England, North: delegated decisions October 2023
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Bridgefield Mill Heritage Week
Applicant: Project Colt
Project Description: This project will celebrate National Heritage Week through the running of activities at Bridgefield Mill.
Decision: Award grant of £9,962 (100%)
Skill for Life Centre
Applicant: Poverty Solution Foundation
Project Description: Workshops exploring cultural traditions with focus on Afro-Caribbean hair and African languages (Yoruba and Igbo), hair-making skills sessions, African language classes and activities encouraging engagement with Black History Month.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)
Nature's Impact: building resilience through monitoring and evaluation at Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Applicant: The Cheshire Wildlife Trust Limited
Project Description: The project will help towards monitoring wildlife conservation of Cheshire Wildlife Trust, through delivering workshops and activities.
Decision: Award grant of £9,970 (100%)
Applicant: DIY Theatre Community Interest Company
Project Description: The project will focus on textiles, creating workshops and a celebration event for adults with learning disabilities.
Decision: Award grant of £9,870 (100%)
Sharing Memories Through the Generations
Applicant: The Smith Brothers Foundation
Project Description: The project involves connecting younger and older generations, through interviews and creating a book based on memories.
Decision: Award grant of £9,970 (100%)
Bestiaries and Herbaria
Applicant: Northern Print Studio Limited
Project Description: Through collaboration with various artists, this project will create 40 prints about endangered species, culminating in an exhibition in Northern Print’s gallery.
Decision: Award grant of £9,700 (100%)
Forest area/outdoor learning development
Applicant: St Bernard's RC Primary School Manchester
Project Description: This project will redevelop an area of neglected forest, making it useable for forest school activities and outside learning for school children.
Decision: Award grant of £7,500 (100%)
Myek Do Hinny
Applicant: Blossoming Communities CIC
Project Description: Through training volunteers and conducting interviews, a book about the history of coal mining communities in Northumberland will be created and shared with local schools and libraries.
Decision: Award Grant of £10,900 (92%)
Restoration of Stained Glass Window
Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of The Ecclesiastical Parish of St James', Clitheroe
Project Description: To repair a stained-glass window.
St Thomas, Stockport – Emergency Repairs (sagging cornice)
Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of Stockport and Brinnington
Project Description: To restore the cornice stone of St Thomas Church.
Tyldesley Cemetery Chapel Community Feasibility Project
Applicant: For Tyldesley CIC
Project Description: Looking into the feasability of bringing Tyldesley Cemetery Chapel back into use.
Heritage garden including monument to celebrate life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II
Applicant: Brighten Ryton Local Environment Group
Project Description: To create a garden providing information boards about the history of Ryton, and a monument for Elizabeth II.
Newport East Yorkshire WW1 Memorial Clock
Applicant: Newport Parish Council
Project Description: The project is for the automation of the Town clock.
Applicant: Intercultural Roots for Public Health
Project Description: To provide a digital learning tool to encourage engagement with the environment and learn about local heritage.
Pinto Community Art – 'Our World on Our Doorstep'
Applicant: Pinto Community Art CIC
Project Description: To offer painting and drawing workshops focussing on nature and the four seasons.
Using Immersive technology (AR/VR) to stop violence against immigrants Community
Applicant: Teesside University
Project Description: This project will use VR and AR to create immersive simulations of marginalized communities.
Motherhood in African culture (the MIAF) oral history project
Applicant: Let Us Bloom Together CIC
Project Description: Let Us Bloom Together (LUBT) will bring together ethnically diverse communities in Liverpool to explore and share the heritage of cultural practices of African women around motherhood.
Decision: Award grant of £57,035 (100%)
Civic Dining Room (Working Title) – Co-Curation Project
Applicant: Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust
Project Description: The project will transform how Touchstones works with heritage by shifting from traditional emphasis of object-based heritage, to one of live and shifting cultures.
Decision: Award grant of £249,999 (77%)
Hibiscus Rising: Celebrating Heritage through Community Engagement
Applicant: Leeds City Council
Project Description: The project will commemorate the story of David Oluwale and the heritage of Nigerian and African Diaspora communities through a celebration event, activities and workshops.
Decision: Award grant of £48,588 (73%)
Create North East Lincolnshire – Heritage
Applicant: North East Lincolnshire Council
Project Description: The project will focus on encouraging quality engagement with local heritage in north east Lincolnshire.
Decision: Award grant of £250,000 (36%)
Applicant: Durham County Council
Project Description: This three-year project will record the current adder population in the North area as well as promote the important of the native species through an engagement programme.
Decision: Award grant of £250,000 (83%)
What the Sea Saw
Applicant: Digital Drama CIC
Project Description: This 15-month project will document and share the heritage of fishing and the Lifeboat Service around Scarborough and Staithes.
Decision: Award grant of £68,745 (97%)
The History of Live Theatre at 50
Applicant: Mylife Productions 2013 CIC
Project Description: This 14-month project will engage young people to research and record the 50-year history of Live Theatre (LT) in Newcastle centre.
Feel the Green – Reconnecting with Nature
Applicant: Earth Sea Love Community Interest Company
Project Description: The project will contribute positively to environmental sustainability by increasing participants’ knowledge through sessions with Forestry England, and by deepening participants’ connection with the natural environment, thus encouraging participants to value and protect the environment.
Decision: Award grant of £24,700 (88%)
Blitz Kids and Defences – 85th Anniversary of Sheffield Blitz
Applicant: Sheffield Blitz Memorial Trust
Project Description: The project aims to identify historic ‘defensive ring areas’ on the outskirts of Sheffield, created to defend the city from the WWII blitz. Target audiences are those with memories and artefacts relating to the period, students and members of Rotary Club (with connections to Ukraine).
“ilo" ('Good Heart' in Romani) – an Oldham Roma Women's Project
Applicant: Barrel Organ
Project Description: This 15-month project aims to highlight Roma heritage through a series of workshops with Roma women and a resulting co-curated exhibition about the female Roma experience.
Telling Stories: Shakespeare and Prescot
Applicant: Shakespeare North Trust
Project Description: The project will engage the public in events and activities to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare's First Folio.
Decision: Award grant of £228,850 (91%)
Applicant: Collyhurst Community Enterprises Ltd
Project Description: This eight-month intergenerational project will focus on the changing urban landscape of the local area, capturing memories from the community.
Decision: Award grant of £17,325 (100%)
The Hunslet Club through the decades
Applicant: Hunslet Club
Project Description: The Hunslet Club, an independent youth and community organisation in South Leeds, will deliver a 12-month project to celebrate the history of the club which was founded in 1940.