England, London & South: delegated decisions November 2021
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Project title: Improving Accessibility to Heritage at Shaftesbury Abbey
Applicant: Shaftesbury Abbey & Museum Preservation Trust Company Ltd
Project description: To improve accessibility to additional exhibition, research and learning facilities in a newly-acquired single-storey extension to Shaftesbury Abbey Museum.
Project title: The Friends of Shillingford Wood
Applicant: The Friends of Shillingford Wood
Project description: To buy Shillingford Wood for the community, so it remains open to the public and can be cared for, by the community, in a wildlife friendly way.
Decision: Award a grant of £17,575
Project title: A Picture of the South Downs: Past and Present (schools outreach)
Applicant: Friends of the South Downs
Project description: To celebrate the centenary of our organisation by sharing our knowledge and understanding of the South Downs with a whole new generation
Decision: Award a grant of £59,750
Project title: London Friend at 50
Applicant: Friend Counselling London Limited
Project description: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of London Friend, exploring their LGBT heritage through an online exhibition and timeline, oral history collection and wellbeing events/activities.
Decision: Award a grant of £43,300
Project title: I saw a God dance
Applicant: Apsara Arts
Project description: To raise awareness of Ram Gopal's significant contribution of Indian classical dances in UK. Learn more about the knowledge/practice of dances and the intangible heritage that has been passed down. Understand its heritage significance for the dancers and their communities.
Decision: Award a grant of £95,929
Project title: Nightlight Lullabies, Crawley V2
Applicant: Murmuration Arts Production
Project description: Working with new parents from diverse communities who are affected by isolation. Record and share the heritage of lullabies and bedtime ritual.
Decision: Award a grant of £56,556
Project title: '21 and Counting' - A celebration of Community Action & Heritage on the Pepys Estate
Applicant: 2000 Community Action Centre (2CAC)
Project description: To celebrate 2CAC within the context of Deptford's maritime history and the diversity of the estate's population.
Decision: Award a grant of £10,000
Project Title: Past Present Exchange (PPE)
Applicant: Sidney Walter Centre Management Committee
Project Description: To bind old and new residents with their heritage and their community. Facilitating 'The Sid' as a hub for these activities.
Decision: Award the a grant of £9,700
Project Title: Willen Hospice - Caring for MK since 1981
Applicant: Willen Hospice
Project Description: To document the history of the hospice through a collection of 10 oral histories and the creation of a documentary. Oral histories will be collected from employees and members of the community.
Decision: Award a grant of £10,000
Project title: The Winston Machine 2022
Applicant: Kandinsky Theatre Company
Project description: Engaging young people and various community groups in Camden, London in community heritage workshops, research and exhibition curation. Explore and produce a new narrative interpretation of the impact of the Second World War on the borough, London and UK as a whole.
Decision: Award a grant of £9,830
Project title: The Jenner Project Heritage Trail
Applicant: Berkeley Community Trust
Project description: To create a digital heritage trail ahead of the bicentenary of Dr Edward Jenner.
Project title: Milton Abbot Church Bell Restoration Project
Applicant: Milton Abbot Church of St Constantine and St Aegidius
Project description: To repair and display the church bells.
Project title: Restoration of Paving, modification and re-instatement of livestock barriers, replacement of benches, improvement of power and lighting services to the Undercroft of Minchinhampton Market House
Applicant: Minchinhampton Market House CIO
Project description: To improve and make more accessible the covered outdoor undercroft space of the Grade II* market house in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire to allow expansion of community activities.
Project title: Portsmouth Heritage Roots: Popular Dance
Applicant: Soul Rawkus CIC
Project description: To explore and teach popular contemporary dance styles and Hornpipe dance styles of the past alongside each other, exploring their roots and influences, making it relevant today and preserving cultural heritage.
Project title: Building resilience for Tortworth Forest Centre
Applicant: Tortworth Forest Centre Community Interest Company
Project description: To undertake activities which aim to improve Tortworth Forest Centre’s financial and organisation resilience, ending their reliance on external funding and making the organisation self-sustaining. This will happen predominately through increasing use of the site for events, training, workshops and corporate volunteering days.
Project title: Digital Heritage Project
Applicant: Lango Cultural Foundation UK
Project description: To create an online archive for all African books and music, to be available for free to global communities.
Project Title: "Falklands 40 Lessons" (Rebuilding Resilience after the Pandemic)
Applicant: Front Line Naval Chaplains
Project Description: To bring to life the Falkland’s war and explain its relevance to civilians and service personnel alike. Highlight the experiences of Royal Navy Chaplains in contributing to the resilience and wellbeing of others as "friends and advisors to all on board" during the armed conflict of 1982.
Project title: 91 Acts of Exuberant Defiance
Applicant: The Ubele Initiative
Decision: Agree change in grant percentage from 58.5% to 71% due to changes in match-funding.
Project Title: Living Together: 100 years of British social housing, through the lens of the Becontree Estate
Applicant: Create London
Decision: Agree change in grant funding from 49% to 51% due to a reduction in match funding.