East of England: delegated decisions February 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, East of England on 26 February 2019

Grants for Places of Worship

Enabling one of Cambridge's oldest churches to become a hub for its newest developments

Urgent repair work to the Grade I listed church to make the building watertight and limit further deterioration.

The project will deliver an innovative programme of activities supported by strong partnerships with appropriate organisations, enabling schoolchildren to explore various STEM topics.

Applicant: St Andrew's Church, Cherry Hinton PCC


Decision: Award grant of £189,800 (64%)

The Parish Church of All Saints, Beighton, Norfolk: Nave roof repairs & interior improvements

Urgent repairs to the Grade I listed building alongside a programme of new work to install a toilet and kitchen, and an activity programme which will see the heritage better interpreted and shared with the local community and visitors.

Applicant: All Saints Church Beighton, Norfolk


Decision: Award grant of £221,000 (68%)


Our Heritage

Develop our church as a community and visitor centre supporting worship, heritage and the arts

Urgent repairs to the roof of Grade 1 listed, building at risk, install a kitchenette, and deliver creative and enjoyable activities to engage the local community with the history and heritage of the building and locality.

Applicant: Merton PCC St Peter


Decision: Award grant of £100,000 (68%)

Repair, restoration and future proofing of Gresham village's round tower medieval church and its heritage.

Project in Grade II* listed church would address damp identified in the latest Quinquennial report. Desirable non-urgent work is included.  Varied engagement proposals with input from Friends group

Applicant: All Saints Gresham PCC

North Norfolk

Decision: Reject

Lowestoft Journal conservation and digitisation project

To digitise the collection of the Lowestoft Journals held by the Civic Society.

Applicant: Lowestoft Civic Society


Decision: Reject

The St James Church Quinquennial Project

Repairs to Grade I listed church, creating a learning pack and volunteer recruitment.

Applicant: St James Church, Southrepps

North Norfolk

Decision: Reject

Restoration of Bell Frame and Bell Tower - St Nicholas Church

Repair the church tower and install a new bell-frame alongside provision of safe access ladders.

Applicant: Church of St Nicholas, Tolleshunt D'Arcy


Decision: Reject

Museums and Teenage Wellbeing

Support the mental health of young people aged 14–18 through engagement with the collections at six Hertfordshire museums (Watford, Royston, North Herts, St Albans, Stevenage and Welwyn Hatfield).

Applicant: Hertfordshire County Council

East Hertfordshire

Decision: Award grant of £55,300 (96%)

Raising the Roof on All Saints church

Replace the thatched roof on the Grade 1 at risk building. The project will also offer a range of new interpretation and activities.

Applicant: Old Buckenham PCC


Decision: Award grant of £95,700 (70%)

Restoring Henslow's Bells

To bring a peal of bells, in poor condition, within an important Grade I listed church building, back into use.

Efforts have been made to engage specific groups within the community and, through working with Museum of East Anglian Life, the applicant aims to reach wide audiences with a high quality exhibition.

Applicant: The Friends Of All Saints Church Hitcham


Decision: Reject

Voices from the Pews

Urgent repairs to the roof structure of this Grade 1 listed church, along with community projects

Applicant: PCC of St Nicholas Church, Castle Hedingham


Decision: Reject

Reptiles in your neighbourhood

Cross-territory project aims to promote good conservation practice and provide people with skills to undertake data recording to address limited information and declining populations of the four most common reptile species native to the UK.

Applicant: The Froglife Trust


Decision: Reject

James Ward: The Greatest Animal Painter of his Time

Celebrating the artist’s life and work and commemorating 250 years since his birth. Work with volunteers and the local community to explore Ward’s life and work through a number of ways, including art classes, family activities, health and wellbeing initiatives and an exhibition at the museum with loans from the Tate, and Fitzwilliam Museum.

Applicant: Lowewood Museum (Epping Forest District Council)


Decision: Award grant of £70,000 (100%)

Crime and Punishment in Victorian Kings Lynn 2

To bring the heritage of crime and punishment in Victorian Kings Lynn to life through dramatic performances which are likely to engage the public. Young people will be involved in the planning and delivery of these performances.

Applicant: Springboard East

King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Decision: Reject

Chorleywood House Estate: Past, Present & Future

Restore habitat quality, whilst enhancing parkland views and supporting traditional management techniques, such as grazing. Visitors will be able to engage with the site’s heritage through improvements to the onsite Interpretation and the creation of an online archive.  Volunteering opportunities

Applicant: Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers

Decision: Reject

Sharing Cultures – Exploring Our Museum

Aims to put local people at the heart of opening-up stories about the Museum's collections relating to world. Through local partnerships with Access Migrant Support, Rosmini Centre and College of West Anglia, the museum will offer co-creation opportunities, volunteer recruitment, development and training and a sustainable outreach programme. These activities will be aimed at specific migrant communities as well as reaching non-visitors within our immediate locality.

Applicant: Wisbech & Fenland Museum


Decision: Award grant of £92,500 (100%)

Norwich UNESCO City of Literature: Children's Archive

To establish an online virtual archive relating to Norwich's literary heritage. The project engages with young people, in particular UEA undergraduate students, in archival research and delivery of workshop and learning activities to school children and wider audiences.

Applicant: National Centre for Writing


Decision: Reject

Looking to the past to inform our future' - Celebrating our Hospitals' Heritage

Preservation, archiving and display of heritage artefacts through the creation of an accessible archive facility, training for volunteers and a programme of public engagement.  Activities will take place across hospital sites including PCH and Hinchingbrooke.

Applicant: North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Decision: Award grant of £58,000 (100%)

Inspiring Students - using our advertising heritage to enhance education

To use their archives to deliver a 2 year project to create an educational resource/programme for students across a range of academic subjects

Applicant: History of Advertising Trust

South Norfolk

Decision: Reject

Safeguarding the structure of our Grade 2 listed church building for future generations

To replace the damaged lime plaster in the ceiling of the Church chancel to allow reopening of that section of the church for community events. 

Applicant: All Saints Church, Semer


Decision: Reject

St Catherine's East Tilbury - Exploring heritage and stonework restoration

Restoration and conservation work to five 12th century stone windows and repointing of the North flint rubble wall, interpretation boards to the churchyard, workshops and activities.

Applicant: The PCC of East and West Tilbury and Linford


Decision: Reject

Norfolk Crime and Punishment - then and now

The project will involve 10 young people with complex needs students aged 16+ from Pathways Community College, and 30 young people aged 9-10 from Wicklewood Primary School, both located in Wymondham, to explore the heritage of crime and punishment in Norfolk. Wymondham Heritage will provide support the project by hosting the exhibition and through the involvement of volunteers.

Applicant: ERM CIC

South Norfolk

Decision: Award grant of £35,600 (100%)

Denham St. John Church Suffolk Roof Wall & Window Repairs & Heritage & Community Events

To carry out urgent repairs and to deliver activities to engage the local community with the heritage of the Grade II* church

Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of Denham

Mid Suffolk

Decision: Reject

Restoring Toot Hill Motte & Bailey

To restore the condition and enhance the accessibility of Toot Hill Motte and Bailey castle in Pirton, North Hertfordshire, a scheduled ancient monument that has been in existence since 12th Century AD.

Applicant: Pirton Bury Trust

North Hertfordshire

Decision: Reject

As the Children Grow the Trees Grow

Inter-generational project to engage schools and volunteers in exploring the heritage of The Highfield Oval former children’s home.

Applicant: Wholehearted Childhood

St Albans

Decision: Reject

Saving the East Window.

Repairs to the Victorian East window of the Grade I listed church, and provide activities to engage the community and local primary school

Applicant: All Saints Sudbury with Ballingdon and Brundon


Decision: Reject

Homersfield Church Chancel & Nave Roof & Tower Wall Repairs & Heritage & Community Events

To carry out repairs to the tower and roof of a Grade II* listed church, and provide activities to engage the local community.

Applicant: Homersfield Parochial Church Council

Suffolk Coastal

Decision: Reject

LIGHT AND ENLIGHTENMENT AT ANSTEY CHURCH: urgent window and porch repairs and illuminating our heritage

Urgent repairs to Grade 1 church and a range of activities and interpretation.

Applicant: Parochial Church Council of the Church of St George Anstey

East Hertfordshire

Decision: Reject

A History of the Impact of Voluntary and Community Services in Broxbourne

To research, record, interpret and display stories and memories associated with the community and charity sector in Broxbourne over the last 50 years.

Applicant: Community Voluntary Service Broxbourne and East Herts


Decision: Reject

Focus East: Making Britain’s most easterly point matter

To explore the heritage of the historic Ness area in Lowestoft, covering themes such as the fishing trade, aspects of seamanship, living conditions, flooding and slum clearance, through interpretation and activity at the site.

The proposals build upon various other initiatives currently being delivered to regenerate this area.

Applicant: Waveney District Council


Decision: Reject

Organ refurbishment and re-positioning with provision of kitchen facilities and disabled persons' lavatory

Restore and relocate an 1876 organ and install facilities within a Grade I listed church, providing space for community activities.

Applicant: All Saints Chelsworth


Decision: Reject

Thames Estuary Wrecks Education and Conservation Project (TEWEC)

To save the rapidly disappearing artefacts of The London - a 17th century warship that exploded and sank off of Southend-on-Sea while the crew were partying onboard, which is possibly the most important historically endangered shipwreck in the UK at this time.

Applicant: Blade Education


Decision: Reject

South Asian dance in the UK 2002-17: The Artists and Works

Digitise back issues of Pulse magazine, make content available online and publicise through a marketing plan and launch party.

Applicant: Kadam Asian Dance and Music Ltd


Decision: Reject

33 Arts - 40 Years of Creativity

Gather oral histories, catalogue and digitise Luton Community Arts Trust's archive, and provide workshops for students and young people.

Applicant: Luton Community Arts Trust Limited / 33 RPM Ltd


Decision: Reject

Revealing the Maritime Heritage of Leigh-on-Sea

This project will explore and interpret the heritage of Leigh-on-Sea and its port.

Applicant: Leigh Heritage Centre Ltd


Decision: Reject

St Clement’s: Years of history and place of peace in the heart of Cambridge

Undertake urgent repair work to the Grade II* Church of St Clements, in the centre of Cambridge, making it watertight. The project will also deliver a programme of activities and produce interpretation to share the heritage of the building with new audiences.

Applicant: St Clement's Cambridge


Decision: Award grant of £99,900 (69%)

Working together to recover the native oyster in Essex

An activity project complementing an externally-funded initiative restoring the native oyster within the Essex Marine Conservation Zone. Activities include information boards, an exhibition, a shell collection scheme, and programmes with schools, holiday parks, Essex Wildlife Trust, and at public events.

Applicant: Zoological Society of London


Decision: Reject

Resilient Heritage

Saffron Walden Museum - Preparing for Transformation into a more sustainable and wider-reaching museum service

Enable Saffron Walden Museum to undertake organisational development work to conduct audience research, improve fundraising capacity and consider options, feasibility and business planning for new development.

Applicant: Saffron Walden Museum


Decision: Award grant of £51,200 (84%)

Gainsborough’s House Diamond Project: Building resilience for another 60 years

To secure the expert advice, training and planning in fundraising, marketing, PR and social media. They will train staff and build audiences at a crucial time for Gainsborough House as it aims to promote interest in the centre, generate more income and strengthen the business plan.

Applicant: Gainsborough's House Society


Decision: Reject

The Shuttleworth Trust - filling the hole in the sum of its parts.

Deliver training in improved financial management, in audience research and visits to other heritage attractions will enable stakeholders to learn from examples of alternative business practice. A new Strategic Plan will be launched.

Applicant: Shuttleworth Trust

Central Bedfordshire

Decision: Award grant of £90,900 (90%)

Resilience is a State of Mind: Building Resilient Leadership for Heritage and Mental Health

To build the organisation's capacity by developing a new business plan and strengthen governance, skills and marketing and communications in order that it can continue to deliver partnership projects supporting heritage and mental health.

Applicant: The Restoration Trust

North Norfolk

Decision: Reject

Landguard Governance Review - Future Vision

To establish a shared strategy for the management of the heritage assets at Landguard Peninsula through the Landguard Heritage Group partnership. The proposal is the first phase of a two phase approach towards development of a sustainable model for the site and would focus on governance review, trustee/volunteer training and operational approaches of the partner organisations.

Applicant: Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk Coastal

Decision: Award grant of £43,200 (87%)

Dragon Hall: The Next Chapter

To enable the applicant to make better use of the heritage of Dragon Hall as an income generating space, and to better understand the historic fabric, its conservation needs and how it can be used in engaging with volunteers and audiences.

National Centre for Writing

Applicant: Norwich


Decision: Sharing Heritage

Sharing the Heritage of the 3 Citizens Advice Bureaus in Three Rivers

Six volunteers will interview past and present employees and collate documents for an album with five copies made available. Findings will be shared with eighty six current volunteers and with schools and community groups through talks and an AGM presentation.

Applicant: Citizens Advice Service in Three Rivers

Three Rivers

Decision: Reject

Slippers to Stilettos, and Everything Inbetween.

Support 15 disadvantaged women to research and create artistic responses to the heritage of Norwich's shoe industry from 1792, with a focus on the 20th Century. Participants will gather oral histories, attend research trips to confirmed venues, and contribute to a display in Kinda Kafe. Oral histories will be stored at NRO.

Applicant: ArtatWork CIC


Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)

Bradfield Woods Heritage

To engage vulnerable people with Bradfield Woods Nature Reserve through 8 workshops on coppicing, rake making using traditional tools, tree identification, wildlife spotting throughout seasons.  Activities will be delivered over 11 months for young carers, adult carers and adults recovering from mental illness

Findings will be recorded by participants in notebooks and shared through an exhibition, booklet, and online.

Applicant: Art Branches cic

St Edmundsbury

Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)

A Stitch in Time: Caring for Historic Places of Worship in the Diocese of Ely.

To provide four workshops delivered by professionals enabling existing and new volunteers to develop skills to better manage and maintain churches within the Diocese of Ely.

Applicant: Ely Diocesan Board of Finance

East Cambridgeshire

Decision: Award grant of £6,000 (92%)

Discover and explore the role of the Boys' Brigade in the D Day Landings 1944

To engage from Sawston Youth Group Boys Brigade through a series of trips exploring the Brigade's role in the D Day landings.

Applicant: Sawston Youth Group

South Cambridgeshire

Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (52%)

Chelmsford Carnival - The Untold Stories

Train five volunteers to gather oral histories and run three intergenerational events at local schools. Workshops will facilitate community groups to produce two films and an exhibition, displayed during Chelmsford Carnival. School children will perform a carnival re-enactment.

Applicant: Chelmsford Arts and Cultural Festival


Decision: Reject

Basketry Evolution

Engage 12 women from Leeway Refuge through 12 traditional decorative basket making sessions with the opportunity to exhibit work and support drop-in sessions at Norfolk Makers Festival.

Applicant: Withy Arts

Great Yarmouth

Decision: Reject

Parmiter's Heritage Archiving

To preserve the school’s archive collection by providing better storage materials and conditions in a new archive space in the school library. Digitisation, shared via school website, an interactive screen in the archive space, workshops and talks delivered by volunteers.

Applicant: Parmiter's School

Three Rivers

Decision: Reject

Celebrating 100 Years of the WI in Norfolk - Yarns & Threads podcast project

To enable the organisation's members to create over 100 minutes of oral history interviews about the Norfolk Federation of Women's Institute, to celebrate its centenary year. Recordings will be shared through a series of podcasts available via a free website, social media, a celebration event, USB sticks and local archives.

Applicant: Golden Triangle Girls WI


Decision: Award grant of £6,000 (100%)

Medieval style timber framing and repairs for volunteers

Deliver practical skill workshops to train the community to undertake work to improve the condition of this important historic building.  66 people will be trained in traditional repair techniques and use of traditional carpentry tools, as well as traditional woodland management.

Applicant: Orchard Barn Environmental Education Centre Community Interest Company (OBee CIC)

Mid Suffolk

Decision: Award grant of £9,900 (100%)


First World War: Then & Now

"Take thick with the light - we all come up together", George Stopher 1915

To produce a creative response to the Stopher Collection of letters, photographs and documents held in Ipswich Records Office.  Intergenerational group of WI members and Suffolk University students. Research and art workshops to produce stitched canvas pieces based on their research, which will be displayed alongside letters and photographs at a final exhibition.

Applicant: Lockarts


Decision: Award grant of £9,600 (100%)

The Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton Remembrance Trail

The project is to commemorate the soldiers from the parish who fell in WW1 - to make a Remembrance Space at Reymerston, and plaques, information boards and commemorative trees at each of the Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton churches

Applicant: Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton Parish Council


Decision: Award grant of £7,900 (100%)

Taking to the skies

Individuals at risk of social isolation will learn about the history of WW1 aircraft through visiting local aviation museum and academy, researching Norwich's contributions to aeroplane manufacture during the war, participate in aeroplane animation sessions or sessions creating replica model aircrafts.  Involves a school and a Men Shed group.

Applicant: ERM CIC


Decision: Award grant of £9,900 (100%)

Memories Carved In Stone

With support from staff, volunteers from disadvantaged communities in East Suffolk and South Norfolk will work with 100 secondary school students to research the lives of local WW1 soldiers.

Applicant: Access Community Trust


Decision: Award grant of £9,900 (100%)

Peace Comes To Thetford - The Forgotten Soldiers

Research and share information about the soldiers at the convalescent camp that later became Thetford Camp Military hospital.  Activities will engage wide audiences, including schoolchildren, Thetford U3A and Ancient House Museum's Teenage History Club, with opportunities for volunteers to develop skills. Street event and various outputs, including a permanent exhibition, trail and film.

Applicant: Leaping Hare CIC


Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (83%)