Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of National Lottery Heritage Fund East of England on 28 March 2019
Grants for Places of Worship
Making critical repairs to All Saints Church, Houghton Regis; engaging people in their exceptional heritage
This project will undertake urgent repairs and create a Heritage Zone in the church. Activities include school sessions and an exhibition developed by the local History Society. Volunteers will be recruited and trained to provide tours to attract new visitors and enable an increase in opening hours.
Decision: Award grant of £224,300 (73%)
Martham: Preparing the Future - Preserving the best of the past
Carry put high level repairs and replace water good of this Grade I listed church. A range of activities will engage people with the heritage of the Church including church guides, website and display boards.
Applicant: PCC of Martham Church, Great Yarmouth
Decision: Award grant of £220,000 (78%)
Wingfield Church Suffolk Wall & Buttress & Floor Repairs & Heritage & Community Events
Carry out repairs to the walls, tower and pew floorboards within a Grade I listed church and arrange parallel activities.
Applicant: Parochial Church Council of Wingfield
Kingston Church, Cambridgeshire - Heritage and Wall Paintings Interpretation and Education Project and Church Repair
Undertake repair and conservation work to address the urgent needs of the nave roof, plaster ceiling and late sixteenth/early seventeenth-century wall paintings, as well as interpreting the heritage of this Grade I listed church.
Applicant: The Church of All Saints and St Andrew Kingston
Upskilling Volunteers to provide a Heritage focused Wild Welcome at Essex Wildlife Trust visitor centres
To deliver a training programme to enable 55 volunteers to become welcomers at ten of Essex Wildlife Trust's visitor centres, offering information to visitors on the sites' natural, historic and physical heritage.
Applicant: Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT)
Four-spotted Moth on East Anglian Chalk
To conserve the nationally scarce Four-spotted Moth (a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan) by working with landowners, volunteers and Local Highways Authorities to monitor and improve a network of 16 known habitats across Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
Applicant: Butterfly Conservation
Experiencing Ickworth Uncovered
This project aims to capitalise on a phase of urgent structural repair and conservation works and associated art installation to better engage with audiences and to better tell the story of the art and architecture re-presenting the house during the works, improving access, interpretation and opportunities for volunteering, learning and training.
Applicant: The National Trust
Decision: Award grant of £85,000 (43%)
Welwyn Garden City - Live, Work, Play, the final phase - 1970 to 2000
In the lead up to Welwyn Garden City's centenary in 2020, record the memories of the town's residents between 1970-2000. Includes volunteering, exhibition, book, dvd.
Applicant: Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust
The Great English Earthquake of 1884
Improve access to the grade I listed church through levelling floors, electrical work and installation of a hearing loop. Activities will engage volunteers and residents in research, talks and tours relating to the built, archaeological and social heritage of the church and village, as well as producing physical and digital interpretation.
Applicant: St Mary the Virgin, Peldon, PCC
Southend High School for Boys - digitalise the hard archive
The project will begin to digitise the archive and make it available as a learning resource for the school and community, with a specific focus on - SHSB and WW1. Includes heritage resource for curriculum development, exhibition and performance.
Applicant: Old Southendian Association
The Parish Church of St. Mary, Newbourne, Suffolk - Chancel & Nave Roof Repairs
Repairs to fabric of Grade I church with a focus on the roof; and parallel activities.
Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of Newbourne
Heritage Discovery at Pishiobury Park
Explore the prehistoric heritage of Pishiobury Park through archaeology work and share the story of the site through new interpretation. A range of opportunities for volunteers to participate in hands-on heritage activities and develop skills. Improving access to areas of the park will open the site up to new audiences and the proposed archaeological research will uncover its heritage.
Applicant: East Hertfordshire District Council
Decision: Award grant of £85,300 (81%)
The Millfield Link
Using the Link Road mural as a focus, the project will explore Peterborough's history of social integration by involving the community in researching and creatively interpreting the heritage of their local area. Activities offer focused skills development and volunteering opportunities.
Applicant: Vivacity Culture and Leisure
Decision: Award grant of £44,900 (57%)
Norfolk Windmills Trust: Securing a More Sustainable Future for Norfolk's Mills
The project will employ a Project Officer, up to three consultants and gain support from an HLF Mentor to carry out a Portfolio review, Governance Review and produce a ten year Business Plan for six key sites.
Applicant: Norfolk Windmills Trust
What's Under Our Feet? Community archaeology at Welwyn Roman Baths
Actively engage 20 young people aged 8-16 in archaeology, record and interpret heritage, enhance the skills and experience of museum staff and build connections with local communities.
Applicant: Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service
Decision: Award grant of £9,600 (86%)
Engaging Saffron Walden with the town's Battle Ditches
Project to improve historical interpretation for two of Saffron Walden's landmarks: The 'Battle Ditch', which once enclosed the medieval town area and glacial boulders collected by a 19thC naturalist. Workshop and talks.
Applicant: Saffron Walden Heritage Development Community Association
Decision: Award grant of £9,800 (100%)
Women we want to be-local heroes who changed our world
The Council's Cultural Development Team will work with Chelmsford Museum and Museum of Power to deliver this project for participants from local Guide packs and a group supported by Essex Multicultural Network to enable young women to research local women that may serve as role models.
Applicant: Essex County Council