England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions February 2022

England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions February 2022

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East in February 2022.

17 February 2022

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Rural Forgotten Skills

Applicant: Staffordshire Care Farming Development CIC

Project description: To deliver 20 rural heritage crafts workshops and events, for the WELLIES project, a therapeutic service for adults with mental health issues.

Grant Request: £10,000 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £10,000 (100%)

Inner City in a Suitcase

Applicant: Athac

Project description: To support eight neurodiverse people to explore three heritage sites in inner city Birmingham with local historians, and collect memories of diverse communities. Participants will then create four suitcases for an accessible touring exhibition, interpreting their findings of each place through audio, object handling, easy read text and BSL support. 

Grant Request: £9,995 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,995 (100%)

Feasibility Study for a Heritage Centre at Butterley Ironworks

Applicant: The Butterley Ironworks Trust

Project description: To undertake a comprehensive Feasibility Study to inform the creation of a new Heritage Centre in a currently derelict building on the site of the historic Butterley Engineering Works in Ripley, Derbyshire.

Grant Request: £10,000 (30%)

Decision: Award Grant £10,000 (30%)

Radical Essex - heritage commission, exhibitions and publication

Applicant: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Project description: This project in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, will use art, creative workshops, exhibitions and a book publication to present interpretations of local heritage relevant to under-served communities.

Grant Request: £79,237 (66%)

Decision: Reject

Saving the Herefordshire Hoard

Applicant: Herefordshire Council

Project description: To share the heritage of Herefordshire Viking Hoard. It primarily takes place at the Museum Resource & Learning Centre in Hereford.

Grant Request: £34,640 (97%)

Decision: Reject

Restoring the Wendover Canal at Little Tring

Applicant: The Wendover Arm Trust

Project description: To restore and rewater a section of the Wendover Canal near to Tring, Hertfordshire, provide improvement to the local ecology, and engage local communities with heritage through a scheme of associated activities and interpretation.

Grant Request: £249,900 (100%)

Decision: Reject

MILE CROSS 100 – celebrating the centenary of England's oldest purpose-built social housing estate


Project description: To engage residents of Mile Cross in Norwich in a programme of activities and events celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the historically significant social housing estate. 

Grant Request: £99,804 (78%)

Decision: Award Grant £99,804 (78%)

St Edith's Church Pinnacle Project

Applicant: St Edith's Church, Monks Kirby

Project description: To repair four pinnacles and weather vanes on the tower at St Ediths church in Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, and deliver engagement activities to attract new audiences.

Grant Request: £59,299 (70%)

Decision: Award Grant £59,299 (70%)

Nene Valley 5000: Growing through History

Applicant: Rockingham Forest Trust

Project description: To engage disadvantaged groups in the settlement history of Stanwick Lakes in Northamptonshire and increase wellbeing

Grant Request: £250,000 (94%)

Decision: Award Grant £250,000 (94%)

Jacob Wainwright – Shedding Light on a Misunderstood Individual

Applicant: Belong Nottingham

Project description: To enable a group of volunteers to undertake training, carry out research and produce material for use in a wider educational programme, that will contribute to the wider Black History understanding in Nottingham.

Grant Request: £86,855 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £86,855 (100%)

Southend Historical Society Conference

Applicant: Blade Education

Project description: To put on a three day Conference that wants to address the question of 'how does the historical legacy of our town become the jewel of our new city?'

Grant Request: £9,924 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Hand Earth Gesture Return – Sustainable Public Art for Coventry and Warwickshire

Applicant: Pangaea Sculptors' Centre Community Interest Company

Project description: To engage communities in Coventry and Warwickshire with cultural traditions and craft techniques relating to straw, clay and earth, to co-develop a public artwork. The project will connect UK artists with an artist from India.

Grant Request: £30,305 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Whittlesey Heritage Centre

Applicant: Whittlesey Town Council

Project description: To build a new Heritage Centre on the edge of Kings Dyke Nature Reserve in Whittlesey, a Fenland market town located near Peterborough.

Grant Request: £244,000 (28%)

Decision: Reject

The Generator Loughborough

Applicant: The Generator Loughborough CIC

Project description: To restore the Generator Hall into a useable and accessible condition, as well as delivering an activity plan researching and displaying the history of the hall.

Grant Request: £250,000 (10%)

Decision: Defer

The 'Spitfire' Heritage Project for Young People

Applicant: Midland Actors Theatre

Project description: To recruit young people to research local spitfire heritage and support them to disseminate their findings.

Grant Request: £41,406 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £41,406 (100%)

Allington Village Cross Conservation

Applicant: Allington Parish Council

Project description: To carry out restoration works to its Grade II Listed Village Cross, which stands at the centre of the village in the same position as its Medieval predecessor.

Grant Request: £10,000 (40%)

Decision: Reject

Kashmiri Heritage – Our Identity!

Applicant: One stop advice & training centre

Project description: This project, taking place in Luton, aims to recruit 10–15 local young people to research Kashmiri traditions, interview 'successful' members of the local Kashmiri community, and create digital and offline content to present aspects of Kashmiri culture via radio and a final celebration event.

Grant Request: £37,930 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £37,930 (100%)

18 February 2022

Grant Increase Applications

Rescuing and Restoring Sudbury Gasworks

Applicant: Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust Ltd

Decision:  Award Grant Increase of £219,500 to make a total grant of £1,597,300 73%