for Youth and Community Development in Luton, to mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh independence.

Grant Request: £126,217 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £126,217 (100%)

Transforming Lives: Froglife Trainees

Applicant: The Froglife Trust

Project description: To offer 15 paid one-year traineeships in the natural heritage and conservation sector, targeting people from minority ethnic communities. It will diversify the range of people employed within the sector, while also improving habitats and green spaces around an urban area.

Grant Request: £248,399 (91%)

Decision: Award Grant £248,399 (91%)

The history or Leicestershire's GRT communities

Applicant: Leicestershire GATE

Project description: To create a mobile heritage exhibition focussing on the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in Leicestershire.

Grant Request: £8,980 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £8,980 (100%)

Rooted

Applicant: National Centre for Writing

Project description: Engage Norwich's Bengali community in exploring and sharing the city's history and heritage of migration, and involve new audiences with the heritage of Dragon Hall.

Grant Request: £34,045 (82%)

Decision: Award Grant £34,045 (82%)

Sounds for the Future: Widening Access to the East Midlands Oral History Archive

Applicant: University Of Leicester

Project description: To deliver a step change in the preservation, accessibility, and development of collections at the East Midlands Oral History Archive, sited at the Library of the University of Leicester.

Grant Request: £249,087 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £249,087 (100%)

Scaling Up Change Minds

Applicant: The Restoration Trust

Project description: To create a digital resource to empower archives and mental health providers to deliver projects for vulnerable individuals.

Grant Request: £248,910 (99%)

Decision: Award Grant £248,910 (99%)

Bridging the Gap

Applicant: Friends of Bennerley Viaduct

Project description: Build organisational capacity and resilience to enable future lease and management of the historic monument, Bennerley Viaduct in Erewash, Derbyshire.

Grant Request: £246,454 (95%)

Decision: Award Grant £246,454 (95%)

MULTI FAITH KIT BOXES

Applicant: Peterborough Bhat Sikh Association

Project description: To create kit boxes which contain religious artefacts and storytelling prompts. These religious artefacts will represent cultural traditions which have been passed down from previous generations. This project will enable school children to engage with intangible religious traditions and support active and collaborative learning.

Grant Request: £9,000 (95%)

Decision: Reject

A Sculpture for Coalbrookdale

Applicant: Coke Hearth Improvements Group

Project description: To commission a cast iron sculpture near the site of a former-iron foundry in Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. This will commemorate its important contribution to the industrial revolution. It will also install interpretation boards, deliver landscaping and planting, and run activities.

Grant Request: £4,092 (44%)

Decision: Award Grant £4,092 (44%)

Wilsford St Mary's Church Re-Roofing Project

Applicant: Wilsford Church Council

Project description: To repair the roofs of two aisles on a Grade I Listed Church in Lincolnshire.

Grant Request: £10,000 (17%)

Decision: Reject

Barrow Hill Community Archive

Applicant: Barrow Hill Community Trust

Project description: To set-up a new community archive for the village of Barrow Hill near Chesterfield in Derbyshire.

Grant Request: £9,100 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,100 (100%)

A Window into Coventry

Applicant: The Stained Glass Museum

Project description: To measure community support for The Stained Glass Museum in Coventry City Centre which is currently based inside Ely Cathedral. The options appraisal carried out has identified Coventry Cathedral Quarter as the favoured new location, as the city is renowned for medieval and modern stained glass.

Grant Request: £9,891 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,891 (100%)

Celebrating And Conserving Our Heritage – The Hunts Blind Centenary

Applicant: Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind

Project description: Research and record the organisation's history so it can be preserved and to share findings within the community. This is to raise awareness and signpost vulnerable individuals to relevant support available.

Grant Request: £5,800 (100%)

Decision: Award £5,800 (100%)

City on Screen - The History & Heritage of Birmingham in Cinema

Applicant: ViewfinderUK CIC

Project description: This Project based in Birmingham, West Midlands aims to research, document, archive and exhibit the cultural film heritage of Birmingham. The project will engage 10 young people to explore and create contemporary ways to identify Birmingham's cultural identity through films.

Grant Request: £42,754 (86%)

Decision: Award Grant £42,754 (86%)

We Are Birmingham 2022 – Celebrating Sanctuary

Applicant: Celebrating Sanctuary

Project description: This project will mark the 20th Anniversary since Celebrating Sanctuary was established in 2002. Over the years, they have worked with many refugee and migrant artists and communities in Birmingham. The project will trace and document this work over the last 20 years.

Grant Request: £55,600 (89%)

Decision: Award Grant £55,600 (89%)

Fame, Fashion and Fortune – Women of Bolsover

Applicant: Bolsover Parochial Church Council

Project description: Research and share stories of notable women who have made their impression on the town and local area around Bolsover.

Grant Request: £49,815 (97%)

Decision: Award Grant £49,815 (97%)

Stickford War Memorial clock restoration

Applicant: Stickford Parish Council

Project description: To restore the clock mechanism in a Grade II listed, free standing, clocktower war memorial at the centre of the village of Stickford, Lincolnshire.

Grant Request: £9,697 (58%)

Decision: Reject

Apes, Owls and Devils – conserving our heritage

Applicant: Dronfield Parish Church

Project description: This project at St John the Baptist, Dronfield, aims to conserve nationally significant medieval stained glass and promote the heritage and artistry of the glass through various means.

Grant Request: £109,071 (68%)

Decision: Reject

True Form Projects Vinyl Archive & Organisational Development

Applicant: True Form Projects C.I.C.

Project description: Create a digital and physical presence for True Form Project's collection of artefacts, unique artwork, film, original music and oral histories, that have been accumulated through the various projects that the organisation has delivered.

Grant Request: £250,000 (100%)

Decision: Deferred for further scrutiny

Young Artisan Heritage

Applicant: Nottinghamshire YMCA

Project description: This project, based near Worksop, Nottinghamshire, aims to help homeless young people to bridge the gap between heritage and modern cooking. It will introduce cultural heritage foods across a variety of food groups to under-served young people. The project will also deliver the story and understanding behind the foods, in terms of their roots, history and importance to the modern world. 

Grant Request: £76,922 (85%)

Decision: Award Grant £76,922 (85%)

Apperknowle Farm - a site of local heritage

Applicant: Landmarks Specialist College

Project description: This project will extend learning opportunities for college students, establish a breeding programme for rare native breeds of cattle and poultry, reintroduce local species of apple and pear, and develop the farm for wildlife.

Grant Request: £78,400 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Undercover storage and work facilities for 37714/D5185/D5401/ DMU Group

Applicant: The Heavy Tractor Group 37714

Project description: This project will move, repair and install temporary buildings to provide cover for maintenance works at the Great Central Railway site for the next 15 to 20 years.

Grant Request: £10,000 (59%)

Decision: Reject

Refurbishment of James Wither memorial and the village war memorial

Applicant: Fordham Parish Council

Project description: Clean, renovate and repair a memorial to Victorian poet James Withers and a war memorial in Fordham, Cambridgeshire

Grant Request: £4,100 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Belgrave Heritage Trust Website

Applicant: Belgrave Heritage Trust

Project description: To create a new, higher quality website to promote its work and events, share its digital archives and generate revenue through book sales.

Grant Request: £8,410 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Stranger's Dress and Dance: Norwich Congolese Cultural Traditions

Applicant: BME Youth

Project description: Work with young Congolese refugees and second generation young people of Congolese descent to improve understanding and provide practical experience of traditional Congolese culture, dress and dance. A series of workshops involving research, dress-making and dance training will be held for volunteers and participants.

Grant Request: £9,000 (90%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,000 (90%)

Save Bourn Mill

Applicant: Cambridge Past, Present & Future

Project description: This project is the final stage of a three-step plan to prevent the collapse of Bourn Mill and also aims to expand local engagement and access to the mill.

Grant Request: £148,456 (90%)

Decision: Award Grant £148,456 (90%)

Adapt and Rebuild

Applicant: Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation

Project description: To deliver three community engagement schemes in Letchworth Garden City, with outputs from each showcased at a wider Heritage Festival.

Grant Request: £40,040 (67%)

Decision: Award Grant £40,040 (67%)

In Her Shoes

Applicant: Blown Fuse Ltd

Project description: In Her Shoes is a 15-minute long immersive installation which explores the concepts of identity, stereotypes, and relationship to home through the lens of the Essex Girl stereotype and its historical impact. In addition to the installation, audiences can contribute to documenting heritage in a range of creative, communal ways which will be presented as an online exhibition and with the intention of the responses becoming a curated collection of oral histories and an exhibition. The installation will tour to four other towns in Essex.

Grant Request: £9,999 (49%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,999 (49%)

Roots & Shoots

Applicant: YMCA Trinity Group

Project description: This project will focus on the development of British food production across eight time periods. The project's allotment location in Lowestoft, Suffolk will enable disadvantaged young people in the local area to gain traditional skills in produce growing and cooking techniques, whilst benefiting from being in the natural environment. The project includes education on environmental sustainability and the wider community will be engaged and able to follow progress on social media.

Grant Request: £84,247 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £84,247 (100%)

Festival Forever

Applicant: Norfolk & Norwich Festival Trust

Project description: This project will 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: £68,883 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £68,883 (100%)

Future options and community engagement appraisal: Digging for Rutland, Jurassic to Roman

Applicant: Rutland County Council

Project description: Explore options and prepare for conservation, interpretation and public access for two national important finds in Rutland, alongside delivering an associated large scale event, talks and lectures, and online interpretation.

Grant Request: £29,500 (89%)

Decision: Award Grant £29,500 (89%)

17 December 2021

True Form Projects Vinyl Archive & Organisational Development

Applicant: True Form Projects C.I.C.

Project description: To create a digital and physical presence for True Form Project's collection of artefacts, unique artwork, film, original music and oral histories, that have been accumulated through the various projects that the organisation has delivered.

Grant Request: £250,000 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £250,000 (100%)