England, London & South: delegated decisions March 2022
9 March 2022
Project Title: Meke UK
Applicant: Marama Alliance UK
Project description: Engage with the local diverse ethnic community to be involved in their heritage and reach out to a wider range of people. Professionally produce audio-visual recordings of the Meke performances and make them available on the MAUK YouTube channel.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)
Project Title: Uprooted
Applicant: ONCE UPON A TIME 50 YEARS AGO LTD
Project description: Tell the stories of three groups of volunteers who helped at camps in the UK for refugees caught up in the expulsion order from Uganda in 1972.
Project Title: British Brazilian Brent - Weaving our History in a quilt
Applicant: Clube dos Brasileirinhos
Project description: Deliver Brazilian cultural heritage education through native art form, engaging 56 children and 15 parents.
Decision: Award grant of £9,990 (50%)
Project Title: Sunah's South Asian Cooking Lessons
Applicant: Sunah’s Crisis Team CIC
Project description: Connect people with their Desi cooking heritage (British South Asian food culture) in homes.
Project Title: A Legacy for Lullingstone
Applicant: Lullingstone Estates Limited
Project description: To set out a sustainable and resilient plan for the future of the natural and built heritage at Lullingstone which includes ten listed buildings and the World Garden.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)
Project Title: Snakes & Ladders, Stories of Survival in Times of Turmoil
Applicant: Unique Community Charity
Project description: Based on stories gathered from across the London Borough, Brent Youth Theatre will produce an original musical, a short animation and a comic book.
Project Title: The Exeter Book Project (Phase 1)
Applicant: Jack Nicholas Dean Ltd
Project description: A community project using the performing arts, including a new community choir, to tell the story of the Exeter Book in a performance piece at Exeter Cathedral.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)
Project Title: Untold Edmonton
Applicant: Enfield Council
Project description: Discover and celebrate the stories of Untold Edmonton: identity heritage, empower local voices and connect residents to their shared heritage.
Decision: Award grant of £248,500 (88%)
Project Title: Tales of Chelston, by Taleblazers
Applicant: Taleblazers Community Interest Company
Project description: Capture the memories and stories of people living in Chelston, a historic urban area of Torquay.
Project Title: Portslade time travellers - get into history
Applicant: Fresh Start Portslade
Project description: Celebrate Hannah Brackenbury (the founder of a school in Portslade) by running open days at the medieval manor to engage people in local history, marking the 75 anniversary of the park and running a series of introduction to history events.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (95%)
Project Title: ST JOHN'S ORGAN CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION PROJECT
Applicant: Parochial Church Council of Swarraton & Northington
Project description: Conserve a Victorian organ and engage the wider community in its history and the building where it sits.
Decision: Award grant of £95,540 (56%)
Project Title: Catford Heritage Discovery Project
Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Laurence, Catford
Project description: To engage 80-100 people of all ages on a local history project and to gain an appreciation of each other’s diverse backgrounds.
Decision: Award grant of £5,750 (47%)
Project Title: The Tank Museum - Online Video Expansion
Applicant: The Tank Museum Limited
Project description: Expand the Tank Museum's online video offer to more than double the current audience of 400,000 per month to reach approximately 1million users per month.
Decision: Award grant of £100,000 (44%)
Project Title: Preserving our Heritage: Community Project For All
Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Lavant
Project description: Provide a new and improved disabled access in the south porch. Provide more lighting and clearer signs. Repair the dangerous bell. Open up a permanent exhibition of the marble statue of Lady May.
Decision: Award grant of £73,200 (62%)
Project Title: Kerdroya; the Living Lexicon of Cornish Hedging
Applicant: Golden Tree Productions CIC
Project description: To secure the future of Cornish Hedges unprotected heritage assets. It will create 'Kerdroya', a visitor destination showcasing 12 distinctive regional hedging styles with over 400m of Cornish hedging in a single site.
Decision: Award grant of £181,640 (72%)
Project Title: My Heritage and Identity
Applicant: Let’s Unite for Autism Limited
Project description: Engage children in the protection, promotion and transmission of all forms of heritage and to promote their active participation in cultural life by creating a shared sense of belonging and ownership.
Project Title: An exercise in Scale
Applicant: Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Project description: DMAC will explore the collection from many different aspects involving academics, artists, institutions and local communities. It will research the lives of the local models the artist used, trace their descendants and work with Peter Brathwaite (Black Portraiture Revisited) to create new versions of some of the Brangwyn works, using contemporary people and artefacts.
Decision: Award grant of £53,005 (61%)
Project Title: AoHE sustainable skills network
Applicant: Association of heritage engineers Limited
Project description: Inspire and inform people about the opportunities within the heritage skills sector.
Project Title: 2022 Medieval Festival Community Parade
Applicant: Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
Project description: Involve at least six new groups in the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival Parade, which is part of the 2022 Tewkesbury Medieval Festival. The new groups include local primary schools.
Decision: Award grant of £4,000 (100%)
Project Title: Perins well-being garden
Applicant: The Perins MAT
Project description: Create a well-being garden from some waste ground behind a school building that will serve as an educational space to learn about growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers in a sustainable and ecologically friendly way.
Project Title: Compton Bassett History Archive
Applicant: Compton Bassett Parish Council
Project Description: Establish a website to showcase and share the history and compiled archive of Compton Bassett.
Project Title: Silenced voices speak: Black and migrant women's travels through immigration and criminal justice
Applicant: Hibiscus Initiatives
Project description: Bring together historical research, individual stories, archives, film and photographs to tell the story of immigration and crime from the perspective of Black and migrant women held at HMP Holloway.
Decision: Award grant of £70,739 (100%)
Project Title: Phone Box Start ups
Applicant: Peter Wheeler
Project description: Convert a phone box into a usable multi-use space and offer it to both young/disadvantaged people in the community with business ideas.
Project Title: The Travelling Museum Of Communities
Applicant: Plymouth City Council
Project description: An 18 month activity project between 3 schools, researching heritage and stories relating to three Plymouth estates, to create a Travelling Museum of Communities.
Decision: Award grant of £37,674 (100%)
Project Title: Bridging the Gap - Building a Sustainable Future for Weymouth Museum
Applicant: Weymouth Museum Trust
Project description: A two and a half year project to help with the viability and long term future of Weymouth Museum, Dorset.
Decision: Award grant of £99,000 (72%)
Project Title: Restoration of turret clock at St Mary's Church Morchard Bishop
Applicant: Morchard Bishop Parish Council
Project description: Restore the turret clock of the church of St Mary the Virgin.
Project Title: Venture ArCH Programme
Applicant: Venture Community Association
Project description: Part of a three strand project to develop skills as well as gather stories, photos and documents about the local community history and collect oral histories.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)
Project Title: Throwing Light: An Oral History of cinemas in Kingston
Project description: Explore the history of cinemas and cinema workers in Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (77%)
Project Title: Marie In The Margins Workshop Tour
Applicant: ExploreTheArch theatre company
Project description: Educational workshop programme to engage primary-aged children in Sussex to connect with their national, regional & local heritage – both medieval & modern – through interactive musical, visual and written explorations of the cultural history of women & young people.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)
Project Title: Welcome In
Applicant: PCC of the Parish of St Paul with St Luke, Bow Common
Project description: Centred on St Paul’s, Bow Common (SPBC’s) heritage, this project seeks to break down perceived and physical barriers between the celebrant and worshippers.
Decision: Award grant of £49,998 (83%)
Project Title: 'Their Finest Hour': Crowdsourcing the public's heritage of the Second World War
Applicant: University of Oxford
Project description: Capturing the personal stories of the Second World War. Crowd-source memories and digitized objects related to individuals’ and communities’ experiences of the Second World War, with a focus on Britain and the Commonwealth.
Decision: Award grant of £239,109 (100%)
Project Title: Arundells - Fit for the Future
Applicant: The Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation
Project description: Develop and trial activities and events to open up the home of former Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath, to a wider, diverse audience.
Decision: Award grant of £99,901 (90%)
Project Title: The Courts show
Applicant: Lightbox Theatre Productions
Project description: Create a site-specific show that Lightbox Theatre will present in Bristol's grade II listed and semi-derelict Old Magistrates Courts before it is redeveloped into Creative Youth Network's newest creative hub.
Project Title: Music Heritage Trail - Croydon
Applicant: London Borough of Croydon
Project description: Create a music heritage trail celebrating venues, artists and events from Croydon.
Decision: Award grant of £225,000 (83%)
Project Title: 'PARCS Grows Everybody': The history and legacy of the Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service
Applicant: Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Project description: Recognise, record and co-produce an intergenerational, permanent archive and other digital outputs documenting the legacy of PARCS, a community-based organisation, to commemorate its 40th anniversary.
Decision: Award grant of £166,707 (100%)
Project Title: On Paper
Applicant: AiRing CIC
Project description: A community storytelling project about the Packington Estate; an inner London housing estate completed in 1968 and redeveloped between 2007 and 2019, with no visible trace left of the original six storey concrete blocks.
Decision: Award granted of £10,000 (46%)
Project Title: A Festival of St Thomas Stories
Applicant: Theatre Alibi
Project description: A production drawing on stories collected from the St Thomas heritage project.
Decision: Award grant of £26,594 (90%)
25 March 2022
Project Title: Brading Bell Restoration
Applicant: Brading Bell Funds
Project description: Rehang the bells, sympathetically retune and augment 10 bells and become a teaching centre for all local people and the wider Isle of Wight ringing community.
Project Title: 'From East to West': The Ugandan Asian Heritage in the U.K.
Applicant: Faith Matters
Project description: Develop an online website which will document the experiences of 25 arrivals from Uganda into the UK in August 1972. This oral history project will develop audio and video assets for the site. It will look at the experiences in the first 24 months of settlement into the U.K.
Decision: Award grant of £140,450
Project Title: CARGO Classroom development 2022 - 2023
Applicant: CARGO Movement Ltd
Project description: Producing teaching resources that will trace a timeline from the ancient world to the present day, illuminating new stories about the leaders our conventional narratives have overlooked and exploring their active and deliberate contribution to our world as we know it today.
Project Title: Restoring our Heritage Bells - St John's Piddinghoe. Our Bells & Our Future; a legacy of community and music
Applicant: St John the Evangelist, Piddinghoe
Project description: The project will restore, conserve and rehouse the original bells in St John’s church, whilst ensuring that our cultural and religious legacy is entrusted and shared with the local and regional community.
Decision: Award grant of £34,045
Project Title: Millpool Methodism and Memories
Applicant: Millpool Methodist Church
Project description: To research, record and share the findings on village life over the past 150 years so that more people can learn about how the community has changed over time.
Project Title: The Imaginarium of Us 2022
Applicant: Burn the Curtain
Project description: The project will use the arts to help local communities connect more fully with their local heritage and with the natural world on their doorstep.
Decision: Award grant of £7,000
Project Title: Our Story - 200 years of the Methodists in Falmouth
Project description: To record the history and purpose of the building in an interesting and accessible way.
Applicant: Falmouth Methodist Church
Project Title: Keats & Kulture
Applicant: Kambani Arts
Project description: To exhibit contemporary African art alongside the Guildhall Art Gallery’s Victorian collection. Seven artists from Africa are set to take part.
Project Title: St Pauls Roof Gutters
Applicant: Dorcan Church Swindon
Project description: To preserve the building by removing and replacing the existing guttering.
Project Title: Securing the future of Brook Museum - engaging new audiences
Applicant: Wye Rural Museum Trust
Project description: Improve collections and conservation management to secure the future of the Trust’s heritage assets. Make them more accessible and engage with a broader range of audiences from the local community and Kent.
Decision: Award grant of £75,686
Project Title: Hawkley Bell Refurbishment Project
Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of Hawkley with Priors Dean
Project description: To repair and overhaul the bell installation at Hawkley Parish Church to address safety concerns.
Project Title: The Picasso of The Pier: celebrating the seaside world of Donald McGill
Applicant: The Fedora Group
Project description: To create a series of display panels interpreting McGill’s work and the genre in which he worked and exhibit them – along with original printing plates, artwork and ephemera. These will be accompanied by a series of family friendly drop-in print making workshops.
Decision: Award grant of £14,500
Project Title: K1 Britannia Heritage Centre
Applicant: The K1 Britannia Trust
Project description: To purchase the building the project currently rent.
Project Title: Homesteading at Spring Rise Community Gardens
Applicant: Local Sustainable CIC
Project description: Homesteading at Spring Rise Community Garden to provide a space where families and residents can engage in seasonal workshops and learning activities which explore heritage crafts and traditional techniques to live in more natural and sustainable ways.
Decision: Award grant of £9,960
Project Title: Civic horizons
Applicant: Unique Talent CIC
Project description: To provide advancement in the analytical skills, mental aptitude, integration, personal development and cultural awareness of young Londoners and connect them to their communities with the use of historical cultural tours to public spaces and the creation of short documentaries.
Grant change in percentage
Project Title: Sharing our Voices, using personal and public stories to explore the history of learning disability
Applicant: The Grace Eyre Foundation
Project description: Sharing Our Voices uses personal and public stories to explore the history of learning disability.
Recommendation: Agree a change in grant percentage from 73% to 76%
Decision: Agree a change in grant percentage from 73% to 76%