Scotland: delegate decisions March 2023
Ayrshire mining heritage project (Strings N Things)
Applicant: Strings N Things
Description: To record new songs that were composed and produced in 2022, relating to the Ayrshire coal mining industry and its demise, and use them in performances for the community. This will enhance the understanding of past historical community life and preserve memories of that life through the medium of music.
Decision: Award grant of £7,490 (97.4% of total costs)
Cromarty Harbour East Pier Resilience
Applicant: Cromarty Harbour Trust
Description: To repair and replace stonework in the East Pier of Comarty Harbour. Work is intended to ensure the organisational sustainability and resilience of the historic harbour for the future.
Inclusive Heritage Tours for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
Applicant: The Profound and Multiple Impairment Service
Description: To develop a multi-sensory heritage tour and an accompanying multi-sensory story for people with learning disabilities, including people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in Dumfries and Galloway.
CashBack to the Future – Reshaping Heritage (RE:Heritage)
Applicant: Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd
Description: To engage young people from disadvantaged communities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, North Lanarkshire, and North Ayrshire, enabling them to visit a range of heritage sites and respond creatively to the heritage that inspires them.
Decision: Award grant of £246,854 (23.11% of total costs)
Sheila's Cottage: Ulva's Gateway
Applicant: North West Mull Community Woodland Company Limited
Description: To repair the thatched roof and engage a consultant to develop an interpretation plan, as the first stage of developing the island’s heritage and sharing Ulva’s story.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (41.32% of total costs)
The Planning of Georgian Scotland – A Visual Inventory
Applicant: Georgian Heritage CIC
Description: An initial promotional publication of 250 copies of a book that illustrates and presents 50 exemplars of Scotland's heritage of 400 or so Georgian rural planned villages and their urban counterparts in the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.
Newton Stewart and Minnigaff Heritage Trail
Applicant: Arts Inc Community Interest Company
Description: To bring together knowledge and inspiration gained from a previous place-based community project to produce a physical heritage trail that people can easily access in the town. It also aims to create a support network between local organisations within the community through their involvement in the project.
#DYC The Whalers' Memory Bank
Applicant: South Georgia Heritage Trust
Description: To document and share the heritage of the whaling industry in South Georgia through the creation of a digital portal and archive. It will include items from existing collections in Scottish museums, newly gathered oral histories and images of people and objects, connecting South Georgia with Scotland.
Decision: Award grant of £170,204 (89.43% of total costs)
Queer and Now
Applicant: Shaper Caper Limited
Description: To create a bursary programme for early career LGBTQ+ artists which will focus on the creation of films or visual artworks inspired by LGBTQ+ heritage. The recipients of the bursaries will be mentored by professional artists, trained in archiving skills, and given a budget to create their own heritage-themed artwork.
Scotland – Who Cares?
Applicant: Neo Productions
Description: To engage 50 Black care workers who worked through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Their testimonies will be used to create a documentary film, with a selection reworked into a new play in which 10 of the care workers will perform in a touring theatre production.
Mackintosh at the Willow Post Covid 19 Accelerator
Applicant: The Willow Tea Rooms Trust (WTRT)
Description: This resilience project will enable WTRT and its subsidiary trading company Mackintosh at the Willow to accelerate plans to achieve organisational sustainability.
Decision: Award grant of £249,260 (95.22% of total costs)