England, North: delegate decisions June 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Director for England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 23 June 2021.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Walking with the Wold Rangers

Applicant: Wold Rangers Way

Project description: The Wold Rangers Way (WRW) aim to encourage people to engage with the ancient routes around the Yorkshire Wolds over a 12 month period (July 2021 - July 2022).  The heritage focuses on ancient routes called 'trods' taken by Wold Rangers, who were landless and homeless folk who travelled the Yorkshire Wolds looking for farm work and grazing their cattle on common land.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (85%)

Women on the Land: The Land Girls and LumberJills in South Yorkshire

Applicant: Workers' Educational Association Yorkshire and Humber Region

Project description: This two year project aims to collect the stories and memories of women from South Yorkshire who gave service in the Women's Land Army and Timber Corps during the Second World War and provide opportunities for more people to learn about the important contribution that they made.

Decision: Award Grant of £97,500 (100%)

The Alliance @ The L&Y

Applicant: Valley Heritage

Project description: The project aims to bring the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank building to life, filling it with activity and community, continuing the legacy of the Bacup THI and catalysing emerging regeneration initiatives.

Decision: Award Grant of £200,400 (32%)

Market Weighton Canal Trail 2021

Applicant: Market Weighton Town Council

Project description: The project aims to establish a North/South corridor trail along the route of the Market Weighton Canal. This trail will create access to the remote heritage and landscape in which the Canal is located. By providing this link between the national Trans Pennine Trail at Humber Lock and the Gateway to the Wolds at Market Weighton, the trail will significantly enhance community and visitor access to an area of wide landscapes and industrial heritage.

Decision: Award Grant of £44,500 (74%)

Nothing About Us Without Us

Applicant: People's History Museum

Project description: Working collaboratively with disabled people and key partner organisations, PHM will create and host a major exhibition on the theme of disabled rights and activism and deliver an accompanying programme of public events and activities. The project will run from August 2021 to January 2024.

Decision: Award Grant of £129,500 (38%)

See-Think-Hear-Learn: Returning to Turton Tower

Applicant: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Project description: The 14-month project will help Turton Tower, an important local visitor attraction, recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthen its resilience to any future threats through a structured volunteer training programme, diversifying its audience, and introducing new digital ways of working. Its location close to Blackburn’s diverse communities presents a strong opportunity for engaging new audiences with heritage.

Decision: Award Grant of £38,900 (92%)

VANEL TV - community heritage channel programme: Nostalgic North East Lincolnshire

Applicant: Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire

Project description: This year-long project will bring together new and existing footage, local residents and other items to tell the story of local historical community events and places (e.g. Cleethorpes Pier and the Sea Shanty Festival). Five volunteers will work as programme researchers and ‘local reporters’ for VANEL’s online community TV channel, covering a more diverse range of heritage than previously covered by the organisation.

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

Uncovering the history of theatre and LGBT rights

Applicant: Sunderland North Family Zone

Project description: The 26-week community history project (starting July 2021) will focus on the impact of theatre and its role in the history of the LGBT rights movement in Sunderland.

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


Applicant: Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust

Project description: The project aims to engage the community of North East Lincolnshire in the research, interpretation and history of Grimsby Town Football Club (GTFC).    

Decision: Reject

Tales of Disabled People's Lives during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic 2020-2021

Applicant: North Tyneside Disability Forum

Project description: This two year project aims to support up to six volunteers from the disabled community to record and preserve the personal stories and social impacts from the wider disabled community during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Decision: Award Grant of £52,500 (75%)

Uncovering Roman Carlisle

Applicant: Carlisle City Council - Regeneration Team

Project description: This 18-month project will excavate a Roman Bathhouse on the site of Carlisle Cricket Club with the help of volunteers, using the artefacts and knowledge gained to inform an engagement programme targeted at underrepresented audiences.

Decision: Award Grant of £99,900 (100%)

Life with the Lioness's; 25 Years of International Rugby League

Applicant: Commonsense Initiative

Project description: This project aims to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first Great Britain Women’s Rugby tour to Australia, which marked the beginning of international women’s rugby.

Decision: Reject

Signals Set to Go Again: A New Future for Hebden Bridge Signal Box

Applicant: Calder Valley Community Land Trust

Project description: Signals Set to Go will restore and open the Grade II listed Hebden Bridge Signal Box. Calder Valley Community Land Trust (CVCLT), working with Friends of Hebden Bridge Station (FoHBS), has established the Signal Box Preservation Group (SBPG) to focus on preserving this building. The project has been developed over several years following the building’s listing in 2013 then closure in 2018.

Decision: Award Grant of £99,600 (81%)

DOROTHY250 - Dorothy Wordsworth 250th Anniversary

Applicant: Kirkgate Arts

Project description: The project will enhance awareness of the heritage importance of Dorothy Wordsworth’s contributions to writing and conservation around Cockermouth and the wider Lake District.

Decision: Award Grant of £67,100 (87%)

The Wharf Marple: Feasibility, Market Appraisal and Engagement Study

Applicant: Marple Wharf Community Interest Company

Project description: This three-month project, based in Marple, Stockport will run from July - September 2021. Its aim is to undertake a research study and carry out consultation prior to purchasing, restoring and bringing into community use a Grade II former warehouse.

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

Breathing Space

Applicant: Harehope Quarry Project Ltd

Project description: This one year priority natural heritage project will start in August 2021 and use Harehope Quarry (a Local Wildlife Site and former limestone quarry) as a focus to extend access to and participation in nature based experiences for a wide range of people. 

Decision: Award Grant of £9,200 (100%)

Why Grimsby is Great

Applicant: Foresight (North East Lincolnshire) Limited

Project description: This twelve- month project starting in September 2021 and finishing in August 2022 will involve members of the disabled community exploring the heritage of Grimsby, developing a presentation and exhibition.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (35%)

Portobello 100 HeritageTrail

Applicant: Portobello Community Forum

Project description: This two-month project, planned to run from August to September 2021, will involve young people and local residents in researching the heritage of the Portobello housing estate, Wakefield. It will explore the history of Castle Grove Park and Sandal Castle and co-create 20 silk-painted flags to form a heritage trail for a 100th anniversary Garden Party.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (94%)

Hardwick Park Sedgefield - Bath & Banqueting Houses Restoration Revision 2 - Archaeological Surveys

Applicant: The Friends of Hardwick

Project description: This is a community archaeology project through which they will engage a new audience and introduce a different aspect of the superb heritage of Hardwick Park to the 530,000+ people who now visit annually.

Decision: Award Grant of £8,000 (62%)

Chopwell Memories

Applicant: Digital Voice for Communities

Project description: This 5 month project delivered by Digital Voices for Communities aims to collect the memories of people who live and work in Chopwell and capture the heritage of the village through storytelling.

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

Providing access to Medieval Historic site, creating leisure/activity area, a community garden with link to Pilgrimage footpath. Museum display for artefacts in church.

Applicant: Hart Church

Project description: Allow public access to Medieval Fish ponds Historic England 1018945 Providing the community with a safe grassed area, this space can be used for recreational and social activities.

Decision: Reject

Flames Child Birth and Early Years

Applicant: The Apostolic Order of St Hadrian of Canterbury

Project description: Beginning in August, the 12-month project will gather oral histories from Malawian people living in Manchester, focusing on traditions relating to child-care from birth to early years.

Decision: Reject

A Year on the Hill

Applicant: Live from Worktown

Project description: This project will run for 5 months, August to December 2021, and will deliver activities for five community groups, a school’s programme, an exhibition which explores the heritage of Winter Hill and a film which documents the planned commemorative walk from Bolton to Winter Hill.

Decision: Reject

Reengaging Communities with Life and Heritage

Applicant: Culture Healing Communities CIC

Project description: This project aims to involve underprivileged and vulnerable groups of people with different heritage sites in the North East, facilitating a process where they will connect with those sites and incorporating them in their lives.

Decision: Reject

Georgian Town House exterior maintenance

Applicant: Jonathan Crosby

Project description: This project aims to maintain the external paint work on a Georgian Townhouse property in the middle of Whitehaven Cumbria.

Decision: Reject

The Second Elizabethan Age

Applicant: BETA

Project description: The project focuses on histories of people, communities, places/events. With the Queen’s 70th 2022 Jubilee in mind, 10 older local adults, with two BETA facilitators, will come together by Skype and face to face. Over 50 weeks the group will research/record local life events, how life has changed locally from 1952 through the decades until 2022.

Decision: Reject

Bradford's South Asian Heritage

Applicant: Better Communities Bradford

Project description: The project will consist of a one-month project (August 2021) to host a community day event showcasing South Asian heritage and culture.

Decision: Reject

Accessible Children's Play Equipment

Applicant: Friends of Springfield Park

Project description: This project aims to provision new equipment in a playground in Liverpool as a result of consultation with the local community.

Decision: Reject

The Community of the Resurrection Library Cataloguing Project

Applicant: The Community of the Resurrection

Project description: This 12-month project commencing in October 2021 will pilot a cataloguing programme of the House of the Resurrection library, made up of more than 60,000 volumes and introduce a ‘volunteer at home’ programme to engage volunteers who have not been able to visit the organisation due to Covid-19.

Decision: Reject

Blackrod Reminiscence Project

Applicant: Blackrod Sports and Community Centre

Project description: The one-year oral history project (starting September 2021) will record the experiences of people living in the Blackrod and Horwich areas of Bolton, Greater Manchester.

Decision: Reject

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