England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions November 2022

England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions November 2022

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East on 10 November 2022.

Elders Circle

Applicant: Kinda Education CIC

Project description: Three events and monthly intergenerational sessions will be held at Kali Woods. They will be based on traditional heritage skills and conservation activities, complemented by learning materials about local wildlife.

Grant Request: £9,991 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Dancing Through Time: from Pop to Punk in the City of Derby

Applicant: Derby QUAD Ltd

Project description: Record, preserve, and celebrate Derby's club and music culture of the 1960s and 1970s, culminating in exhibitions of collected material and a website.

Grant Request: £80,753 (95% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

The History of Abuse and Female Oppression in the Sikh Panjabi Community in the UK

Applicant: Sikh Women's Aid

Project description: Record and share the oral histories of Sikh Panjabi women who have been victims of domestic abuse in the United Kingdom.

Grant Request: £10,000 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Understanding the past, imagining the future

Applicant: The Collegiate Church of St Mary

Project description: To carry out urgent repairs and restoration to the tower of St Mary's Church in Warwick. An Augmented Reality (AR) exhibition will also be piloted, with young people and adults working alongside the project team and a local digital developer to create scripts and learn about digital development.

Grant Request: £249,703 (19% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

New Birmingham – the stories of the women and girls who moved from the Commonwealth to Britain

Applicant: Communities Engage & Thrive CIC

Project description: Involving women from diverse ethnic backgrounds, the project will to explore the heritage of Commonwealth migration to the UK. Focusing on the lives of the women and girls who moved here, their impressions, experiences and contributions to Birmingham and the UK.

Grant Request: £40,000 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

St Mary's Jubilee Project

Applicant: St Mary's Church Car Colston

Project description: To restore and re-hang the bells at St Mary's Church, Car Colston in Nottinghamshire. As well as installing interpretation boards in the church and sharing the history of the bells on social media.

Grant Request: £9,300 (17% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

The Accidental Archivist – the legacy of Luton's 33 Arts Centre

Applicant: Luton Community Arts Trust

Project description: To explore the history and impact of the 33 Art Centre in Luton from 1978-2001.

Grant Request: £75,971 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Preparing the Ground

Applicant: Victor Batte-Lay Foundation

Project description: Update and develop the organisation's governance, business plan and strategic vision, as well as developing their long-term financial planning and evaluation. This will help continue work to support culture, artists and the community of Colchester.

Grant Request: £9,954 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Developing Heritage Organisational Leadership (DHOL)

Applicant: Sikh Education Forum

Project description: Explore the heritage of Sikh Education Forum over 42 years, looking at both its work supporting education through a lens of a diverse South Asian experience and the surrounding social communities.

Grant Request: £10,000 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Thunderbolt

Applicant: Art & Me CIC

Project description: To share the history of the car manufacturing industry in the  Black Country, specifically the Thunderbolt, a vehicle that held the British Land Speed Record in 1937 and 1939.

Grant Request: £28,653 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

Inspired by Nature

Applicant: ADEC

Project description: Primarily based at the Babylon Gallery in Ely, the project aims to widen their audience, improve accessibility and facilitate engagement with the local landscape.

Grant Request: £99,984 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

History, Her Story, My Story, Our Story

Applicant: Lincolnshire YMCA Ltd.

Project description: Facilitate the intergenerational sharing of memories about landmarks, spaces and buildings in Lincolnshire, connecting younger and older people. Stories will be recorded, being presented alongside creative outputs online and in displays.

Grant Request: £42,930 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Wollaton Hall Africa Gallery Refurbishment Project & Inclusion Programme

Applicant: Nottingham City Council

Project description: Redevelop Wollaton Hall's Africa Gallery in line with the hall's recent wider capital renovation, alongside a learning and inclusion programme focused on natural history.

Grant Request: £226,847 (57% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Rivers Academy

Applicant: Lincolnshire Rivers Trust

Project description: A Grantham-based project to carry out research and development activities to create the first permanent Rivers Academy at the National Trust's Belton House. It will offer a range of activities to create a community learning environment in nature, where children and adults are able to develop knowledge through curriculum and field-based education.

Grant Request: £25,000 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Repair of the octagonal bell-cote and weather vane

Applicant: Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall

Project description: Repair of the octagonal bell-cote which has a lead ogee roof and a weather vane, on the ridge of the roof of Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall.

Grant Request: £25,314 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

You are here

Applicant: Mitchell Memorial Youth Arts Centre Ltd

Project description: Monthly sessions to research the history of local buildings/space, sharing findings through a trail, photography, poetry, artwork/mural, exhibition and launch.

Grant Request: £6,500 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Defer

Spalding Reconnected: Historic Town & Riverside

Applicant: South Holland District Council

Project description: To reconnect the built heritage of Spalding with the natural environment and riverside. It will develop a sense of pride in place and a shared understanding of Spalding's heritage within the community.

Grant Request: £236,745 (95% of total costs)

Decision: Reject