Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, London & South, on 4 December 2019 and 16 December 2019
National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £3,000 - £10,000, 4 December 2019
Applicant: The Cheltenham Trust
Project description: The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum will transform 10 traditional phone boxes in Cheltenham’s town centre into a creative platform for collating LGBTQ+ memories within the Gloucestershire area.
Decision: Award £9,400 (63%)
Rites of Way with Mr Hardy – audio journey through woodland around Thomas Hardy’s birthplace
Applicant: The Thomas Hardy Society
Project description: This project will create an audio journey using digital technology through the ancient woodland near Hardy's birthplace.
Decision: Award £10,000 (70%)
The Fisherman’s Lodges Oral History Project
Applicant: St Ives Archive
Project description: The Fisherman’s Lodges is an outreach oral history project which will engage with the fishing community in St Ives.
Decision: Award £10,000 (39%)
Applicant: Useful Productions
Project description: This project's aim is to explore and share the heritage of Cricklewood Broadway and its community stories in Brent.
Decision: Award £4,000 (53%)
The Pardner System and the Caribbean Community in Croydon from the 1950s Onwards
Applicant: Advice Support Knowledge Information
Project description: The project will explore the pardner money saving system in relation to Caribbean communities in Croydon from the 1950s onwards.
Decision: Award £10,000 (100%)
The Living Archive photo-zine project
Applicant: Magnum Photos
Project description: The Living Archive photo-zine project will invite participants to explore Magnum’s archive of photography to create a zine.
Decision: Award £10,000 (100%)
Gravesend Hidden History
Applicant: Blueprint: Film Foundation
Project description: This project will work with young people to develop a series of short films based on true stories from the town’s past.
Portsmouth Maritime Heritage Art Project
Project description: Portsmouth Maritime Heritage Art Project focuses on teaching young people about local artists from the past who devoted their lives to painting the maritime scenes that surrounded them in Portsmouth.
Decision: Award £9,600 (94%)
Living Stories: The Heritage and Practice of Ka-Zimba Ngoma
Applicant: The Aspire Academy & Tuition Ltd
Project description: This project will explore the history and practice of Ka-Zimba, an art form which draws on African cultural practices and traces its roots to the British black civil rights movement.
Decision: Award £9,700 (100%)
The Irish Music Project
Applicant: Portsmouth Irish Society
Project description: The Portsmouth Irish Society hopes to revive interest in Irish music amongst club members and partner organisations.
Hamro Katha ni?: What About Our Stories?
Applicant: Skills and Care Greenwich
Project description: This project aims to share stories of UK resident Nepalese women over 50 who have not had the opportunity to share their experiences before.
Making King John’s Museum more responsive to our local community, to ensure our future sustainability
Applicant: King John’s House and Tudor Cottage Trust Ltd
Project description: This project’s aim is to support a study to understand current visitor demographics, collect feedback and identify ways to attract new audiences to the site.
Wind-rush Detour…Untold stories - A Celebratory Event
Applicant: Jamboulay Carnival Arts
Project description: The project’s aim is to engage African Caribbean people over 50 and their families in a programme of activities to share African Caribbean culture.
National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £3,000 - £10,000, 16 December 2019
Tam Tam project
Applicant: Prayer for Peace International Ltd
Project description: This project aims to train 20 volunteers in multimedia and interviewing skills to run a historical and cultural community documentary to learn about heritage in Britain and the Congo.
Aldbourne Medieval Fayre
Applicant: Aldbourne Community Heritage Group
Project description: This project will organise a Medieval Fayre to explore the history of the village.
Decision: Award Grant of £5,300 (91%)
Applicant: Young & Inspired
Project description: This project will engage young people to study traditional British crafts, particularly those on the Red List of Endangered Crafts.
VAULT Emerging Artists Programme
Applicant: VAULT Festival
Project description: VAULT Festival propose a two-month project (January - March 2020) to recruit 10 people to attend an eight-week programme about theatre.
Holy Cross church, Ramsbury Bell project
Applicant: Ramsbury & Axford Local Church Committee
Project description: Ramsbury & Axford Local Church Committee are seeking funding to undertake restoration works to the six church bells at Holy Cross Church in Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Applicant: Kingsholm C of E Primary and Nursery School
Project description: We aim to create and deliver a Children’s University module, suitable for all ages, which will be delivered to a minimum of 45 pupils in three chunks across the school year, culminating in a community gala which celebrates the history of Kingsholm from the Roman occupation to the present day.
Repairs to Nave and Porch Roof, bell tower cladding and tower clock
Applicant: St Andrews Church, Wootton Rivers PCC
Project description: An inspection (2016) of the II* listed church, requires re-tiling of the entire nave and porch roof.
Research, development and activity planning to turn derelict cabman’s shelter into gallery/reading room/café
Applicant: Movement Ltd
Project description: Movement Ltd seeks funding for a seven-month project located in Kensington and Chelsea to conduct a feasibility study around the reinvigoration of the disused cabby hut, situated in Chelsea Embankment Garden.
Yallah – Judeo-Arabic Music Conference 3-10
Applicant: Jewish Music Institute
Project description: The Jewish Music Institute (JMI) is dedicated to the celebration, preservation and development of the living heritage of Jewish music for the benefit of people of all ages and backgrounds.
125th Anniversary Celebration of the opening of St Andrews Park, Bristol, in 1895
Applicant: FOSAP – Friends of St Andrews Park
Project description: Community volunteer group Friends of St Andrews Park (FOSAP) are seeking a grant for a one-day festival (May 2020) to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the opening of St Andrews Park, North Bristol.
National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £10,000 - £100,000, 4 December 2019
Newham Heritage Month 2020
Applicant: London Borough of Newham
Project description: This project will facilitate exhibitions, guided tours, talks, activity workshops and reminiscence sessions to facilitate involvement across the community, supported by an accessible website for a larger-scale community project in the borough.
Decision: Award £83,100 (77%)
Bodmin Rides Again! / Bosvena A Varghok Arta!
Applicant: intoBodmin CIC
Project description: This project hopes to revive Bodmin Riding and Heritage Festival to celebrate the heritage of the town.
Decision: Award £30,600 (73%)
Westonbirt Gardens Revealed
Applicant: The Holfords of Westonbirt Trust
Project description: This project aims to conserve and widen access to the magnificent Grade I listed gardens at Westonbirt House.
Decision: Award Grant £100,000 (32%)
Outsiders (Then and Now)
Applicant: Museum of Homelessness
Project description: Working with groups and project partner Queerseum, this project will explore the links between the heritage of homelessness and LGBTQ+ communities.
Decision: Award £98,000 (100%)
Woodland Heritage Project
Applicant: Tortworth Forest Centre Community Interest Company
Project description: This project aims to restore the historic arboretum at Tortworth to maintain it for community use.
Decision: Award £100,000 (82%)
Project What If and The Perception of Time
Applicant: We The Curious
Project description: This project will explore seven themes linked to the concept of time and its impact on people, history, environment and places.
Decision: Award £80,000 (12%)
A Poetic City: The legacy of Thomas Chatterton in shaping Bristol’s poetic culture
Applicant: Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)
Project description: This project will mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Bristol-born poet Thomas Chatterton, and raise awareness of him and his legacy.
Decision: Award £71,000 (75%)
Applicant: Half Moon Young People’s Theatre
Project description: This project will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Half Moon Theatre and research local and societal changes since 1990.
Decision: Award £36,500 (57%)
Kimmeridge Etches Collection Museum Resilience Project
Applicant: The Kimmeridge Trust
Project description: This project hopes to provide an effective solution to stop declining visitor numbers, stabilise finances and build a core foundation for sustainable growth for this museum.
Decision: Award £95,000 (86%)
Celebrating the Hidden Contribution of Women to Cornwall's Musical Heritage, Past & Present
Applicant: The Hypatia Trust
Project description: This project will celebrate the hidden contribution of women to Cornwall's musical landscape, past and present.
Decision: Award £33,600 (91%)
Plymouth Sound Maritime Heritage
Applicant: Seadream Education CIC
Project description: The Plymouth Sound Maritime Heritage project enables local communities to celebrate, appreciate and increase their awareness of the maritime heritage of Plymouth Sound, a bay on the English Channel.
Decision: Award £77,600 (100%)
Forestry School Development
Applicant: Willsbridge Mill Community Refresh
Project description: This project will restore overgrown land and turn the 1.5 acre site into a forest school, with the aim of engaging children with woodcraft and nature.
Decision: Award £43,800 (100%)
Wimborne History Festival 2020 - 'Georgian Wimborne'
Applicant: Wimborne History Festival Ltd
Project description: This project will engage the community of Wimborne Minster and visitors to the area with the history of the Georgian period through a range of learning and engagement activities and a two-day festival.
The Windrush: Stories, Reminiscences and Recollections
Applicant: Learning Through the Arts CIC
Project description: This project will research and record the stories of Caribbean migrants who arrived on the Empire Windrush and their contribution in Britain, focusing on Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.
Decision: Award £49,400 (100%)
Defence vs Welcome: The changing face of Portsmouth
Applicant: ArtReach (Trust) Ltd
Project description: This project will introduce new Portsmouth residents, focusing on refugees and asylum seekers to the city's history as an important naval and military city.
Swale Migration Stories
Applicant: Swale Community and Voluntary Services
Project description: This project will collaborate with young people from BAME, LGBTQ+, lower socio-economic backgrounds and disabled groups in Sittingbourne, Isle of Sheppey and Faversham in curating a shipping container-based touring exhibition.
Decision: Award £44,300 (100%)
Fast and Dry
Applicant: Holy Trinity Church, Colden Common
Project description: This project seeks to restore walls of a Grade II listed church which requires significant structural repairs to the channel arch, roofing, ceiling and cornices.
Repairs to porch and vestry roofs
Applicant: The Church of the Transfiguration, Pyecombe
Project description: This project will carry out repairs to the Horsham stone roofs of the 850-year-old listed building.
Styling, Fashioning and Re-imagining the Heritage of Kent
Applicant: Kent Couture
Project description: This project will look at local agricultural heritage and the impact of traditional agricultural patterns of work upon shaping the landscape in terms of stories, folklore, narratives and the legacy of places of significance.
National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £10,000 - £100,000, 16 December 2019
Routes for Roots
Applicant: East Devon District Council
Project description: The project will target people from low income households, inactive adults, children and young people to explore the heritage of old paths in East Devon.
Decision: Award £67,800 (69%)
City of threads – 7 decades of VI oral history
Applicant: Part Exchange Co
Project description: Part Exchange Co (PEC) is seeking a grant to develop a series of podcasts about the experiences and perspectives of visually impaired (VI) people living in Bristol over the past 70 years.
Decision: Award £43,600
Hand in Glove: London’s East End Heritage of Boxing and Immigration
Applicant: Limehouse Boxing Academy
Project description: This applicant seeks funding for a peer-led project working with 15 young people from diverse backgrounds to explore the history of boxing, immigration and racism in London’s East End.
Decision: Award £53,100 (100%)
Caribbean Garden and Horticultural Heritage in South London
Applicant: Garden Museum
Project description: The Garden Museum hopes to explore Caribbean horticultural heritage of South London through the recording of oral histories, collection of relevant items, workshops and an exhibition.
Decision: Award £49,200 (80%)
The West End Job: Bicentenary of the Cato Street Conspiracy 1820-2020
Applicant: Westminster Community Reminiscence and Archive Group
Project description: This project will celebrate the Bicentenary of the Cato Street Conspiracy through a range of school activities, talks, walks and exhibitions in the Westminster area. It will also deliver a documentary, project website and KS2 education pack.
Decision: Award £72,400 (96%)
Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory
Applicant: The National Archives
Project description: This project will see the creation of a new risk model to better support the archive sector with preserving digital heritage in the long term.
Decision: Award £93,500 (64%)
St Nicholas Bell Restoration Project, securing heritage from Yesterday for Today and Tomorrow
Applicant: St Nicholas Church, Little Horwood
Project description: This project will enhance bell ringing fixtures at Little Horwood church.
Decision: Award £32,500 (31%)
Heritage & Us: unlocking the hidden heritage of THCP for the wider community
Applicant: The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Project description: This project will support the Friends Group to improve the management and long-term sustainability of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery, one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’.
Decision: Award £98,900 (88%)
Southwark Folk: Southwark schools’ English folk music and dance project
Applicant: London South Teaching School Alliance
Project description: This project will teach local pupils in Southwark about the history of English folk song and dance, exploring themes of migration, and cross-cultural links with folk music from other countries.
The Redbridge Way
Applicant: Eastside Community Heritage
Project description: This project will engage 10 Redbridge Youth Council members to research and collate local oral histories and to create a cycle route map, documentary and exhibition about Redbridge's cycling heritage.
“Vera’s Girls – Heroines of the SOE” documentary film, archive and heritage events
Applicant: Portsmouth Poetry
Project description: This project will research the WW2 legacy of Vera Atkins CBE, involving her work in the Special Operations Executive, evidence used in the Nuremberg Trials and the 39 women agents she trained to assist the French Resistance. The research will lead to a 30-minute documentary for the Imperial War Museum.
Internal re-ordering of St Andrew’s Church
Applicant: Yetminster and Hilfield PCC
Project description: The Yetminster and Hilfield PCC for St Andrews Church in West Dorset wish to undertake reordering works to the church. The project will seek to remove and resituate pews within the church.