England, North: delegate decisions February 2022

England, North: delegate decisions February 2022

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Director for England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 22 February 2022.

Hadrian and Antinous – a gay love story

Applicant: Curious Arts

Project Description: Helps the LGBTQ+ community connect to Roman history and the Hadrian's Wall 1900 celebrations.

Decision: Award Grant of £8,930 (93.7%)

Wheels Keep Turning

Applicant: Vale Mill Trust

Project Description: This resilience-focused project will support Vale Mill Trust in its ambition to make Path Head Watermill, in Blaydon, Gateshead, a more inclusive visitor attraction and community resource. The project will remove barriers to visitors and volunteers and help the local community recover from the effects of the pandemic.

Decision: Award Grant of £40,750 (100%)

Revival – Back to Life

Applicant: Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of The Most Holy And Undivided Trinity, Hull

Project Description: To unite the conservation of three heritage assets with a comprehensive plan for public engagement in a new visitor centre, The Trinity Rooms, funded by National Highways.

Decision: Award Grant of £24,8117 (88.99%)

Looking back to move forward – A Journey of Autism

Applicant: Awesometistic CIC

Project Description: To focus on the heritage of individual and community experiences of living and overcoming constraints of autism. Giving people with autism (lived experience) the opportunity to tell their stories is the best way to break down barriers, reduce discrimination and engage people with heritage activities.

Decision: Award Grant of £45,000 (100%)

The Watkin Society

Applicant: The Watkin Society

Project Description: To tell the story of Edward and Absalom Watkin, their place in Victorian Britain and their impact today.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,970 (100%)

Chat Moss Heritage Partnership – First Steps

Applicant: Hamilton Davies Trust

Project Description: To develop the next steps in realising the Chat Moss vision as a major heritage, leisure and ecological opportunity. This will be through engaging with partners and developing a feasibility report, with tangible recommendations and engaging with local communities. 

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (33.33%)

People's History of Morpeth: Revealing and Preserving the Wealth of Information in the Archives of its Schools


Project Description: Focus on the history of two important Northumberland schools – Morpeth Boys and Girls Grammar Schools. Records of both together with records of their successor school – King Edward VI School – are held by the latter.

Decision: Reject

'Good Works' The Heritage of Charitable Making in Bradford, 1880s to current day

Applicant: Hive Bradford

Project Description: To explore the heritage of charitable making and its resonance today within the District of Bradford.

Decision: Reject

Cornfield Flowers Project – Reaching communities

Applicant: Next Steps Mental Health Resource Centre

Project Description: The project uses previously funded Cornfield Flowers Project (CFP) model to engage new audiences and improve volunteer employment potential.

Decision: Reject

Roundhay 150

Applicant: A Quiet Word

Project Description: The project, rooted in the 150 year history of Roundhay Park, will comprise activity combining research into documented history from the 19th and early 20th centuries with archive media and oral accounts from later 20th and 21st centuries.

Decision: Award Grant of £20,650 (100%)

Hull Afghan society

Applicant: Hull Afghan society

Project Description: To create a community school for the Afghan society to bring together the Afghan community, where they will share the Afghan tradition and culture with other communities.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,996 (100%)

Salford Music Map

Applicant: Dig Media Ltd

Project Description: Salford Music Map is an interactive physical and digital trail around Salford's iconic musical heritage locations. As a mobile app, it features Augmented Reality (AR) with interactive moving images, local sounds and storytelling, showcasing the city's past and present musical heroes and locations.

Decision: Reject

Thornhill Mining memorial Wheel

Applicant: Thornhill Mining Memorial Group

Project Description: The project will create a memorial in Rectory Park, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, to commemorate the mining disaster at The Combs Colliery in 1893.

Decision: Reject

Linacre Community Centre Refurbishment

Applicant: Conquer Life CIC

Project Description: To involve volunteers, including children and young people, in carrying out repairs and refurbishment of the historic Linacre pub. The building will become a community hub offering free services and clubs for young people. Whilst reference is made to sharing stories and connecting young people with heritage, there are no specific heritage related activities involved.

Decision: Reject

Cricket and Culture

Applicant: Omnis Circumvado C.I.C

Project Description: To deliver adaptive sports sessions for ethnically diverse communities with complex needs. Through these sessions, OC hopes to ‘stir memories’ and will produce written stories that will be available online and in the Leeds West Indian Centre. 

Decision: Reject

St James' Nunburnholme: Fit for the Future

Applicant: Nunburnholme Parochial Church Council

Project Description: For survey work and a consultation with the local community in preparation for capital work and engagement activities at St James' Church in Nunburnholme, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Decision: Reject

Sheffield's Forgotten Food Heritage

Applicant: Dungworth Bradfield and District Heritage Group

Project Description: Focusing on the food heritage of Sheffield. Participants and volunteers will undertake research and training, collate archive materials and record the stories and memories of Sheffield's food producers and their workers.

Decision: Reject

Preservation and upgrade to south porch and Church entry


Project Description: To repair and refurbish the south porch entrance to St Helen's Church in Northwhich, Cheshire with the aim of preserving the building and making the entrance more welcoming.

Decision: Reject

St Mary's Church, Ennerdale,  Historical Church Wall Restoration

Applicant: Lamplugh with Ennerdale PCC

Project Description: To reconstruct a retaining wall around the historic church of St Marys, Ennerdale in the Lake District.

Decision: Reject