England, London & South: delegated decisions April 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of Engagement, London & South, on 14 April 2021.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Women of Words Dorset

Applicant: Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre

Project description: 'Women of Words Dorset' will contribute to redressing the imbalance of female voices absent in history.

Decision: Award grant of £10,000

Windrush Legacy Book

Applicant: Enfield Caribbean Association

Project description: To produce a Windrush legacy book, a series of filmed interviews, and a photographic exhibition to commemorate the Windrush generation.

Decision: Award grant of £9,900

Global Histories

Applicant: World Education Berkshire

Project description: To work with a group of ten history teachers in Reading to develop projects to ensure that schools give a contextualised understanding of British history which includes pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial African and South Asian history.

Decision: Award grant of £9,900

Heritage Restoration/Congo Great Lakes Initiative

Applicant: Congo Great Lakes Initiative (CGLI)

Project description: To work with volunteers to create and manage a formal collection for the organisation.

Decision: Award grant of £9,100

Think Global Live Local: 21 Voices

Applicant: West London Film and Media CIC

Project description: A series of projects that bring together different generations, different communities and their history.

Decision: Reject

Ancient Yew Tree Preservations

Applicant: All Saints PCC Farringdon, Hampshire

Project description: The ancient yew tree in All Saints churchyard in Farringdon is, according to one of the UK’s leading arboriculturists, “one of the most important trees in the country”. The project will involve regenerating the compacted earth beneath the tree.

Decision: Reject

Extending St Michael's to the wider community

Applicant: St Michael's Stanton Harcourt

Project description: To make the church building and the churchyard more welcoming and relevant to the village community and visitors.

Decision: Reject

Gurkha messing facility

Applicant: British Army

Project description: To build a Gurkha messing facility on camp at Worthy Down. It will be a series of basic huts containing cooking facilities, basins, seating and lighting.

Decision: Reject

Playground of Possibilities

Applicant: BIGKID Foundation

Project description: Launching in April, 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance, a community-initiated cultural programme will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Brixton Uprisings.

Decision: Award grant of £10,000

Restoration of the Historic Sweetland Organ

Applicant: St Mary's Church Kingswood

Project description: To carry out the first ever full restoration and conservation of the William Sweetland organ built and installed in the Kingswood village church in 1868.

Decision: Reject

Studio Salvage - Supporting London’s Creative Community

Applicant: Studio Salvage CIC

Project description: Supporting London-based creatives from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds with a strong focus on those from further under-represented and under-served communities such as creatives from BAME & LGBTQIA+ communities and creatives with disabilities.

Decision: Reject

St. Edmund’s RC Primary: Proud History, Bright Future

Applicant: St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School

Project description: To restore pride in the local area, with a renewed focus on the school's values, after a period of uncertainty and change.

Decision: Award grant of £10,000

The Via Francigena Extension

Applicant: Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome

Project description: To get people back outside, to learn about the heritage of their area, and to help boost local economies, especially in the off-season, by the creation of a unified and well developed walking and cycling route from central London to Canterbury.

Decision: Reject

Restoration of Listed Porch

Applicant: Inkpen Pre and Primary School

Project description: Inkpen Primary school is in a school house which dates back to 1877 when it was built for the local estate workers' children. The old part of the school is listed and the porch, which is the fire exit and exit to the school garden, would be restored.

Decision: Reject

Visible People, Visible Places

Applicant: Bloomsbury Festival

Project description: The focus is on participation of residents of Bangladeshi origin in Bloomsbury who, with their neighbours, will research and display the history of Bangladeshi people's arrival in the area from 1960s onwards.

Decision: Award grant of £38,000

Celebrating the Deaf Academy's Heritage

Applicant: PaddleBoat Theatre CIC

Project description: Students will create a film, filmed by a D/deaf filmmaker and a published book co-created with a D/deaf illustrator. A public exhibition will be held at the Academy and resources will be widely shared online and via social media channels.

Decision: Award grant of £75,800

Soho Poly Theatre: Supporting Future Generations

Applicant: University of Westminster

Project description: To recover, preserve and disseminate the intangible heritage of the Soho Poly, one of the most important alternative theatre venues of the post-war period.

Decision: Award grant of £88,300

'All the Fun of the Fair' - the Heritage of Mitcham Status Fair

Applicant: Digital Drama

Project description: To look at the role of fairgrounds in society and the variety of entertainments on offer over the years. With 30 volunteers, this project will record the 30 new oral histories of showmen and fair-goers to be preserved for future generations.

Decision: Award grant of £67,400

The Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF) in WWII

Applicant: Learning Through the Arts CIC

Project description: This project is about inclusion. It seeks to bring recognition to contributions and sacrifices made by African colonial soldiers as part of the British Empire during WWII.

Decision: Award grant of £54,000

St Just Ordinalia 2021

Applicant: St Just and District Trust CIO

Project description: To perform, in September 2021, large-scale community productions of all three Cornish ‘Ordinalia’ mystery plays in their original outdoor setting: St Just's Plen-an-Gwari - an ancient monument and the oldest working theatre space in Britain.

Decision: Award grant of £15,000

BRLSI 2.0 - building on generations of Bath collectors and inspirations

Applicant: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

Project description: The digital powered revitalisation of the Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution.

Decision: Award grant of £90,800

Celebrating Sephardic culture - focussing on the tradition of Hamin, a festive celebration food

Applicant: Chazak Ltd

Project description: This project will explore new ways of opening to the public including innovative socially distanced events, developing digital materials and online workshops for Chazak's BAME community.

Decision: Award grant of £62,600

Protest and Progress 21/23: stories from industrial Oxford

Applicant: Film Oxford

Project description: Young people, facing considerable economic and social barriers to opportunity, will work with a heritage tutor and digital artist to produce responses to photographs, film, sound archive, artefacts around three areas: Migration to Industrial Oxford; Women and Trades Unions and the Pergamon Press strike.

Decision: Award grant of £58,200

G7 Kernow - Cultural Programme

Applicant: Cornwall Council

Project description: G7 Kernow’s Cultural Programme will be an opportunity to promote the UK’s world-class creative industries and heritage to a global audience through a programme of activity in the country’s leading creative rural region.

Decision: Award grant of £149,200

Poet on the High Street: a community heritage project for Winchester

Applicant: Winchester Poetry Festival

Project description: A community heritage poet-in-residence programme, running from May to November 2021.

Decision: Award grant of £9,100

The Road Less Travelled: Ten Heritage Walks in Bath

Applicant: Bath Industrial Heritage Trust

Project description: To engage residents in ten districts of Bath in the creation of heritage walks, through research, personal contribution and oral history recordings. The walks will be presented in printed and downloadable form.

Decision: Reject

Southwark Young People Skills & Jobs Programme

Applicant: Southwark Dynamos Football Club

Project description: Southwark Young People Skills & Jobs Programme focuses on restoring confidence among young people to create skills they can take into the working world and become a success in their community.

Decision: Reject

The Common Room

Applicant: The Age of No Retirement CIC

Project description: The Common Room (TCR) is an innovative service model available to communities across the UK via supported licence.

Decision: Reject 

Conserving the heritage of St Day and providing a community facility

Applicant: St Day Old Church

Project description: To ensure that the significant heritage importance of St Day Old Church (abandoned in the 1950s and without a roof) can be maintained.

Decision: Award change in percentage from 52% to 54%

From Victorian Gap Year to Community Hub: Heritage and Community at Oxford House 

Applicant: The Oxford House in Bethnal Green

Project description: Showcasing the hidden stories and strands of community life since 1884 and interpreting this history in a range of formats that will be widely accessible, within the House and beyond.

Decision: Award change in percentage from 51% to 54%

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