England, London & South: delegated decisions February 2022

England, London & South: delegated decisions February 2022

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Area Director, London and South Area on 9 February 2022

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Project Title: Iron Age Round House

Applicant: Hermitage Parent Teacher Association

Project description: Build an Iron Age roundhouse in school grounds with the participation of school children and other local groups.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: In for a Penny - Black Britons in Business 200 Years Before Windrush

Applicant: Learn 2 Achieve Ltd.

Project description: Engage with young people from under-served ethnically diverse backgrounds to explore the lives of 3 Black Londoners from the past 200 years.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £80,951

Project Title: Heritage, Food and taboos: Myths and Gender inequality in Sub-Saharan cultures!

Applicant: Community Integration Project

Project description: Research and share rituals around food taboos in sub-Saharan communities. Support young people to begin conversations around the gender inequality some of these traditions foster.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: Orchard Blossom Day

Applicant: UK Orchard Network

Project description: Establish an Orchard Blossom Day supported by a new website aimed at the members of the UK Orchard Network.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,830

Project Title: Celebrating Eastside's Heritage - 30 years of nurturing youth creativity

Applicant: Eastside Educational Trust

Project description: Engage young people to explore the heritage of Eastside Educational Trust (EET). Working with EET alumni to create an exhibition of oral histories, film and memorabilia celebrating EET’s 30-year anniversary.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £71,952

Project Title: A Green Environment for an Ancient Building

Applicant: Emmanuel Parochial Church Council

Project description: Repair and refurbish the grounds of the church including the removal of stonework, footpath repairs, laying of pavement foundation and the resurfacing of flowerbed topsoil.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: Providence Chapel Heritage Project

Applicant: Providence Methodist Chapel

Project description: Create an exhibition of Dartmoor photographs by Chris Chapman, supporting a local young photographer and researching the site's history.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,647

Project Title: Footprints over the Moors

Applicant: Manaton and East Dartmoor Theatre

Project description: Explore the human impact on the landscape of Exmoor and Dartmoor by engaging young people and community groups.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: Nowruz Festival

Applicant: Community Barnet

Project description: To support the Nowruz Festival in March 2022, now in its third year. The festival will enable the wider community to learn and participate in Iranian, Afghan and Kurdish culture.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: Moreshet - Cultural Heritage Project

Applicant: Friends of Bnei Akiva

Project description: Engage young people in heritage and creative activities to learn about Jewish heritage in the UK.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: The Journey

Applicant: Cultural Media Enterprise

Project description: Explore and celebrate the heritage of Southampton's diverse ethnic communities by focussing on cultural habits, food, art, poetry and music, as well as the move from abroad.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: Wild in Brent

Applicant: LEAP London CIC

Project description: Create two wildflower gardens in two Brent schools engaging young people with natural heritage through workshops and events.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £37,240

Project Title: To Repair The Main South Facing Window At The Church Entrance

Applicant: The Methodist Church Ryde

Project description: To repair the Rose Room Window & Stonework in the Methodist Church, Ryde.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII Visiting Bishop's Waltham

Applicant: Bishop's Waltham Society

Project description: To celebrate the 500-year anniversary of the signing of the treaty of Waltham. This will promote local Tudor history to a wider audience through engagement activities, including a weekend event in the palace grounds.

Decision:  Reject

Project Title: St John Ambulance Cadets 2022 - an intergenerational oral history project

Applicant: St John Ambulance

Project description: Celebrating the Cadets' centenary year in 2022 by capturing the experience of Cadets from the 1940s to the present. Creating a permanent display at the Museum of the Order of St John, which will also be available online.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,997

Project Title: 150th anniversary of Gensing Gardens

Applicant: ATEAB Funds

Project description: To deliver a series of community-led activities to mark the 150th anniversary of Gensing Gardens in St Leonards-on-Sea (East Sussex). Bringing together different community groups into this under-used park through the framework of the town's annual ATownExploresABook22 (ATEAB) festival.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,640

Project Title: Local History Lives

Applicant: Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society

Project description: To promote wider digital accessibility of local history including; a Research Library comprising 150 research articles spanning the last 100 years; a Names Directory with 75,000 local records for places or family names; and Parish Registers dating back to 1594; all in one easily searchable place.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £7,500

Project Title: Rock's Diamond Year

Applicant: Aurora Metro Arts & Media Ltd.

Project description: Create a community archive and reference book documenting the beginnings of the electric blues in West London in the 1960s.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £18,008

Project Title: A history of Banbury Rugby Club

Applicant: Banbury Rugby Union Football Club

Project description: Explore the history of Banbury Rugby Football Club (BRUFC) through oral histories, an exhibition, film and a website.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,817

Project Title: Avalon Archaeology Park - Hands-On Heritage

Applicant: South West Heritage Trust

Project description: Improve access to the Avalon Archaeology Park and opening the site to the public for the first time. Creating a targeted programme of engagement activities aimed at improving wellbeing and learning.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £96,096

Project Title: Being There: memories of the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Applicant: Parrabbola

Project description: To record stories of Newham residents' memories of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,625

Project Title: 40 Years of INQUEST- Recording 4 decades of the family voice towards systemic change

Applicant: INQUEST Charitable Trust

Project description: To strengthen, digitise, preserve and share the archives of INQUEST, an organisation supporting bereaved families in campaigning for justice and systemic change following state-related deaths.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £100,000

Project Title: Re-imagining Surrey Historic Buildings Trust

Applicant: The Surrey Historic Buildings Trust

Project description: Supporting 26 heritage-at-risk sites in Surrey by increasing volunteer opportunities and digital engagement, as well as engaging new audiences with the Trust's sites.  

Decision: Reject

Project Title: Mendoza Mania

Applicant: St Margaret's House

Project description: Uncover and share the story of Daniel Mendoza and his associated heritage through workshops, research trips, walks and talks, and artistic interpretations of his life and work.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £58,601

Project Title: Precarious spaces: Black entertainment venues in Wandsworth, 1950s-1970s

Applicant: Greenwich Leisure Limited

Project description: Record the history of Black residents’ memories and experiences of entertainment venues between 1950s – 1970s by working with elderly members of the Black community and young refugees.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: Olympics 2012 Legacy Songbook

Applicant: Newham Music Trust

Project description: Engage with children and young people from Newham around the legacy and impact of the 2012 Olympics to create original songs that will feature at a finale event.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £24,045

Project Title: Who Wants To Be An Olympian?

Applicant: Pakiki Theatre CIC

Project description: Explore the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games through activities. This includes engaging with community and sport clubs, an interactive theatre show and final analysis deposited in Stratford Local Studies Centre Archive.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £22,424

Project Title: A History of Amateur Dramatics in Partridge Green

Applicant: West Grinstead Local History Group

Project description: Research, preserve and make publicly available the history of amateur dramatics in Partridge Green, West Sussex, since its beginnings in the 1940s in the form of a book.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: SouthWestFest Heritage Project: Stories of Our Streets

Applicant: South Westminster Community Festival

Project description: Engage with residents in south Westminster to help them explore and share the history of their neighbourhoods. Activities include workshops and guided walks, resulting in a heritage trail.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,997

Project Title: The Legend of King Arthur: Place, Pilgrimage and the Pre-Raphaelites

Applicant: Falmouth Town Council

Project description: To deliver an engagement programme and digital platform to run alongside the touring exhibition, ‘The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story’ which would be installed at Falmouth Art Gallery.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: The Community and Industrial Heritage of Trinity Buoy Wharf and its Environs

Applicant: Thames Festival Trust

Project description: Investigate the changing and disappearing landscape in East London and to reflect on its industrial, social and historical past, focussing on oral history.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £96,261

Project Title: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) - Why Industrial Estates are cool

Applicant: The Community Brain CIC

Project description: Explore the industrial heritage on the Cox Lane Industrial Estate in Chessington, with a particular focus on the Gala Cosmetics business. Engaging with Kingston University and volunteers to produce a range of heritage outputs.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £70,005

Project Title: Through the Lens: Women Pioneers, Youth Social Action and Celebrating our Somali Community

Applicant: The Oxford House in Bethnal Green

Project description: Celebrate the history of social action of Oxford House since 1939 through the lens of three communities: women, young people and the Somali community. Includes a series of activities and exhibitions.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £248,292

Project Title: A HOMAGE TO TOURING PHYSICAL THEATRE - from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first century

Applicant: The Kosh

Project description: Create a film based on touring physical theatre between the years 1980-2010, which will be shared with a wider audience including a number of schools and universities.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: A Youth Arts Legacy - Young Artists, Social Change and Community Activism: 1982 - 2022

Applicant: Second Wave - Centre for Youth Arts

Project description: Record the work of the youth arts centre over the last 40 years with a focus on youth-centred community activism. Explore the social history and cultural heritage of Deptford and New Cross in South East London between 1982 and 2022.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £99,000

Project Title: The Fire Brigade Museum

Applicant: The Fire Brigade Museum Limited

Project description: A five-year project to establish a Fire Brigade Museum in Romsey, Hampshire, which tells the story of the UK Fire & Rescue Service, as well as preserving vehicles.

Decision: Reject

Project Title: Campaigning for accessible transport: Our history and our future

Applicant: Transport for All

Project description: Engage disabled people in creative arts and heritage activities to celebrate the applicant’s 40th anniversary. Focussing on their past campaigns and progress made in achieving accessible transport for d/deaf and disabled people.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £126,970

Project Title: Cliftonville Voices

Applicant: Cliftonville Cultural Space

Project description: To explore the life of Margate Synagogue and the social history of the surrounding area. Activities will include recording the oral histories of 20 local people, historical research, an exhibition and online content.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £30,450

Project Title: Heritage nature trail and associated equipment

Applicant: Willsbridge Mill Community Refresh (CIC)

Project description: To create a history and nature trail for the Willsbridge Mill site, install wildlife cameras, and purchase bat detectors and other equipment to support species surveys and events.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £4,067

Project Title: Voicing our Past

Applicant: Pavement Pounders CIC

Project description: Using the voices of local young people to narrate and record/re-record the existing archive of histories, focussing on the childhood experiences of those living in Dover, Folkstone, Margate and Ramsgate during the Second World War.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £9,863

Project Title: Complementary Programming- Silver Exhibition

Applicant: Portsmouth City Council

Project description: Deliver a programme of activities and events to support an upcoming exhibition showcasing the civic silver, which would be on public display for the first time since the collection began in the 1500s.

Decision: Award the request for a Grant of £34,500