England, London & South: delegated decisions January 2020

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of Investment, England, London & South, on 16 January 2020.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage £3,000 - £10,000

Exploring Options for The Former Girl’s Charity School and 24 Church Street, Edmonton

Applicant: Heritage of London Trust Operations

Project description: This project will review and enhance a previous options appraisal completed in 2012. The heritage of the site will be shared with the local community.

Decision: Award grant of £9,900 (40%)

African Caribbean Leadership Company Legacy Archive case studies

Applicant: African Caribbean Leadership Company Ltd

Project description: This project will document and share stories of pioneering members of the Windrush generation who founded the African Caribbean Leadership Company.

Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (97%)

Because I'm a Londoner

Applicant: Absolute Theatre

Project description: Aiming to engage with over 200 young people in three primary schools across London, this project will explore what it means to be a Londoner.

Decision: Award grant of £9,400 (80%)

VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Applicant: Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council

Project description: This project involves a celebratory event over two days. Local youth, care homes, businesses and the history society will participate, with a street party and exhibition.

Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (92%)

75th Anniversary of the end of WWII – the Story of Bishopsteignton

Applicant: Bishopsteignton Heritage

Project description: This project will create a digital collection of stories relating to WWII, recruiting and training new volunteers to assist with all activities. 

Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (60%)

Hands of Love 4 – The Journey

Applicant: Cultural Media Enterprise Limited

Project description: This project will tie in with Mayflower 400 celebrations to showcase the oral history of BAME groups in Southampton.

Decision: Award grant of £9,900 (91%)

Bristol Food Heritage Connections

Applicant: Bristol Food Connections

Project description: This project will collect and record oral histories of local food producers, working with students from The University of West England. 

Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (71%)

Digital Parish Archive

Applicant: Compton Dundon Parish Council

Project description: This project will create a digital heritage website for the parish of Compton Dundon.

Decision: Reject

Mary Anning of Lyme

Applicant: AsOne Theatre Company

Project description: This project will produce accompanying interpretation for a touring ACE-funded play, through film, podcasts, workshops and a book.

Decision: Reject

Expanding access to our Collection

Applicant: Steyning Museum

Project description: This project aims to improve access to Steyning Museum collections. 

Decision: Reject

Nave Roof and Ceiling Repairs

Applicant: The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor, Amesbury

Project description: This project will carry out repair works to combat water ingress damage to the nave roof and ceiling.

Decision: Reject

Buzz Stop

Applicant: NERYS

Project description: This project aims to assist bees with a rehydration system.

Decision: Reject

National Lottery Grants for Heritage £10,000 - £100,000

Brentor Commons Regeneration Project

Applicant: Bowden Down and Liddaton Down Commons Association (also known as The Brentor Commons Association)

Project description: This project aims to improve the condition of a nationally endangered habitat through conservation, education and new surveys.

Decision: Award grant of £44,500 (100%)

Storyboat 700+ @ St Peter’s Church, Portishead

Applicant: Portishead Church of England

Project description: This project will celebrate the past 700 years of Portishead through oral history activities and workshops, while carrying out essential repairs to St Peter's.

Decision: Award grant of £99,300 (63%)

Queering the Museum: Creating, Uncovering and Celebrating LGBTQ+ Heritage at RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum)

Applicant: University of Exeter

Project description: This project will encourage LGBTQ+ people to use museum objects to record their personal oral histories and create a new installation at RAMM. 

Decision: Award grant of £73,900 (92%)

The Rainbow Connection

Applicant: Plymouth University

Project description: This project will create new safe spaces for Plymouth LGBT Archive to be shared through talks, workshops, mentoring and oral histories. 

Decision: Award grant of £31,300 (87%)

Sorted! An Oral History of the Postal Workers in London

Applicant: digital:works

Project description: This project will celebrate the 360th anniversary of the establishment of the General Post Office with an oral history of London's postal workers going back to the 1940s.

Decision: Award grant of £43,400 (98%)

Hidden Histories

Applicant: Local Media Initiatives CIC

Project description: This project will focus on the heritage of three black people from Roman and Tudor times, involving young people in research and film-making workshops.

Decision: Reject

The Memory Box Collection Online

Applicant: Wessex Heritage Trust

Project description: This project is a reminiscence service for people living with dementia in Hampshire. It will involve the digitisation of 10,000 items, the creation of an interactive website, and two regional seminars.

Decision: Award grant of £39,300 (100%)

Industrious Minds

Applicant: Hampshire Cultural Trust

Project description: Industrious Minds is an 18-month project working with up to 40 young people to engage them with the industrial heritage of Eastleigh.

Decision: Award grant of £34,200 (92%)

Where will the bees and beetles go?

Applicant: Friendship Society

Project description: This project will focus on preserving bees and stag beetles in Newham, involving 80 children from Eastern European communities.

Decision: Award grant of £50,000 (100%)

17th Century Communities in Devon: People and their Landscape in the Norden Survey of 1613

Applicant: Friends of Devon Archives

Project description: This project will enable volunteers to publish a transcription and translation of the Norden survey of Devon Crown lands of 1613.

Decision: Award grant of £21,800 (93%)

Setting the Record Straight on British Youth Culture

Applicant: Youth Club Ltd

Project description: This project will unify Museum of Youth Culture's 70,000 digital assets with public submissions and 100,000 uncatalogued physical archives to build one accessible, conserved, representative CMS for the Museum of Youth Culture.

Decision: Award grant of £98,500 (85%)

Extending Beaminster Museum into the Community

Applicant: Beaminster Museum

Project description: This project will extend Beaminster Museum in Dorset to create a new multi-purpose room, training, storage and art gallery space to allow its collections to be stored and displayed appropriately, and provide opportunities for local community engagement and use. 

Decision: Award grant of £99,000 (32%)

Smugglers, Seafarers and Shantymen: Uncovering Watchet’s Maritime Heritage

Applicant: Contains Art CIC

Project description: This project will explore Watchet's maritime history through activities and research, culminating in a community performance and new permanent displays.

Decision: Award grant of £99,900 (69%)

Preserving, digitising and disseminating the principal UK archive of seaside pierrot music and patter material

Applicant: Promenade Promotions

Project description: This project aims to digitise and disseminate an important collection of heritage material relating to seaside pierrot troupes.

Decision: Reject

The West Indian Soldier

Applicant: The West India Committee

Project description: This project will explore the mutual heritage and culture shared between Caribbean islands and Britain and will identify links between regional regiments, Caribbean islands and their inhabitants.

Decision: Award grant of £96,800 (71%)

Southampton Mayflower 400

Applicant: Southampton City Council

Project description: This project will commemorate the Mayflower sailing’s 400th anniversary, its Southampton connection and the impact of the ship’s arrival on the Wampanoag people’s traditions and culture. It will celebrate the city’s migrant communities’ heritage through an extensive programme of activities, events and resources.

Decision: Award grant of £98,900 (21%)

Wild Things: Chessington Zoo to Citizen Zoo. Celebrating 90 years of conservation in Kingston

Applicant: Achieving for Children

Project description: This project will research and interpret changing approaches to animal conservation over 90 years. Young people will be involved to collaborate with the research.

Decision: Reject

Minding young people’s mental health in Newham

Applicant: Health Psychology Management Organisation Services (HP-MOS)

Project description: This project will use oral history to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for young people in Newham.

Decision: Reject

Rebellion and Protest – Performance (based on the history/heritage of protest in Torbay and Devon)

Applicant: Doorstep Arts

Project description: This project will work with 30 young people to research and explore historical protest and rebellion activity in Torbay, with the help of local historians. From the findings, the young people will create a performance piece and march and sing old and new protest songs at Paignton Carnival.

Decision: Award grant of £19,000 (72%)

The Secret Factory Unlocked

Applicant: Wessex Heritage Trust

Project description: This project will engage 22 young people with their local heritage to research and document the story of the ‘Secret Factory’ at Farnborough Airport, coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Decision: Reject

SEVA: An Oral History of UK Hindu Temples

Applicant: Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Project description: This cross-territory project will record oral histories at 10 different Hindu temples across England, culminating in a film.

Decision: Reject

Phase 1 – Northern Belle Refurbishment

Applicant: The Northern Belle Trust

Project description: This project is the first phase of the restoration, refit, electrification and return to community service of the 1926 Cremyll Ferry, the Northern Belle.

Decision: Reject

St Blaise Haccombe 2020

Applicant: St Blaise Church Haccombe

Project description: This project proposes to undertake some urgent repair works and install new interpretation of St Blaise Church’s rich history.

Decision: Reject

National Lottery Grants for Heritage £100,000 - £250,000

Preserving and Enhancing the Heritage of Outdoor Leisure on The Welsh Harp Reservoir

Applicant: Phoenix Canoe Club Limited

Project description: This project will replace the existing Centre with a new building providing water sports and activities for the general public, schools, youth and community groups.

Decision: Reject

Our Heritage

Applicant: The Selby Trust

Project description: This project seeks funding to record the memories of The Selby Trust users and to commemorate its past as part of a wider redevelopment project, working alongside Haringey Council.

Decision: Reject