England, North: delegate decisions July 2021

England, North: delegate decisions July 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Director for England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 22 July 2021.

The Jewish Communities of Yorkshire and the North East – We Were There Too

Applicant: JLGB

Project Description: This is a digital heritage project which will research and upload detailed stories of individuals, historical events and digitised artefacts of Jewish community life in the 1910–1920 era.

Decision: Award Grant of £104,400 (65.5%)

40 Years of Phoenix Dance Theatre (40YofPDT)

Applicant: Phoenix Dance Theatre

Project Description: This is a 12-month project from a Leeds-based arts organisation, founded in 1981 by three black male dancers. The proposal follows a current project that we are supporting, which is reaching completion.

Decision: Award Grant of £88,794 (100%)

Thompson Park: Seeds of Hope

Applicant: Sunderland Home Grown CIC

Project Description: This year-long project aims to explore the heritage of Thompson Park and its local community. It ill give people with learning disabilities an opportunity to engage in activity that will help and support them come out of the lockdown restriction.

Decision: Award Grant of £35,600

Delivering Digital Dobcroft

Applicant: Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust (Intact)

Project Description: This three year project will increase public engagement with and understanding of Dobcroft Nature Reserve.

Decision: Award Grant of £214,200 (96.58%)

The Sands of Time: Unlocking the World of the Honeycomb Worm.

Applicant: The Laal Collective

Project Description: The ten-month project (starting September 2021) will engage over 200 primary school pupils in Maryport, Cumbria with their local coastal heritage. The project has the aim of encouraging re-engagement with learning following the impact of the pandemic.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (71.82%)

Say Yes to the Mass Trespass

Applicant: Friends of BSTC

Project Description: This nine-month project based at Smithills Hall and Estate, Bolton, marks the 125th anniversary of the Mass Trespass of Winter Hill. It will engage children and young people and their families in a range of creative heritage and conservation activities.

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

Ceebee African Heritage Project


Project Description: Participants and the local community will learn about the African way of life and customs, and help change their views and actions in a positive way.

Decision: Award Grant £9,356 (100%)

Project Title: Active Burniston & Cloughton

Applicant: Burniston & Cloughton Village Hall and Playing Fields

Project Description: This nine-month project will deliver benefits to nature, the communities of Burniston & Cloughton and visitors to this rural part of North Yorkshire. This will be through woodland, watercourse and access improvement, and engagement activities.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,700 (99.49%)

Migration Northwest: 100 Stories

Applicant: Global Link (Lancaster)

Project Description: To chart the migration of peoples to the Northwest of England, tracking routes and stories from Roman times to the present day.

Decision: Reject

Napoleon in Exile

Applicant: Fusilier Museum and Learning Centre

Project Description: The six-month project will involve an exhibition at the Fusilier Museum and Learning Centre, Bury, Lancashire, on the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Decision: Award Grant of £47,010 (81.74%)

Return to Inclusively Accessing the Outdoors

Applicant: Experience Community CIC

Project Description: EC aims to improve physical and intellectual access for disabled people to the natural heritage. Delivered over a two-year period.

Decision: Reject

The History of Liverpool's diverse ethnic Communities

Applicant: Citizen Outreach Coalition

Project Description: This two-year project will engage Merseyside communities of Asian, African and Caribbean heritage to document their oral histories and build cross-community cohesion.

Decision: Reject

Resilient Alma

Applicant: Cumbria's Museum Of Military Life

Project Description: This resilience project will run for three and a half years from November 2021. It is aimed at providing the basis for a more sustainable future for Cumbria's Museum of Military Life in Carlisle.

Decision: Award Grant of £98,700 (100%)

Skills from the Past for the Future – Anglo-Saxon "Village" Redevelopment

Applicant: Groundwork South and North Tyneside Ltd

Project Description: This two-year project seeks to carry out repair, renovation and access works to the Anglo-Saxon village at Jarrow Hall. It will engage 2,000 people from four identified target groups in volunteering and craft skills in the process.

Decision: Reject

Spitfire Visitor Centre Young People Engagement Project

Applicant: Lytham St Annes Spitfire Ground Display Team Ltd

Project Description: To make this volunteer run museum more appealing to children and young people. It will do so by introducing audio visual and interactive displays, improving social media presence and increasing engagement with local schools.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,640 (100%)

The Bugs and the Bees and Daisy Hill Trees

Applicant: The Community&Heritage CIC

Project Description: The project aims to build on existing engagement through a pilot 'Covid Keep Daisy Hill Smiling' project with over 340 local families (particularly those with children under 16).

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (85.54%)

A Round to Remember

Applicant: City of Hull Sport & Community Group CIC

Project Description: To deliver a boxing focused reminiscence project in Hull, aimed at benefitting the people in Hull who have been connected with boxing in their lifetime.

Decision: Reject

Coals to Goals

Applicant: Foundation of Light

Project Description: This three-year project will engage local communities with football heritage-based activities. It will enable people to connect, learn, take notice, give and be active ('Five Ways to Wellbeing').

Decision: Award Grant of £247,300 (89%)

Congleton Heraldic Flag Project – an educational, creative and heritage community project

Applicant: Congleton Community Trust

Project Description: Lead a project to create, via workshops involving the community, heraldic flags to mark the 750th anniversary of the town’s charter in 2022. 

Decision: Award Grant of £9,200 (65%)

Liverpool Irish Dual Heritage Project

Applicant: Liverpool Irish Centre

Project Description: Document aspects of Liverpool's Irish heritage which have not been explored in earlier accounts of this community.

Decision: Reject


Applicant: Central Lancashire Combine

Project Description: To purchase a new pigeon transporter for pigeon racing to accommodate the applicant's growing membership.

Decision: Reject

Doncaster's Sound Memories

Applicant: Higher Rhythm

Project Description: This year-long project aims to document and share aspects of Doncaster's musical heritage. Through gathering stories and memories from local people about their own musical experiences.

Decision: Reject

Widnes RUFC - The Heritage of Recreational Sport in an Industrial Town

Applicant: Widnes Rugby Union Football Club

Project Description: WURFC requests funding for an 18 month multimedia engagement project celebrating Widnes' community sporting heritage.

Decision: Reject

Cultural heritage in hyper-local communities

Applicant: Absolutely Cultured Limited

Project Description: The project aims to set up two creative centres in two deprived areas of Hull: The Shires, Gipsyville and Peel Street, Spring Bank. It will deliver an arts based range of activities to engage those communities.

Decision: Reject

Our Story Our Heritage

Applicant: Caring and Sharing Rochdale

Project Description: To bring together people from different cultural backgrounds to learn and share ideas. Each week a different culture will be the focus, with topics including wedding ceremonies, greetings, celebration, significant people and cultural traditions.

Decision: Reject


Applicant: Happy Tears Foundation

Project Description: Happy Tears Foundation (HTF) requests funding to provide emergency food parcels to isolated and vulnerable people in Bradford, West Yorkshire, who have been hardest hit by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Decision: Reject



Project Description: The two-week project will carry out repair works to the Church of the Good Shephard in the village of Burradon, Tyne-and-Wear.

Decision: Reject

Neurodiversity through the ages

Applicant: The Faraway CIC

Project Description: A one-year project to explore neurodiversity throughout human history and produce banners showcasing the research.

Decision: Award Grant of £6,000 (100%)

'Twelfth Night' at Carlisle Cathedral

Applicant: Whistling Crew Productions CIC

Project Description: To host a reimagined production of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' play in Carlisle Cathedral.

Decision: Reject

The Vermilion Giant

Applicant: Whitley Bay Big Local

Project Description: To restore a Grade II listed heritage asset in the community, to give it a sustainable future.

Decision: Reject