England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions September 2022

England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions September 2022

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East in September 2022. 

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

14 September

The Mela Project

Applicant: URJA Ltd

Project description: An intergenerational project to involve the South Asian community in reminiscence activities, at the Corn Mills allotments site in Oldbury, Sandwell.

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

Decision: Reject

Return of a unique Tudor ceiling to original setting

Applicant: AJ & JE Ranzetta

Project description: To carry out capital and restoration work within the Grade I listed De Vere House and Oxford Cottage in Lavenham, Suffolk – built in the 15th century.

Grant Request: £10,000 (15% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

ONE SQUARE MILE: Heritage on our Doorstep

Applicant: St John's Green Primary School

Project description: To research local heritage, focusing on 50 monuments, heritage sites and listed buildings within walking distance of St John's Green Primary School. Creating a digital local history map, 3-D sculptures, oral histories, community events and an exhibition. 

Grant Request: £62,549 (91% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant 

Renovating the Inside of St. Michael's South Porch & Priest's Doorway/Porch

Applicant: Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Michael's and St Luke's Beccles

Project description: To renovate, repair and clean the porch interior and priest's door of a Grade I listed church in Beccles, Suffolk.

Grant Request: £10,000 (15% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

Bungay Town Centre Green Spaces Project

Applicant: The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

Project description: To run conservation volunteering opportunities to engage a wider range of local people in the natural heritage of three key sites within the market town of Bungay, Suffolk. Bungay lies on the edge of The Broads, around 15 miles inland of Lowestoft.

Grant Request: £86,480 (99% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Get The Marches Buzzing!

Applicant: Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust

Project description: To implement habitat improvements to boost the population of the Dingy Skipper Butterfly, Bilberry Bumblebee and other pollinating insects across Shropshire and North Herefordshire.

Grant Request: £196,773 (65% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant 

Disabled access for visitors and guests of De Vere House

Applicant: AJ & JE Ranzetta

Project description: To undertake capital work to improve accessibility for people living with disabilities at the Grade I Listed De Vere House and Oxford Cottage in Lavenham, Suffolk, built in the 15th century.

Grant Request: £9,952 (37% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

Restoration of an Ancient Lime tree Avenue on a Public Footpath to Kettlethorpe Church (St Peter & Paul's)

Applicant: Kettlethorpe Parish Council

Project description: To restore lost trees in an effort to promote nature restoration and re-wild connected habitats.

Grant Request: £5,650 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Rediscovering the River Colne – Tales of the River Colne

Applicant: Watford Borough Council

Project description: To support the wider Rediscovering the River Colne programme, by engaging the community with the heritage of the river.

Grant Request: £246,731 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Defer

Making Rural Towns and Places: Heritage-led Masterplanning for Thetford

Applicant: Thetford Town Council

Project description: To create an overarching vision and plan for heritage in Thetford. It would undertake the next stages of a proposed development of St Peter's, a Grade II* listed, deconsecrated, medieval church in the town centre. This would involve further feasibility work and development of proposals to create a skills hub for heritage skills. 

Grant Request: £229,000 (95% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Silhilians – history of our club

Applicant: SILHILLIANS RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB

Project description: To record and share the community heritage of the Silhilians Rugby Club, Solihull, with its members and local people.

Grant Request: £8,740 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Gilbert & Sullivan Savoy Operas Heritage – Keeping the history alive

Applicant: Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Project description: The organisation was founded in 1929 and they perform a range of classical and modern choral music in charity concerts and a yearly production of the Savoy Operas. This project is for the performance of The Mikado at the end of October.

Grant Request: £5,000 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

The Louth Market Heritage Project

Applicant: Spectrum Arts Louth

Project description: To conduct fieldwork to document and record stories, sounds and photographs from around Louth Market. This will then be archived, preserving the narrative and sounds.

Grant Request: £82,052 (99% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

St Helen's, East Keal Restoration and Renewal: Phase One

Applicant: East Keal Parochial Church Council

Project description: To enable a scheme of conservation repairs to a Grade II* listed Church in East Keal, add new build facilities, and run a range of activities for the local community.

Grant Request: £217,488 (64% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

Woods for The Trees

Applicant: Spectra Arts CIC

Project description: To deliver a nature-inspired performance at Mosley Bog Nature Reserve in south Birmingham. It will be livestreamed to a remote audience with some interaction and accompanying sensory materials to make the experience immersive.

Grant Request: £10,000 (21% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

'Life in a Gorge' – Stoney Middleton

Applicant: Stoney Middleton Heritage Centre Community Group (SMHCCG)

Project description: Based in Hope Valley, Derbyshire, the project aims to explore and inform local people and visitors about the story of Stoney Middleton. This will be about the histories of the limestone formation that surrounds the Peak District National Park. An exhibition will be produced and housed at the newly built 'The Cupola' Visitor Centre.

Grant Request: £194,584 (80% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

Then and Now: memories for wellbeing and learning

Applicant: Global Education Derby

Project description: A Derby-based project to explore local changes in everyday life (work, free time, consumption, personal and community relationships) with care home residents and younger people. The project has four core stages that include archival work and structured interviews with former Central England Cooperative employees, intergenerational sessions and the co-creation of free educational web content and non-digital outputs for display or use in care homes.

Grant Request: £8,000 (62% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

Honouring Our Past, Seeing Our Future

Applicant: Association of British Paediatric Nurses (ABPN)

Project description: To collate for the first time, a narrative oral history of the memories and stories of children's nurses in the UK and capture nursing developments across generations. It will coincide with 85th anniversary of the ABPN.

Grant Request: £6,000 (100% of total costs)

Decision: Award grant

Resilient Community Heritage: Emergency Repairs at St Mary's Elsing

Applicant: Elsing Parochial Church Council

Project description: To undertake urgent structural repairs to the Grade I listed church of St Mary, Elsing in Breckland, Norfolk. As well as forming the foundation of future plans to improve visitor and community facilities.

Grant Request: £62,981 (84% of total costs)

Decision: Reject

Grant Increase Applications

1 September 2022

Hidden heritage of Newark on Trent

Applicant: Newark Town Centre Hidden Heritage Group

Grant amount: £47,600

Decision: Approve change to payment percentage from 97% to 100% of total costs

29 September 2022    

Evesham Abbey Conservation Project

Applicant: Evesham Abbey Trust

Decision: Award grant increase of £144,091 to make a total grant of £932,391 with a grant percentage change from 72% to 75% of total costs