England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions September 2021

England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions September 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East in September 2021. National Lottery Grants for Heritage.

23 September 2021

The Home and Disabled People

Applicant: Outsider Centre

Project description: To conduct Research and Development to explore themes on 'Disability and Home'. It will also include an intervention by disabled curators, academics and artists.

Grant Request: £10,000 (50%)

Decision: Award Grant £10,000 (50%)

Project New Home - Phase 2

Applicant: Outreach and Community Action Project

Project description: Based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire this project aims to repair a Grade II* listed church building. The ground floor of the building has already been renovated and funding is being sought to cater for the second phase, which is renovating two first floor studio spaces.

Grant Request: £28,902 (83%)

Decision: Reject

Virtual Travel the world - Culture Connect

Applicant: CultureAct

Project description: To deliver virtual tourism experiences for children to connect them with other cultures.

Grant Request: £10,000 (100%)

Decision: Reject

The 3 Trusts: Resilience and Engagement

Applicant: West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust

Project description: To build the resilience of 'The Three Trusts' comprising West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust, The Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust and The City of Wolverhampton Regenerating Buildings Preservation Trust.

Grant Request: £80,542 (87%)

Decision: Award Grant £80,542 (87%)

Repair and Service of Church Bell

Applicant: Parochial Church Council of Fleckney

Project description: To repair the bells of St. Nicholas Church, Fleckney, Leicestershire.

Grant Request: £4,800 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Young Heritage Producers

Applicant: Warts and All Theatre

Project description: This project based in Delapré Abbey, Northampton, will engage with young people from Northampton and Wellingborough to explore local community heritage, with a focus on the histories of Joan Wake and Gerrard Winstanley.

Grant Request: £94,738 (93%)

Decision: Reject

30 years of Nupur Arts

Applicant: Nupur Arts Dance Academy

Project description: Use the Nupur Arts dance academy's archive to tell cultural stories linked to the arrival and development of the local Gujarati community.

Grant Request: £59,373 (100%)

Decision: Reject

ACYCLE youth project

Applicant: Be Me Like We - Acycle Project

Project description: To offer an educational and cultural programme primarily for young people aged 5-11 years old of African, African Portuguese, Caribbean and dual heritage backgrounds living in Ipswich.

Grant Request: £7,790 (100%)

Decision: Reject

The People's Archive and Museum of Baverstock

Applicant: Place Prospectors CIC

Project description: To curate a digital archive and temporary, touring museum of Baverstock Academy, a secondary school in Druids Heath, Birmingham.

Grant Request: £10 000 (50%)

Decision: Award Grant £10 000 (50%)

As time goes by.......

Applicant: St Matthews WW1 Memorial Project

Project description: Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of a First World War memorial clock in the village of Renishaw in north east Derbyshire, near Sheffield. 

Grant Request: £17,553 (88%)

Decision: Award Grant £17,553 (88%)

St Peter's Gamston Community Heritage Project

Applicant: The Churches Conservation Trust

Project description: Toexplore and interpret the history of St Peter's Church, a Grade I Listed church in Gamston, Nottinghamshire.

Grant Request: £9,000 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,000 (100%)

Skills & Cultural Galore

Applicant: Ebony Ambassadors CIC

Project description: This community-led project aims to focus on sharing traditional cultural practices of African communities, including stories, festivals, crafts, music and dance through workshops and a cultural event.

Grant Request: £10,000 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Introducing Luton's Heritage to a new generation of Lutonians


Project description: This project based in Luton will engage young people with the histories of local buildings and provide free learning resources for all Luton primary schools.

Grant Request: £16,400 (94%)

Decision: Award Grant £16,400 (94%)

St Andrew's Church - Bell Restoration Appeal

Applicant: PCC of Sandon

Project description: To restore the bells and increase the number of younger bellringers at St Andrew's church in Sandon, Chelmsford.

Grant Request: £7,525 (17%)

Decision: Reject

Stories of the A1M

Applicant: Hertfordshire Music Service

Project description: Recruit storytellers, musicians, curators, writers, and academics to create and present content in celebration of the history and heritage of the A1M. This is a road with a long and rich history and a section that connects Hertfordshire and London. The stories and histories of both famous and ordinary people that used or lived around the A1M will be reimagined and presented through various creative outputs.

Grant Request: £36,665 (94%)

Decision: Reject

St Helena Hospice: palliative care during a pandemic

Applicant: St Helena Hospice Limited

Project description: To record the experiences of its staff and patients during coronavirus (COVID-19), documenting these through oral history interviews which will be made into a range of outputs for posterity.

Grant Request: £18,822 (100%)

Decision: Reject

29 September 2021

The Windrush Decision

Applicant: Always Community

Project description: Toinvolve communities in Nottingham in recording and raising awareness of the stories and experiences of Windrush generation migrants, focusing in particular on their lives in the Caribbean prior to coming to the UK.

Grant Request: £55,057 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £55,057 (100%)