England, North: delegated decisions September 2023

England, North: delegated decisions September 2023

Schedule of decisions under delegated powers for England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 4 September 2023.

Grant increase request

Peterlee 75: Celebrating Communities and Heritage 

Applicant: Durham County Council 

Project description: To engage the local community through a three-strand activity 
programme to mark the 75th anniversary of Peterlee becoming a town. 

Decision: Award grant of £93,302 (52.65%)


National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Batley Memories

Applicant: Batley Festival Group 

Project description: To create the History Of Batley Parade and the Golden Mile Wall, a transgenerational project exploring the cultural and social history of Batley’s nightlife. 

Decision: Award grant of £9,990 (66.29%)


Castleside: stories from then and now 

Applicant: Digital Voice for Communities CIC 

Project description: To bring together pupils from Castleside primary school with older people from local care homes and the wider community to create a digital archive of local history. 

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


The Bradford City Centre History Programme 

Applicant: The Neighbourhood Project CIC 

Project description: To capture people's stories about life across neighbourhoods in Bradford City Centre and produce a series of videos about their histories. 

Decision: Award grant of £8,050 (100%)


Bamboo Craft 

Applicant: Greater Manchester Bangladesh Association and Community Centre 

Project description: To enhance awareness of the history of bamboo craft through workshops and the production of information sheets, a website and blogs.  

Decision: Award grant of £9,895 (100%)


Learning on a Plate - Food Heritage in Aspull and Haigh 

Applicant: All In Good Taste 

Project description: To engage young people in the food heritage of the area and teach them about the local malt kilns, the brewing industry and local farms. 

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


"Echoes of History: Revitalising the Pavilion in Corporation Park" 

Applicant: Lancashire Community Helpers CIC 

Project description: To engage the local community in heritage activities and refurbish the Pavilion Building in Corporation Park, Blackburn. 

Decision: Award grant of £9,800 (100%)


'Walking in the Footsteps of Romantic Explorers: Recreating the Climbs of Early Lake District Adventurers' 

Applicant: Trek Therapy CIC 

Project description: To walk in the footsteps of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, covering 30km from Keswick to Dove Cottage, the home of William Wordsworth in Grasmere, via the summit of Helvellyn.   

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


Applicant: Daily Life Ltd 

Project description: To share stories of women's experiences of domestic labour in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Women's Liberation Movement (WLM) and as part of the LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture. 

Decision: Award grant of £9,900 (36.46%)


RJC Dance 30th Anniversary Exhibition 2023 

Applicant: RJC Productions Ltd 

Project description: To create an exhibition of the last 30 years of RJC Dance, spotlighting black African Caribbean culture through immigration, carnival and dance in Chapeltown, Leeds.  

Decision: Award grant of £9,922 (100%)

Restoration of water basin 

Applicant: Friends of Glazebrook Station 

Project description: To restore the water basin for an event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of Glazebrook Station. 

Decision: Reject 

Forever Mine UK Tour 

Applicant: Living Breath Productions CIC 

Project description: To produce a stage play of minister John Newton's life, to be performed in the historic venues where the events of his story took place. 

Decision: Reject 

Cultural Futures 

Applicant: North Lincolnshire Council 

Project description: To co-create heritage and arts activities via a new Cultural Assembly and community grants scheme, including workshops, site visits and the creation of short films.  

Decision: Award grant of £249,924 (48.28%)

The creation of Liverpool's Historic Botanical Gardens at Croxteth Hall 

Applicant: Liverpool City Council 

Project description: To deliver a programme aimed at developing local botanical/horticultural skills and improving wellbeing to engage young people and people from socially and economically deprived communities.   

Decision: Reject  

Round Our Way 

Applicant: Blaze Arts 

Project description: To highlight the works of Sam Hanna and inspire a new generation to create a contemporary collection of film and image with activities including after-school sessions, a visit to the North West Film Archive, and professionally-led research and writing sessions.  

Decision: Award grant £21,973 (70.49%)

Delia Derbyshire - Trailblazer 

Applicant: Green Croft Arts Ltd. 

Project description: To undertake a number of initiatives including artistic commissions and training sessions in archive research, oral history and digital skills inspired by electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. 

Decision: Award grant £46,093 (71.92%)

Our Beautiful Grotspots 

Applicant: South Sefton Development Trust 

Project description: To work with local residents to turn urban areas into green spaces in the Poets Streets area of Linacre, Bootle, Sefton. 

Decision: Award grant of £50,124 (100%)

'Sharing Heritage' engaging and widening audiences to secure successful commencement of activities and resilience at Becconsall Heritage Park

Applicant: Lancashire Heritage (2018) CIC 

Project description: To develop Becconsall Living Museum and Heritage Park, with a focus on engagement work and future project development. 

Decision: Award grant of £99,020 (100%)

Celebrating Knowsley at 50 

Applicant: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council 

Project description: To build on the success of Knowsley Borough of Culture 2022 and create a legacy programme that helps community groups develop the skills and capacity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the borough in 2024.   

Decision: Award grant of £181,000 (77.02%)

Opening up our Heritage 

Applicant: The Cathedral Church of All Saints in Wakefield 

Project description: To develop Wakefield Cathedral’s business model and annual events plan, and carry out community research activities and events to inform plans for audience diversification. 

Decision: Award grant of £93,800 (100%)


Applicant: ALL ARTS & MEDIA LTD 

Project description: To explore the industrial and social working-class history of Gorton, Manchester, by collecting oral histories and producing a radio show, podcast and mural. 

Decision: Award grant of £25,483 (100%)


Gipton StoryMaps 2 

Applicant: Space2 Leeds 

Project description: To explore the heritage of the Old Fire Station in Gipton, Leeds, and work with the local community and East Leeds Fire Heritage Group to create online digital StoryMaps to share fire heritage stories.  

Decision: Award grant of £99,993 (88.58%)


My Brutal Life

Applicant: Sensoria Festival 

Project description: To capture the local significance of the brutal architecture movement on the Sheffield area, and include public talks, an exhibition, and a publication containing photographs of the buildings. 

Decision: Reject 

Untold Stories of Music and Togetherness in Hull 

Applicant: Middle Child Theatre Limited 

Project description: To explore how music has brought people together in the city of Hull through community engagement events, an exhibition and commissions to culminate in a theatrical production. 

Decision: Reject 

Bury Parish Church Ledgers 

Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Saint Mary the Virgin, Bury 

Project description: To improve the grounds surrounding Bury Parish Church, Greater Manchester, and engage volunteers and the local community in both the improvements and the church’s heritage. 

Decision: Award grant of £99,844 (42.61%)

BNB Outside 

Applicant: Beautiful New Beginnings Community Interest Company 

Project description: To deliver forest school sessions and small local history projects for the local communities in Knowsley, Merseyside, culminating in an end-of-project celebration event. 

Decision: Award grant of £99,280 (100%)

Celebrating Diversity In Salford 

Applicant: Visible Outcomes 4u Ltd 

Project description: To engage with African and Asian refugees and migrants and Refugee Community Organisations (RCOs) in Salford to develop an archive documenting lived experiences.    

Decision: Award grant of £95,119 (100%)

The Helm at Croglin 

Applicant: The Helm at Croglin 

Project description: To undertake capital repairs to the redundant St John's Church in Croglin in the North Pennines and create a flexible community space. 

Decision: Reject 


Bulk through the ages 

Applicant: Emues UK CIC 

Project description: To deliver a community project exploring the history and heritage of the Bulk ward area in Lancaster in partnership with Strawberry Fields Training CIC and the University of Lancaster Department of History. 

Decision: Reject 


WomenZone Sufi Heritage Project

Applicant: Womenzone 

Project description: To develop Sufism-related performances for a festival in addition to developing a programme of workshops and creating digital resources.    

Decision: Award grant of £99,938 (100%)

Live Action Events Community 2 

Applicant: Live Action Events International CIC 

Project description: To create a live event at Conisbrough Castle and follow up digital engagement to showcase historical artistic practices of the English Civil War. 

Decision: Reject 

Didsbury Garden of Contemplation 2 

Applicant: Didsbury Civic Society 

Project description: Work will take place on the site of Didsbury Cenotaph war memorial to improve the space and build exhibition displays, deliver community workshops, and provide heritage activities.   

Decision: Reject 

Merseyside: Music, Food and Welcome 

Applicant: Local Welcome CIO 

Project description: To engage target audiences of refugees and asylum seekers (R&AS) together with existing community members from three host areas in Liverpool and Knowsley.   

Decision: Reject 


Bursting into the light - breaking down barriers for diverse groups to engage with a rich village heritage in a new community space created by renovating a village church 

Applicant: The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of Christ Church Dore 

Project description: To welcome more inclusive audiences and partly fund a redevelopment masterplan focusing on capital interventions and an exhibition creation. 

Decision: Reject