Festivals Unlocked: Reconnecting communities through festive food heritage
Applicant: CHAI (Culture History And I)
Project description: To document, preserve and share untold heritage of festive foods associated with Kingston's South Asian communities, focusing on bringing older members of the community together who have faced hardship and isolation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Decision: Award grant of £29,527 (100%
BOTANY BAY: Heritage responds to Colonialism, Climate Change and Covid
Applicant: Border Crossings
Project description: To engage a diverse range of people and adult volunteers with this heritage, exploring how decolonising our understanding of horticulture can lead to more sustainable lifestyles.
Decision: Award grant of £132,476 (100%)
Preserving and promoting Her Stories with the Feminist Library
Applicant: Feminist Library and Information Centre
Project description: To improve accessibility of spaces and collections following the library’s relocation to Peckham.
Decision: Award grant of £63,400 (100%)
Language of Nature: creating deeper, more meaningful natural connections for people with disabilities
Applicant: Sensory Trust
Project description: To engage people who use different languages and communication needs with green spaces in their local areas, creating a more inclusive and meaningful experience.
Decision: Award grant of £248,900 (91%)
Palaeo Pixels: Future Climate Pioneers
Project description: To run a 12-month series of activities with the University of Winchester and Churchward School, centred around the Oak Tree Fields site with a mixture of audience and public engagement.
Decision: Award grant of £74,600 (100%)
Inspire to Achieve Heritage Programme: Uncovering the Histories of the Footballers Who Paved the Way
Applicant: Jason Roberts Foundation
Project description: To celebrate the untold stories of a dozen former footballers, each of whom grew up within sight of Wembley Stadium, and whose stories will inspire our community through a range of outputs and activities.
Decision: Award grant of £53,600 (88%)
NEW HORIZONS: Accredited training opportunities to sustain a legacy for world music heritage
Applicant: Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidylaya (PRSSV)
Project description: To build on existing work of broadening access and understanding of the musical heritage of UK’s BAME communities.
Decision: Award grant of £97,100 (89%)
Applicant: Bristol Community FM
Project description: To run a two-year community oral history project from BCfm Radio, in partnership with Bristol Cable, Bristol Archives and University of the West of England Bristol.
Decision: Award grant of £125,000 (100%)
Becontree Estate's Treasured Memories
Applicant: Positive Change Consultancy CIC
Project description: To capture the heritage of the Becontree Estate through a series of community activities and workshops.
Decision: Award grant of £40,000 (100%)
20 Years of Respect in Plymouth
Applicant: WonderZoo CIC
Project description: To document, share and safeguard the memories and histories of Respect festival, which have not been collected or preserved to date.
Bo’Biso: The Congo/UK Common History Task Force Revisiting Morel and the Congo Reform Association
Applicant: South People's Projects-SoPPro
Project description: To research and mark the work of Edmund Morel (1873‒1924), who campaigned against the hardships of the Congolese during the colonial era, through activities and documentation outputs.
Decision: Award grant of £66,200 (100%)
Wildlife Around Hampstead Heath
Applicant: Heath Hands
Project description: To work with volunteers to improve the condition of Hampstead Heath’s biodiversity which has been impacted by high visitor numbers, and engage new and underrepresented audiences on its 150th anniversary.
Decision: Award grant of £88,800 (100%)
Sculptures of Crystal Palace
Applicant: Invisible Palace
Project description: Volunteers and participants will undertake archive, gallery and site visits to gather resources and evidence to develop a walking tour of the sculptures. They will co-produce two introductory leaflets: one aimed at park users and people who are not digitally connected, the other designed for adults with learning disabilities. All research materials and walk resources will be available digitally.
Decision: Award grant of £78,400 (100%)
Henrietta Lacks ‒ A Brush with Immortality
Applicant: Bristol University
Project description: To educate young people on Henrietta Lacks.
Decision: Award grant of £19,800 (73%)
A Trumpet of Nap ‒ Bringing Long String Marionettes Back to Life
Applicant: Little Angel Theatre
Project description: To preserve and engage people in the heritage of long-string marionette puppets through training, school workshops, organisational upskilling and a show.
African Community Exhibition Project
Applicant: The Iris Project
Project description: To work with students and community members of African heritage to help develop a new display and information materials at the Rumble Museum, Cheney School.
Decision: Award grant of £9,300 (96%)
A Portrait of Parkfield
Applicant: Parkfield Peckers
Project description: To engage the local community and residents through weekly workshops with the residents and Glebe Primary School, a celebratory knowledge sharing event, and a display produced from findings.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (83%)
The History Of Docklands Documentary
Applicant: Full Circle @Docklands
Project description: To capture the experiences and stories of the elder communities, first generation Black British residents and current residents, culminating in a documentary and a range of social media assets.
Decision: Award grant of £9,900 (100%)
Rediscovering Ramsgate's lost Sanger Circus
Applicant: Heritage Lab CIC
Project description: Working with young people, the project will collect memories about the building. Participants will write and deliver a public performance in collaboration with a local theatre company.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)
Treasure Seekers Mural ‒ Chinbrook Meadows Tunnel Community Mural
Applicant: Artmongers Action CIC
Project description: To capture local intangible heritage and create a community mural through the Chinbrook Meadows Railway Tunnel in Lewisham.
Bodmin Digital Heritage
Applicant: St Petroc's PCC
Project description: To work with local volunteers and historians to undertake historical research, and develop a free interactive app with heritage trails across the local area in Cornwall.
Capturing the voice of people with learning disabilities
Applicant: Minstead Trust
Project description: To develop a model to involve people with learning disabilities in events and activities planning. This will be done through research, consultation, brainstorming, working groups, outputs such as exhibitions, leaflets and specialist reports, and training for staff and trustees.
Decision: Award grant of £4,800 (100%)
West African Dance Stories
Applicant: African Night Fever CIC
Project description: To deliver West African dance stories, uncovering ancient traditions, and other intangible cultural heritage, attached to West African dance. This will be achieved through research and interviews with Griot families, delivering participatory workshops on the dance techniques, oral history delivery and demonstrating the training undertaken by a Griot dancer.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (98%)
The Annetta Pedretti Archive
Applicant: Assemble Studio CIC
Project description: To preserve, catalogue and share the archive of Annetta Pedretti, a long-time campaigner to protect the heritage of Spitalfields from gentrification and property speculation.
Decision: Award grant of £9,700 (100%)
Celebrating our Black Heroes: The Story of John Richard Archer ‒ Battersea's First Black Mayor
Applicant: Black Heroes Foundation
Project description: To create a play to celebrate John Archer, the first black mayor in London.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (35%)
Applicant: Chertsey Museum
Project description: To run a series of workshops in the local secondary schools and in the museum to engage with older children. The project will teach them how to illustrate their own stories using various artistic styles. An exhibition will feature 40 original illustrations.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (74%)
Cornish Black Bee Conservation & Education Centre Project
Applicant: N B Bees
Project description: This nature-focused project aims to expand the population of native honey bees while educating people about their importance.
Bix Community Hub
Applicant: St James Bix Parochial Church Council (PCC)
Project description: To formalise the information within the church for educational research. The project would create educational trails around the village, originating from the church building, which would then double as an educational resource centre.
Hear and Now ‒ Torbay stories collected and produced by young people for everyone
Applicant: Sound Communities
Project description: To build on their previous project and add more stories to their oral history bank.
Opening up the Catholic archives for Cornwall, Devon & Dorset
Project description: To transform neglected and unused office space in the Edmund Rice building in Plymouth into an easily accessible, attractive, modern archive with reading rooms for the public and interactive displays for school visits. There would be volunteering opportunities for local people and a supported engagement programme to bring the archive to a wide audience.
St Lawrence Church Bell, Tower and Community project
Applicant: St Lawrence Church
Project description: To fix the church and create a heritage trail to help involve the local community and tourists in heritage.
Voices of the Enslaved
Applicant: The Moravian Union
Project description: To unearth some accounts of people enslaved in British territories, especially in the century leading up to the abolition in 1834. This would allow African and Caribbean communities to discover and document their heritage.
Miksa Mobile toys
Project description: To cheer up disabled people who have been isolated due to covid through educational books, toys and games.
Applicant: Somerset County Council
Project description: To install a wildlife pond and small-holding. This will support natural wildlife and encourage children and communities to respect and care for nature.
ChessFest ‒ Outdoor Chess Festival
Applicant: Chess in Schools and Communities
Project description: Host a Chess festival.
Earthwatch: Celebrating 50 years of creating knowledge and inspiring action
Applicant: Earthwatch Institute
Project description: A series of events and activities to help people engage with, and help protect, the environment.
The Greatest Story ‒ Timeline
Applicant: Wimbledon in Sporting History
Project description: To paint a timeline to celebrate the club’s history.
East Antsey Church Bell Restoration Project
Applicant: East Antsey Parochial Church Council
Project description: To repair the church bells.
Bowling green renovation at Goring Heath Almshouses
Applicant: Goring and Almshouses Bowls Club
Project description: Relay and expand the green for a bowls club.
The Annual Black History Month Celebration Lecture
Applicant: Elaine Sihera
Project description: To broaden the monocultural narrative in society, to make it more inclusive of minority presence by providing a significant platform for the voices, achievements, and heritage of Black Britons. The project aims to lessen the negative perspectives that often undermine minority actions and to celebrate what is positive and enhancing.
Murston Heart: shaping a new future for Murston Old Church
Applicant: Murston All Saints Trust
Project description: To improve the only surviving remains of the medieval church of All Saints, a Scheduled Ancient Monument on the Heritage at Risk Register.
Decision: Award a grant increase of £55,300 to make a total grant of £301,300 (29%)
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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: The Story of the Second World War
Applicant: Imperial War Museum
Project description: New Second World War and Holocaust galleries will provide the inspiration for a Second World War Partnership. Diverse communities throughout the UK will be supported to uncover and tell their war stories on a national stage.
Decision: Approve a change in the grant percentage from 12% to 12.5%