England, London & South: delegated decisions February 2022
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Project Title: Iron Age Round House
Applicant: Hermitage Parent Teacher Association
Project description: Build an Iron Age roundhouse in school grounds with the participation of school children and other local groups.
Project Title: In for a Penny - Black Britons in Business 200 Years Before Windrush
Applicant: Learn 2 Achieve Ltd.
Project description: Engage with young people from under-served ethnically diverse backgrounds to explore the lives of 3 Black Londoners from the past 200 years.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £80,951
Project Title: Heritage, Food and taboos: Myths and Gender inequality in Sub-Saharan cultures!
Applicant: Community Integration Project
Project description: Research and share rituals around food taboos in sub-Saharan communities. Support young people to begin conversations around the gender inequality some of these traditions foster.
Project Title: Orchard Blossom Day
Applicant: UK Orchard Network
Project description: Establish an Orchard Blossom Day supported by a new website aimed at the members of the UK Orchard Network.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,830
Project Title: Celebrating Eastside's Heritage - 30 years of nurturing youth creativity
Applicant: Eastside Educational Trust
Project description: Engage young people to explore the heritage of Eastside Educational Trust (EET). Working with EET alumni to create an exhibition of oral histories, film and memorabilia celebrating EET’s 30-year anniversary.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £71,952
Project Title: A Green Environment for an Ancient Building
Applicant: Emmanuel Parochial Church Council
Project description: Repair and refurbish the grounds of the church including the removal of stonework, footpath repairs, laying of pavement foundation and the resurfacing of flowerbed topsoil.
Project Title: Providence Chapel Heritage Project
Applicant: Providence Methodist Chapel
Project description: Create an exhibition of Dartmoor photographs by Chris Chapman, supporting a local young photographer and researching the site's history.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,647
Project Title: Footprints over the Moors
Applicant: Manaton and East Dartmoor Theatre
Project description: Explore the human impact on the landscape of Exmoor and Dartmoor by engaging young people and community groups.
Project Title: Nowruz Festival
Applicant: Community Barnet
Project description: To support the Nowruz Festival in March 2022, now in its third year. The festival will enable the wider community to learn and participate in Iranian, Afghan and Kurdish culture.
Project Title: Moreshet - Cultural Heritage Project
Applicant: Friends of Bnei Akiva
Project description: Engage young people in heritage and creative activities to learn about Jewish heritage in the UK.
Project Title: The Journey
Applicant: Cultural Media Enterprise
Project description: Explore and celebrate the heritage of Southampton's diverse ethnic communities by focussing on cultural habits, food, art, poetry and music, as well as the move from abroad.
Project Title: Wild in Brent
Applicant: LEAP London CIC
Project description: Create two wildflower gardens in two Brent schools engaging young people with natural heritage through workshops and events.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £37,240
Project Title: To Repair The Main South Facing Window At The Church Entrance
Applicant: The Methodist Church Ryde
Project description: To repair the Rose Room Window & Stonework in the Methodist Church, Ryde.
Project Title: 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII Visiting Bishop's Waltham
Applicant: Bishop's Waltham Society
Project description: To celebrate the 500-year anniversary of the signing of the treaty of Waltham. This will promote local Tudor history to a wider audience through engagement activities, including a weekend event in the palace grounds.
Project Title: St John Ambulance Cadets 2022 - an intergenerational oral history project
Applicant: St John Ambulance
Project description: Celebrating the Cadets' centenary year in 2022 by capturing the experience of Cadets from the 1940s to the present. Creating a permanent display at the Museum of the Order of St John, which will also be available online.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,997
Project Title: 150th anniversary of Gensing Gardens
Applicant: ATEAB Funds
Project description: To deliver a series of community-led activities to mark the 150th anniversary of Gensing Gardens in St Leonards-on-Sea (East Sussex). Bringing together different community groups into this under-used park through the framework of the town's annual ATownExploresABook22 (ATEAB) festival.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,640
Project Title: Local History Lives
Applicant: Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society
Project description: To promote wider digital accessibility of local history including; a Research Library comprising 150 research articles spanning the last 100 years; a Names Directory with 75,000 local records for places or family names; and Parish Registers dating back to 1594; all in one easily searchable place.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £7,500
Project Title: Rock's Diamond Year
Applicant: Aurora Metro Arts & Media Ltd.
Project description: Create a community archive and reference book documenting the beginnings of the electric blues in West London in the 1960s.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £18,008
Project Title: A history of Banbury Rugby Club
Applicant: Banbury Rugby Union Football Club
Project description: Explore the history of Banbury Rugby Football Club (BRUFC) through oral histories, an exhibition, film and a website.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,817
Project Title: Avalon Archaeology Park - Hands-On Heritage
Applicant: South West Heritage Trust
Project description: Improve access to the Avalon Archaeology Park and opening the site to the public for the first time. Creating a targeted programme of engagement activities aimed at improving wellbeing and learning.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £96,096
Project Title: Being There: memories of the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Project description: To record stories of Newham residents' memories of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,625
Project Title: 40 Years of INQUEST- Recording 4 decades of the family voice towards systemic change
Applicant: INQUEST Charitable Trust
Project description: To strengthen, digitise, preserve and share the archives of INQUEST, an organisation supporting bereaved families in campaigning for justice and systemic change following state-related deaths.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £100,000
Project Title: Re-imagining Surrey Historic Buildings Trust
Applicant: The Surrey Historic Buildings Trust
Project description: Supporting 26 heritage-at-risk sites in Surrey by increasing volunteer opportunities and digital engagement, as well as engaging new audiences with the Trust's sites.
Project Title: Mendoza Mania
Applicant: St Margaret's House
Project description: Uncover and share the story of Daniel Mendoza and his associated heritage through workshops, research trips, walks and talks, and artistic interpretations of his life and work.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £58,601
Project Title: Precarious spaces: Black entertainment venues in Wandsworth, 1950s-1970s
Applicant: Greenwich Leisure Limited
Project description: Record the history of Black residents’ memories and experiences of entertainment venues between 1950s – 1970s by working with elderly members of the Black community and young refugees.
Project Title: Olympics 2012 Legacy Songbook
Applicant: Newham Music Trust
Project description: Engage with children and young people from Newham around the legacy and impact of the 2012 Olympics to create original songs that will feature at a finale event.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £24,045
Project Title: Who Wants To Be An Olympian?
Applicant: Pakiki Theatre CIC
Project description: Explore the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games through activities. This includes engaging with community and sport clubs, an interactive theatre show and final analysis deposited in Stratford Local Studies Centre Archive.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £22,424
Project Title: A History of Amateur Dramatics in Partridge Green
Applicant: West Grinstead Local History Group
Project description: Research, preserve and make publicly available the history of amateur dramatics in Partridge Green, West Sussex, since its beginnings in the 1940s in the form of a book.
Project Title: SouthWestFest Heritage Project: Stories of Our Streets
Applicant: South Westminster Community Festival
Project description: Engage with residents in south Westminster to help them explore and share the history of their neighbourhoods. Activities include workshops and guided walks, resulting in a heritage trail.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,997
Project Title: The Legend of King Arthur: Place, Pilgrimage and the Pre-Raphaelites
Applicant: Falmouth Town Council
Project description: To deliver an engagement programme and digital platform to run alongside the touring exhibition, ‘The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story’ which would be installed at Falmouth Art Gallery.
Project Title: The Community and Industrial Heritage of Trinity Buoy Wharf and its Environs
Applicant: Thames Festival Trust
Project description: Investigate the changing and disappearing landscape in East London and to reflect on its industrial, social and historical past, focussing on oral history.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £96,261
Project Title: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) - Why Industrial Estates are cool
Applicant: The Community Brain CIC
Project description: Explore the industrial heritage on the Cox Lane Industrial Estate in Chessington, with a particular focus on the Gala Cosmetics business. Engaging with Kingston University and volunteers to produce a range of heritage outputs.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £70,005
Project Title: Through the Lens: Women Pioneers, Youth Social Action and Celebrating our Somali Community
Applicant: The Oxford House in Bethnal Green
Project description: Celebrate the history of social action of Oxford House since 1939 through the lens of three communities: women, young people and the Somali community. Includes a series of activities and exhibitions.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £248,292
Project Title: A HOMAGE TO TOURING PHYSICAL THEATRE - from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first century
Applicant: The Kosh
Project description: Create a film based on touring physical theatre between the years 1980-2010, which will be shared with a wider audience including a number of schools and universities.
Project Title: A Youth Arts Legacy - Young Artists, Social Change and Community Activism: 1982 - 2022
Applicant: Second Wave - Centre for Youth Arts
Project description: Record the work of the youth arts centre over the last 40 years with a focus on youth-centred community activism. Explore the social history and cultural heritage of Deptford and New Cross in South East London between 1982 and 2022.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £99,000
Project Title: The Fire Brigade Museum
Applicant: The Fire Brigade Museum Limited
Project description: A five-year project to establish a Fire Brigade Museum in Romsey, Hampshire, which tells the story of the UK Fire & Rescue Service, as well as preserving vehicles.
Project Title: Campaigning for accessible transport: Our history and our future
Applicant: Transport for All
Project description: Engage disabled people in creative arts and heritage activities to celebrate the applicant’s 40th anniversary. Focussing on their past campaigns and progress made in achieving accessible transport for d/deaf and disabled people.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £126,970
Project Title: Cliftonville Voices
Applicant: Cliftonville Cultural Space
Project description: To explore the life of Margate Synagogue and the social history of the surrounding area. Activities will include recording the oral histories of 20 local people, historical research, an exhibition and online content.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £30,450
Project Title: Heritage nature trail and associated equipment
Applicant: Willsbridge Mill Community Refresh (CIC)
Project description: To create a history and nature trail for the Willsbridge Mill site, install wildlife cameras, and purchase bat detectors and other equipment to support species surveys and events.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £4,067
Project Title: Voicing our Past
Applicant: Pavement Pounders CIC
Project description: Using the voices of local young people to narrate and record/re-record the existing archive of histories, focussing on the childhood experiences of those living in Dover, Folkstone, Margate and Ramsgate during the Second World War.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,863
Project Title: Complementary Programming- Silver Exhibition
Applicant: Portsmouth City Council
Project description: Deliver a programme of activities and events to support an upcoming exhibition showcasing the civic silver, which would be on public display for the first time since the collection began in the 1500s.
Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £34,500