Wales: delegated decisions March 2024

Wales: delegated decisions March 2024

Schedule of decisions under delegated powers for Wales at The National Lottery Heritage Fund in March 2024.

5 March 2024

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Renovation of St Andrew's Church, Penrice

Applicant: Gower Ministry Area – St Andrew's Church, Penrice

Project description: The purpose of the project is to renovate St Andrew's Church, addressing damp issues by removing existing plaster up to one metre above floor level, replacing it with breathable lime plaster, repainting the interior with mineral paint, updating the wiring, and installing 11 under pew heaters for improved climate control.

Decision: Reject

Canolfan Pererin Mary Jones: Bringing Mary Jones's story to life

Applicant: The British and Foreign Bible Society

Project description: The project aims to preserve and share the inspirational story of Mary Jones and Wales's national heritage through the installation of new, modern interactive screens.

Decision: Reject

Guidebook to Monmouth

Applicant: Monmouth Field and History Society

Project description: The project aims to produce and circulate a community co-created guidebook for Monmouth, enhancing both residents' and visitors' understanding of the town's history, architecture, cultural and social life through engaging content, historical and new images, and specially drawn maps, thereby promoting a thriving visitor economy.

Decision: Reject

#SOS – Save our Salmon (Reconnecting people with their salmon rivers)

Applicant: Swansea University

Project description: This project seeks to reconnect people with rivers, restore key salmon habitats, provide a much needed valuation of the ecosystem services supported by salmon, and begin a theory of change to help revert salmon declines.

Decision: Reject

Archif Gymunedol Harlech Community Archive

Applicant: Harlech Library and Institute

Project description: The project aims to establish a comprehensive and accessible community archive in Harlech by enhancing volunteer efforts with specialist support and equipment, enabling the preservation and display of local heritage materials for the community and future generations.

Decision: Award grant of £6,800 (94.44%)


Y Gwyllt

Applicant: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Project description: The project proposes to empower and heal vulnerable children from troubled backgrounds in Neath Port Talbot by providing access to and engagement with local green spaces, thereby supporting their physical and emotional recovery, promoting active lifestyles in alignment with the 'Healthy Weight, Healthy Wales' strategy, and enhancing community biodiversity and conservation education.

Decision: Award grant of £5,000 (100%)

Exploring our Heritage

Applicant: Yo Yo's Kidz Club

Project description: The project seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation of Welsh Heritage through visits to significant cultural sites, engaging in heritage sessions, and learning activities, while improving Welsh language skills and facilitating accessibility for all members.

Decision: Award grant of £5,150 (100%)

Mold Museum – Threads of Inspiration

Applicant: Aura Leisure & Libraries Ltd

Project description: The project aims to transform Mold Museum into a dynamic and inclusive community hub by redeveloping its main gallery and initiating a second phase to introduce interactive, physical, and digital activities developed in collaboration with local education consultants, artists, and various community groups, focusing on Mold's rich history and culture.

Decision: Award grant of £7,343 (80.75%)

Deffro'r Bardd Cwsg!

Applicant: cyfeillion Ellis Wynne

Project description: The purpose is to produce a film as a multi-media introduction to the history and work of writer Ellis Wynne of Lasynys Fawr, Ardudwy to a new generation of the area's schoolchildren as part of our heritage.

Decision: Award grant of £9,650 (100%)


Forage, Flourish & Feast

Applicant: Wild Pickings CIC

Project description: This would be would be a series of free workshops and seasonal celebrations in community green spaces, with a focus on traditional Welsh crafts and foods, using produce from the land.

Decision: Award grant of £9,994 (100%)

Gardd Enfys Rural Re-Skill Project

Applicant: Gardd Enfys

Project description: The project aims to revitalize rural craftsmanship by re-skilling the community in traditional flax processing and linen weaving, fostering intergenerational skill exchange to produce locally made linen clothing.

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


Percentage change

Women’s Peace Petition – Hawlio Heddwch

Applicant: Welsh Centre For International Affairs/Canolfan Materion Rhyngwladol Cymru

Decision: Award percentage increase to 100%


Grant increase

Restoration and Renovation of the Marquess of Anglesey’s Column and Cottage

Applicant: Anglesey Column Trust

Decision: Award grant increase of £190,383 to make a total grant of £1,063,183


Treftadaeth Treflun Dolgellau  Dolgellau Townscape Heritage

Applicant: Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri/Snowdonia National Park Authority

Decision: Award grant increase of £75,200 to make a total grant of £1,070,200


Wrexham Town Centre Townscape Heritage Scheme

Applicant: Wrexham County Borough Council

Decision: Award grant increase of £100,000 to make a total grant of £1,621,100

15 March 2024

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Strength From Memories

Applicant: I Am All Stories Ltd

Project summary: The project seeks to enhance mental well-being and preserve the UK's heritage of resilience by sharing and documenting stories of overcoming challenges from older generations, through collaboration with local organisations, storytelling and journaling workshops, and the creation of a digital e-book.

Decision: Reject


Approved purposes change

Off Flint – celebrating our town, castle and coast - Change in approved purposes

Applicant: Flintshire County Council

Decision: Agree change in approved purposes