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%)
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
Lowestoft Journal conservation and digitisation project
To digitise the collection of the Lowestoft Journals held by the Civic Society.
Applicant: Lowestoft Civic Society
The St James Church Quinquennial Project
Repairs to Grade I listed church, creating a learning pack and volunteer recruitment.
Applicant: St James Church, Southrepps
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
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%)