Wales: delegated decisions February 2024

Wales: delegated decisions February 2024

Schedule of decisions under delegated powers for Wales at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 6 February 2024.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Shaping Nations: The Impact of Migration Stories

Applicant: Welsh Refugee Council

Project summary: To explore and secure the heritage of Sanctuary Seekers, refugees and of migration to Wales, with strong support from a wide range of project partners.

Decision: Award grant of £235,861 (97.92%) 

Llais yr Afon

Applicant: Small World Theatre Ltd, Cardigan

Project summary: To work with 500+ local children and 300+ local adults to create a new map to increase collective understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of the River Teifi, with the aim of it being a catalyst for people to restore and protect the river.

Decision: Award grant of £88,050 (100%)

Reimagining the Archives at Ffotogallery

Applicant: Ffotogallery Wales Limited

Project summary: To focus on surveying, cataloguing and partly digitising photographic archives. The two-year project will preserve and/or repair physical objects in the collection, create an accessible digital database and organise engagement events, including creative workshops in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru, the Iris Prize and On Your Face LGBTQ+ collective.

Decision: Award grant of £99,096 (100%) 

Tirweddau Tywi - Borrowed Landscapes

Applicant: The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Project summary: The project focuses on the renovation and modification of the Great Glass House at the National Botanic Garden Wales (NBGW). Activities will explore Wales's past relationship with land, plants and nature, and seek to teach new audiences about this heritage and how it relates to modern-day challenges, particularly climate change.

Decision: Reject

Celebrating 75 Years of Cwmbran New Town 1949–2024

Applicant: CoStar Partnership

Project summary: To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Cwmbran New Town. It will engage the community through events, exhibitions, and digital archives, highlighting the town's history, culture, and residents' experiences.

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

Groesfaen History Trail and Railway history sign

Applicant: Pontyclun Community Council

Project summary: The project seeks to commemorate Pontyclun's 175th anniversary by designing and creating railway history information boards and developing five to six history trails with QR codes and detailed guides, enhancing community engagement with local heritage.

Decision: Reject

Restoring 'Siop Newydd' – an historic building of significance

Applicant: Robin Andrew Foch-Gatrell and Vicki Lynne Phipps

Project summary: The project seeks to restore the external and internal parts of Siop Newydd, a Grade II listed building in Dolgellau, preserving its historic character while revitalizing it for economic use and community benefit, including opening a vintage/antiques shop.

Decision: Reject

Discovering the Heritage Gardens of Bryn Gwynant

Applicant: YHA (England and Wales)

Project summary: YHA and Outward Bound Trust aim to transform the 47-acre Bryn Gwynant site into a heritage activity hub, combining their efforts in a joint venture to raise £6million for redevelopment. The project aims to provide educational and employment opportunities for young people through heritage-focused programmes, while preserving and enhancing the site's listed grounds and historic features.

Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (90.91%)

Pembroke's Town Walls and Beyond

Applicant: Pembroke Town Walls Trust

Project summary: A community engagement programme aimed at teaching children and people of all ages more about the heritage they live with on a day-to-day basis, with the aim that this leads to changes in attitude towards the town walls.

Decision: Award grant of £9,720 (16.82%)

Growing Wild

Applicant: The Elemental Adventures Project CIC

Project summary: To develop a forest/permaculture garden as a foundation for expanding services and increasing access to woodland in Wales. The project focuses on enhancing biodiversity, cultural engagement and sustainable living, while also providing educational opportunities in heritage skills and permaculture.

Decision: Reject

SWMM Digital Library: Unearthing Mining Memories

Applicant: South Wales Miners Museum

Project summary: To preserve and share the region's industrial heritage by creating a digital catalogue of the museum's collection, enhancing its accessibility online, and engaging the community through various volunteer roles and heritage events.

Decision: Award grant of £10,000.00 (100%)

Grant increase

AOF2020NPTCBC (Area of Focus)

Applicant: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Decision: Award grant increase of £250,000 to make a total grant of £492,000 (100%)

Percentage change

Hen Dŷ Cwrdd: An Eisteddfod Tradition

Applicant: Ymddiriedolaeth Addoldai Cymru Welsh Religious Building Trust

Decision: Award percentage change of £5,000 to make a total grant percentage of 83%