England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions 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
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%)
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%)
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%)
MILE CROSS 100 – celebrating the centenary of England's oldest purpose-built social housing estate
Applicant: THE COMMON LOT
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%)
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%)
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%)
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%)
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%)
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%