England, North: delegate decisions August 2021

England, North: delegate decisions August 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Director for England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 24 August 2021.

From the Local to the Global: Viewing the Harrison Collection through a decolonising lens

Applicant: Scarborough Museums Trust

Project description: Responding to current global issues of human rights and environmental sustainability. The project will aid Scarborough Museum Trust (SMT)'s post-pandemic recovery. It will re-evaluate the underused Harrison Collection for modern audiences. 

Decision: Award Grant of £129,762 (87.23%)

Native North Tyne

Applicant: Tyne Rivers Trust

Project description: To engage new audiences in the heritage of the North Tyne through a community engagement programme.

Decision: Award Grant of £153,380 (76.1%)

Expanding Horizons

Applicant: North Pennines AONB Partnership

Project description: To engage young people from outside the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark with its natural, cultural and earth heritage.

Decision: Award Grant of £249,570 (96.89%)

Restoration of the Decorative Scheme in Victoria Hall

Applicant: Leeds City Council

Project description: The two-year project includes major restoration of the decorative scheme in Victoria Hall (the main auditorium), located in Leeds Town Hall, and a linked programme of community engagement activities.

Decision: Award Grant of £249,810 (51.11%)

Journey of Discovery History Collection & Platform

Applicant: The World Reimagined

Project description: To increase awareness and understanding of the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on society today. The project is part of a wider arts and educational programme.

Decision: Award Grant of £250,000 (94.34%)

Kitara Tales Recovery Project

Applicant: Manchester Nile Valley Conservation and Education Network (Mancoen)

Project description: To run from August 2021 until January 2022 this is a continuation of a previously funded project 'Kitara Tales'. The Kitara Tales project focused on preserving the cultural heritage of Ugandan migrants in the UK. Specifically, includes the traditional practices of celebrating personal individual rituals of births, initiations into adulthood, marriages and deaths.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,999 (100%)

Rainford Heritage Boards and Memorial

Applicant: Rainford Parish Council

Project description: This nine month project seeks to engage people with the heritage of the parish of Rainford in the Borough of St Helens, Merseyside. Four interpretation boards and replica station signs will be installed at the sites of former railway stations along Rainford's Linear Park. 

Decision: Award Grant of £9,160 (100%)

Shared Roots

Applicant: Globalmama Enterprises Ltd

Project description: A six-month project to focus on Frankincense and Myrrh and their use by and meaning to East African communities in the UK.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,217 (100%)

Keighley Arts and Film Festival – Heritage Performances

Applicant: Keighley Creative

Project description: This project, lasting under one month, will focus on the Keighley Arts and Film Festival weekend 8–10 October 2021. It will deliver a series of 30 minute tours, using vintage 1950s buses and promenade performances, to share the hidden histories of Keighley.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,920 (100%)

Conisbrough – The Early Years. An exploration of Conisbrough's ancient past

Applicant: It's our Heritage!

Project description: This year-long project will focus on two of the most historic buildings in Conisbrough Village in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

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

Jewish Food Heritage and its cultural context

Applicant: Tree Life Club

Project description: Proposals will engage Manchester's Jewish community of all ages to document oral histories, sharing with wider audiences.

Decision: Reject

Mothers in Crisis

Applicant: enJOY arts

Project Description: CIC, enJOY Arts (EA), seeks to deliver a two year project, starting end of September 2021. It will engage young mothers in exploring how mothers have historically coped through times of crisis.

Decision: Reject

Discovering Locke Park

Applicant: Friends of Locke Park

Project Description: The project's aim to improve inclusion at Locke Park has been shaped by consultation with target audiences. Plus, a desire to highlight the park's heritage and improve its value for nature. 

Decision: Reject

The Brunswick YCC – 75 years of Achievement

Applicant: Brunswick Youth and Community Centre

Project description: Beginning in November, the project will last six months and will focus on the social history of the ‘Brunny’ in Bootle, Liverpool, targeting local young and older people.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,566 (100%)

There's No Place Like Dome – Memories of the Lightfoot Sports Centre

Applicant: Curiosity Creative CIC

Project description: This 12 month project will start in September 2021 and focuses on the social history and heritage of The Lightfoot Sports Centre/Walker Activity Dome in Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Memories and stories from people who have used the facility since it was built in 1965 will be collected.

Decision: Reject

Make Your Voice Heard

Applicant: Alexandra Park Governance Board

Project description: This three-month project, running from September–November 2021, will commemorate Alexandra Park's (south Manchester) 150th anniversary, particularly celebrating its historic association with protest.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,937 (66.25%)

Ribblesdale Phone Box Trail

Applicant: Long Preston Heritage Group

Project description: To create an exhibition space in a former K6 telephone box, install a heritage interpretation panel and create a walking/cycling trail.

Decision: Reject

Celebrating Our Edo Heritage in Manchester: Edo Diaspora UK Food Festival

Applicant: Edo Diaspora UK CIC

Project description: The eight month project will focus on food of the Edo Diaspora community living in Manchester. It will explore its cultural role in ceremonies and festivals, and engage younger generations and wider audiences.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,950 (100%)

Black British Jazz - one hundred years of now

Applicant: Black Lives in Music

Project description: This two-year long project from Black Lives in Music (BLiM), a first-time applicant, seeks to explore the heritage of Black British Jazz music and its influence.

Decision: Reject

The Kennels Biodiversity Hub

Applicant: Croxteth Park Volunteer Group

Project description: This 13-month project aims to create a Biodiversity Hub Centre to allow public engagement with nature and facilitate voluntary biodiversity recording.

Decision: Reject

Finding Lost Norton Park: Digging Deeper for All

Applicant: Friends of Graves Park

Project description: This 18-month volunteer-led project seeks to better identify and explain the history, archaeology and ecology of Graves Park in Sheffield.

Decision: Reject

Scarborough Sea Wall Heritage Trail

Applicant: Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Project description: This six-month project aims to install interpretative storyboards that will share information on local historic events, people and places. It will be along a one-mile stretch of sea wall in Scarborough and they will also develop an associated app. 

Decision: Reject



Project description: This 11-month project seeks to engage migrant communities from African and Middle-eastern countries to record and share their traditional music and dances.

Decision: Reject

A Roam through Ryton

Applicant: Friends of Ryton Junior School

Project description: First-time applicant Friends of Ryton School (FoRS) seek to involve school children in their local history with weekly activities and visits to local heritage sites. 

Decision: Reject

Invigorating Bradley Methodist Church

Applicant: Bradley Methodist Church (BMC)

Project description: Requesting funding to undertake works to its church building.

Decision: Reject

COVID-19 Empowerment Care, Support & Mental Health Training

Applicant: RCCG Living Faith Sunderland

Project description: The application is for the funding of care support and mental health training for unemployed people. It is not relevant to heritage in the UK. 

Decision: Reject