West Midlands: delegated decisions January 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of HLF West Midlands on 15 January 2019

Sharing Heritage

1. Through the Looking Glass

This 6 month project will explore the heritage of the Stourbridge glass industry.

Applicant: Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Decision: Reject

2. Sufi Music in the West Midlands

Six month project to explore Sufi music, engaging 15 young people in weekly sessions.

Applicant: The Healthy Employment Hub CIC

Decision: Reject

3. Bearwood Street Festival 2019

Funding is required towards a one-day street festival to be held in Bearwood in June 2019.

Applicant: We are Bearwood

Decision: Reject

Our Heritage

1. A Digital UK Police Memorial

The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust (PAMT) is creating a new physical memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Applicant: The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust

Decision: Reject

2. In the Que

The project will focus on the dance music culture from 1989 – 2017 centred on the Que Club located at the Grade II* Methodist Central Hall in Birmingham City Centre.

Applicant: Birmingham Music Archive C.I.C.

Decision: Award grant of £42,000 (94%)

3. South Asian Business and Beyond

This 12 month project will document the experiences of South Asian families and individuals who came to the UK in the late 1950's and 60's following deportation from Kenya.

Applicant: Aidem Digital

Decision: Award grant of 335,300 (84%)

4. Repairs and Enhancements St James Church

This four month project will address repair needs of the walls and floors of a Grade II* listed church and a 160 year old Nicholson organ caused by dry rot.

Applicant: DCC of Tedstone Delamere

Decision: Reject

5. The Invisible Olympics

18-month England-wide, primarily oral history project to research and share knowledge of the international Deaflympics, and raise the profile of the event’s history and of deaf sportspeople.

Applicant: Deaf English Athletics Federation Staffordshire - DEAFS

Decision: Award grant of £49,800 (100%)

6. Silverdale Colliery: A Fitting Tribute

A 16 month project focusing on the conservation and repair of the miner's tribute in Silverdale, Newcastle-under-Lyme, alongside a programme of activities.

Applicant: Silverdale Parish Council

Decision: Award grant of £72,800

7. Sandwell Communities Together

This 18 month project will explore why people migrating to the UK settled in Sandwell, and how this has influenced the development of the community and local industry.

Applicant: The Healthy Employment Hub CIC

Decision: Reject

8. Pine martens of The Marches

Following confirmed sightings of pine martens on one of their reserves in 2015, Shropshire Wildlife Trust will undertake the following to aid in the conservation of this rare species.

Applicant: Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Decision: Reject

Resilient Heritage

1. World Heritage UK - Unlocking the potential

World Heritage UK (WH:UK) seeks to produce business plans and strategies and undertake exercises in order to make it a sustainable organisation by 2023.

Applicant: World Heritage UK

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

2. Resilient Rocks

This 19 month project aims to improve Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust's digital resources and public access to sites of geological significance.

Applicant: Herefordshire & Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust

Decision: Reject

3. Hartlebury Castle: A Sustainable Future

To address a need for organisational development and increase the potential for income generation.

Applicant: Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust

Decision: Award grant of £99,500 (83%)

Young Roots

1. Bostin Fittle

Up to 50 young people will be supported to research and explore Black Country food consumption between 1940 and 1960

Applicant: Ormiston Academies Trust

Decision: Award grant of £25,700 (90%)


Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of HLF West Midlands on 15 January 2019

Grants for Places of Worship

1. Improving Our Welcome 2

The second phase to complete the remaining urgent roof repair works identified as Priority A in their 2012 Quinquennial report.

Applicant: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Decision: Award grant of £139,600 (73%)


Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Deputy Director of Operations on 15 January 2019

Grants for Resilient Heritage over 100k

1. Middleton Hall: Master Plan

Middleton Hall Trust wishes to create a Masterplan for the development and long term sustainability of Middleton Hall and Gardens.

Applicant: Middleton Hall Trust

Decision: Award grant of £135,500 (84%)