England, London & South: delegated decisions March 2022

England, London & South: delegated decisions March 2022

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of Investment, London and South Area in 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


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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject  

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.

Decision: Reject

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%)


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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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

Applicant: digital-works

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject  

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. 

Decision: Reject

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. 

Decision: Reject

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 

Decision: Reject 

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. 

Decision: Reject

Project Title: St Pauls Roof Gutters 

Applicant: Dorcan Church Swindon 

Project description: To preserve the building by removing and replacing the existing guttering.

Decision: Reject

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. 

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject  

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. 

Decision: Reject

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%