England, North: delegate decisions April 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Director for England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 27 April 2021

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Revitalising Liverpool's Irish Famine Trail

Applicant: Liverpool Irish Festival

Project description: The Great Famine Trail’s 12 historic sites and commemorative plaques, created during the 1990s by the Liverpool Great Hunger Commemorative Committee (GHCC), will be the focus of a year-round online/virtual festival to complement LIF’s regular large-scale annual event

Decision: Award Grant of £45,600 (100%)

Transforming Lancashire Mills

Applicant: National Trust, Birmingham

Project description: The National Trust will deliver this 12 month project in partnership with Lancashire County Council. It builds upon the Resilient Heritage funded project exploring future operating models for Queen Street and Helmshore Mills Textiles Museums.

Decision: Award Grant of £100,000 (100%)

Rites of Passage through Bradford's Sound System Stories

Applicant: Marshfield, Odsall and Bankfoot Enterprise

Project description: This year long project aims to tell the story of Bradford's sound systems from the 1960’s to the 1990’s and gather the life stories, cultural memories and reflections of people who were involved.

Decision: Award Grant of £93,000 (100%)

Celebrating Halton's Heritage

Applicant: Halton Borough Council

Project description: This project will deliver the key heritage element of Halton’s Borough of Culture programme

Decision: Award Grant of £207,700 (91%)

Mining Life

Applicant: Cheesy Waffles Project

Project description: This project will run from July 2021 to April 2022 and engage two groups of 15 people with local mining heritage.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)

Turning Back the Pages : Exploring Community Heritage of The Former Hills Book Store

Applicant: Norfolk Street Arts Community Interest Company

Project description: This project will collate oral histories to produce an audio book charting the heritage of the high street and the iconic, much-loved building.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (100%)

Songs of the Streets

Applicant: We Make Culture Community Interest Company

Project description: "Songs of the Streets" is a participatory heritage project, which will explore the oral &community heritage of the 10 streets around Holy Trinity Church in Sunderland

Decision: Award Grant of £9,500 (95%)

We're Still Here!

Applicant: Abingdon Studios

Project description: The project will explore the LGBTQ+ heritage of the Fylde Coast area and create an exhibition and archive of oral histories and digital materials.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)

Collingham Railway Heritage Project

Applicant: Collingham with Linton Parish Council

Project description: Collingham with Linton Parish Council will work with the community to explore the history of the local area,

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)

Sunderland Mudlarking: Heritage, Health and Wellbeing

Applicant: Broadside Creatives CIC

Project description: The project will deliver a murdlarking project along the banks of the river Wear, working with some of the most acutely isolated, vulnerable, and hard to engage people in our community.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)

Heritage Stories for Care and Recovery

Applicant: Manchester City of Literature

Project description: Manchester City of Literature will deliver a community heritage project that widens participation in local heritage for underrepresented groups and supports the health, wellbeing and skills development of local people.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (100%)

Our next endeavour...

Applicant: Mountain Heritage Trust

Project description: The project will commemorate the centenary of Mallory and Irvine’s 1924 Everest expedition

Decision: Reject

Building HDCL resilience

Applicant: Heritage Development Company Merseydside CIC

Project description: This project starting will enhance the resilience of Heritage Development Company Liverpool and enable it to become more sustainable post pandemic.

Decision: Reject

Foden's Brass Band Heritage Collection and Virtual Museum Project

Applicant: Fodens Brass Band

Project description: Foden's Brass Band, based in Sandbach, Cheshire, requests funding for an 11 month project to build on previous heritage engagement activity and develop its resources further.

Decision: Award Grant of £26,400 (88%)


Applicant: Let's Go (Yorkshire)

Project description: This project will explore the rich and diverse musical heritage of Huddersfield.

Decision: Award Grant of £83,800 (80%)

Return to Inclusively Accessing the Outdoors

Applicant: Experience Community CIC

Project description: Experience Community aims to improve physical and intellectual access for disabled people to the natural heritage.

Decision: Reject

Iron Age at Mardon Investigating continuity and the Impact of Rome

Applicant: Till Valley Archaeological Society

Project description: The aim of the project is to run an archaeological dig and provide linked stimulating activities in a rural area often missed by larger organisations.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (77%)

Hearing our Voice

Applicant: Carlisle Mencap

Project description: This project will capture the experiences of people with learning disabilities throughout the pandemic in 2020/2021

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)

West Lancashire Light Railway Trust Resilience and Inclusion Project

Applicant: West Lancashire Light Railway Trust

Project description: This project will run until March 2022 and will focus on reopening the railway to visitors

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)

The lamps are going out

Applicant: Stories Outside Community Interest Company

Project description: The project will celebrate the animals who have been awarded the PDSA Dicken Medal for Gallantry culminating on Armistice Day 2021.

Decision: Award Grant of £7,900 (100%)

History Trail

Applicant: The Sunnywood Project

Project description: 'History Trail' is a free interactive, inclusive, outdoor experience which connects the wider community to the history of important locations in Greater Manchester.

Decision: Reject

Loftus Bank Top Heritage Park

Applicant: Love Loftus CIC

Project description: Love Loftus aims to transform the existing neglected park by undertaking a refurbishment project.

Decision: Reject

Restoration of a Kent & Avon work boat & canal project

Applicant: Little Britain Anglers

Project description: The project will restore a Kennet & Avon canal boat to its original working condition & livery.

Decision: Reject

Refurbish the library

Applicant: Fulwell Community Library

Project description: The project wishes to increase the size of the library to cater for the increase in trade

Decision: Reject

Repair stonework round the South Door and repair roof flashings and slates and secure one of the pinnacles

Applicant: St John the Evangelist CE Church, Brigg

Project description: The project will to make the church building more suitable for community use as well as worship

Decision: Reject

Learning in the landscape: the Walter Morrison centenary festival

Applicant: North Craven Building Preservation Trust

Project description: The project will lead a local history festival commemorating the life of Walter Morrison (1836-1921) of Malhamdale

Decision: Reject

The North West Project for Memory and Reconciliation

Applicant: Nostalgia Trust

Project description: This project will record the memories of exile and immigration of the North West minority ethnic communities, create an archival library and produce a digital brochure and exhibition.

Decision: Reject

Protecting and Sustaining Our Heritage

Applicant: Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Britain

Project description: The project aims to support the applicant use heritage to respond and adapt to the challenges created by Covid19. Piloting proposals with the organisation’s Liverpool branch, they aim to increase volunteer capacity and re-engage with the local community

Decision: Reject

A Guided Tour of Liverpool's St George's Quarter for Young People

Applicant: Royal Court Liverpool Trust

Project description: The project will be an extension of the heritage tours of Liverpool's Royal Court and take the form of a guided walking tour exploring the legacy and impact on the city of the transatlantic slave trade.

Decision: Reject

Medieval Appleton le Moors (1066-1536)

Applicant: Appleton le Moors History and Archive Group

Project description: Produce a 150 page professionally printed book entitled Medieval Appleton le Moors (1066-1536

Decision: Reject

The threads to our connections

Applicant: transitions17

Project description: Transitions17 wants to record the participation of those people involved in our Embroidery Activity Packs distributed during Covid19 as a support for isolation and mental wellbeing

Decision: Reject

Alnwick Lion Trail

Applicant: Investing in Alnwick Ltd

Project description: The project will provide a safe, environmentally friendly digital activity which encourages young families to walk around the town to key historical 'Lion-connected' locations via a low mobile-data App

Decision: Reject

Using our Grade II listed chapel as a community resource

Applicant: Darley Methodist Church

Project description: DMC requests funding for a one-year project to create an inclusive community hub within the church to support people through the post-covid19 recovery.

Decision: Reject

People’s Museum

Applicant: Bishop Auckland peoples museum

Project description: The project seeks a grant to open a museum in Bishop Auckland and create a heritage walk to our owned remembrance garden, this will continue to our railway exhibition at the four clocks centre

Decision: Reject

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