Wales: delegated decisions November 2023

Wales: delegated decisions November 2023

Schedule of decisions under delegated powers taken at the meeting on 7 November 2023

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Young People's Oral History and Heritage Project

Applicant: Senghenydd Youth Drop In Centre, CAERPHILLY

Project description: This project will involve young people aged 11-25 from a disadvantaged area working intergenerationally. They will carry out research and interview local people to gain understanding of how different cultures came together during industrialisation to create the diverse community they live in today.

Decision: Award grant of £80,932 (100%)



Applicant: Book of You CIC, DENBIGHSHIRE

Project description: Book of You will create one of their ‘Community Books’ with Llangollen Railway Trust. The aim is to showcase community memories of the railway alongside some of its rich history, scenic beauty and cultural significance.

Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (76.92%)


The Forgotten 59

Applicant: Kidz R Us Limited, BLAENAU

Project description: The Tredegar Miners were recently granted funding from the Community Choice, Community Voice Fund to resurrect the old gates of the National Coal Board workshops. The gates will be placed in the town centre with a plaque commemorating the 59 local miners killed in four separate disasters. This project will create an accompanying documentary film and an original play.

Decision: Award grant of £33,000 (100%)


Young Musicians Competition

Applicant: Friends of Gregynog Young Musicians, POWYS

Project description: This is a national competition for young musicians under 18. It draws young musicians from all over the UK to Gregynog to compete at a very high level. It is also an opportunity for local people to come and support and experience live music.

Decision: Reject


Green spaces that matter

Applicant: Conwy Mind, CONWY

Project description: To conduct an audit of local green spaces that benefit people’s wellbeing and create a guide that encourages visits, promoting both the natural beauty and health benefits they bring.

Decision: Reject

Public access and displays for Dan Do carriage shed

Applicant: Gwili Railway Company Limited, CARMARTHENSHIRE

Project description: To create a path for the public to access the Dan Do railway carriage shed safely at ground level and to create interpretation displays which will illustrate the story of the exhibits and provide background information.

Decision: Award grant of £9,500 (100%)


Norwegian Church Heritage Research and Outreach Project

Applicant: Norwegian Church Cardiff Bay, CARDIFF

Project description: The previous 'Norwegian Church Collation of Heritage' project unearthed a lot of information about the Norwegian Church in Cardiff, the other three churches in South Wales, and the wider Norwegian Seamen’s Mission. This research and outreach project will bring these stories to as many people as possible. The audience will be children, the general public and the academic world.

Decision: Award grant of £188,287 (100%)


Revealing the Swansea and surrounding areas' industrial heritage!

Applicant: Congolese Development Project, SWANSEA

Project description: To investigate the industrial past of Swansea and its district, to locate the various works in time and space using historic maps and photographs, and to identify the traces that remain today.

Decision: Award grant of £64,456 (100%)

Carmarthenshire LGBTQIA+ Heritage: 10 Year Celebration


Project description: To look at the LGBTQIA+ heritage of Carmarthenshire, gathering stories from the people that make up the community, and their families.

Decision: Reject


Grant increase requests

Cardigan Market Hall Heritage

Applicant: Cardigan Building Preservation Trust, CEREDIGION

Project description: To help fund the renewal of market stall facilities, development of heritage interpretation and activities and the appointment of a part-time Market Officer.

Decision: Award grant increase of £75,000 (76%)