England, London & South: delegated decisions June 2021
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Northside Pirates: Analogue to Digital
Applicant: Small Green Shoots
Project description: To celebrate pirate radio heritage through community and outreach events, specially produced podcasts and the development of a new 24-hour radio station.
Decision: Award grant of £37,000
Applicant: The Froglife Trust
Project description: To restore or create nine dewponds in South Downs National Park, delivered with habitat works, interpretation, community engagement and a volunteer programme.
Decision: Award grant of £249,900
Bull Point Barracks Feasibility study
Applicant: The Pioneers Project CIC
Project description: To assess the feasibility of the repair and conversion of the disused Bull Point Barracks in Barne Barton, located within an area of high socio-economic deprivation, for community use.
Decision: Award grant of £35,300
Happy Birthday Greenham Women Everywhere
Applicant: Greenham Women
Project description: To mark the 40th anniversary of the ‘Women for Life on Earth’ march through various outreach events and media outputs.
Decision: Award grant of £78,500
Building the future, conserving the past – establishing St Nicholas’ Priory as a community hub
Applicant: Exeter Historic Buildings Trust
Project description: To deliver a series of activities and implement community outreach as a part of the Trust’s business plan.
Decision: Award grant of £250,000
City Voices ‒ Power Up
Project description: To increase the scope of the ‘City Voices (CV)’ project, a community engagement programme offering opportunities for people to showcase their heritage through events and other outreach activities.
Decision: Award grant of £249,000
Applicant: Friends of Lanteglos Church
Project description: Five aspects to the projects to restore the bells and involve and engage young people in the science and musicianship of bells.
Decision: Award grant of £33,600
Sugar & Spice: The changing face of Tooting High Street
Applicant: Bounce Theatre
Project description: An oral history and research project that documents the post-war recovery of Tooting High Street, co-created by inter-generational groups of participants.
100 years of West Middlesex University Hospital ‒ a celebration of staff and our changing landscape
Project description: In September 2020, West Middlesex University Hospital turned 100 years old. They will celebrate with a programme concluding with the installation of a permanent exhibition in the main atrium, timelines and heritage garden.
Decision: Award grant of £81,100
81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance: Reclaiming Community Heritage (81 Acts(Reclaiming))
Applicant: The Ubele Initiative
Project description: 10 April 2021 marks 40 years since communities rose up in confrontation with police in Brixton, and later across the UK, against a backdrop of racism, recession and unemployment. This project will lead 81 Acts over 20 months that channel the frustrations, exuberance, and resourcefulness of Black communities to reclaim this heritage.
Decision: Award grant of £249,600
Naturehood: Empowering diverse communities across Oxfordshire to support local wildlife
Applicant: Conservation Education & Research Trust
Project description: To engage and empower people of all backgrounds to come together to effect positive change and support them to achieve the wellbeing benefits that nature brings. To connect with those who feel less empowered and are underserved in this setting: young people aged 16-24, BAME communities and disadvantaged communities.
Medieval Animals Heritage Project for East Kent
Applicant: Canterbury Christ Church University
Project description: To bring increased wellbeing and skills to East Kent’s deprived local communities via neglected but nationally important heritage: Medieval animals and their rich ‘afterlife’ in history and culture. The project explores real and imaginary animals in medieval books, paintings and sculpture.
Applicant: Hampshire Cultural Trust
Project description: Inspire Create Exchange (ICE) Heritage will develop cultural progression pathways for young people who are known to, at risk of entering, or about to leave, mental health services.
Decision: Award grant of £99,900
AMP Kingston: Art, Music and Pop Fashion
Applicant: Creative Youth
Project description: This project responds to an identified need to uncover and access the borough’s rich music heritage between the 1960s and 1990s. It will focus on the engagement of young people with heritage.
Decision: Award grant of £153,500
Celebrating 40 years of Creativity Works
Applicant: Creativity Works for Everyone
Project description: To celebrate 40 years of this grassroots community development organisation. This will be done through collating oral histories of previous project participants, using memories and archive material to help people get creative, and improve people's mental health through a series of creative wellbeing challenges.
Decision: Award grant of £4,000
Young on the move for heritage: Tell me your story!
Applicant: Meridian Women's Association
Project description: This project will talk to young black African girls and women to engage them in their heritage through storytelling.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
Extending the Museum's Exhibition and Learning Spaces
Applicant: Shaftesbury Abbey and Museum Preservation Trust Company Limited
Project description: This project will extend the exhibition and learning spaces at Shaftesbury Abbey Museum.
Postcards from the Edge
Applicant: Art in Romney Marsh
Project description: This project will develop an audio trail that identifies LGBQT+ history and heritage of Romney Marsh.
Windrush Carnival Arts
Applicant: Windrush Caribbean Film Festival
Project description: The second Windrush Film Festival will be a virtual event celebrating the impact of the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s largest street festival.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
African Diaspora Festival
Applicant: African Diaspora Foundation
Project description: This Milton Keynes festival celebrates the diversity of the continent of Africa with the aim of creating a culture of understanding and tolerance in the local community.
The Woolshed Training Project
Applicant: Wye Community Farm
Project description: The Woolshed is a heritage skills project giving young and old the opportunity to learn new skills.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
The COVID We Remember
Applicant: Ming-Ai Association
Project description: This project aims to digitally preserve memories and testimonials of the impact of COVID-19 on the Chinese communities in the UK.
Decision: Award grant of £9,800
The Great Explosion of Faversham April 1916
Applicant: Davington Primary School
Project description: To enhance community links and understanding of the local area and promote British values in the diverse catchment area.
Buzzing Little Barrington ‒ Churchyard conservation and heritage
Applicant: Little Barrington PCC
Project description: To undertake conservation work on seven Grade II listed chest tombs dating between 1550 and 1812.
Karagoz ve Hacivat Puppet Show
Applicant: Third Age Challenge Organisation
Project description: To open a workshop teaching how to create puppets and put on a show for children and adults in English and Turkish
Westbury on Trym ‒ Historic Wall
Applicant: Callum Heath
Project description: To reconstruct and rejuvenate a 15-metre section of a medieval stone wall.
Applicant: Loughborough Estate Management Board Ltd
Project description: During the pandemic, supplying over 300 vulnerable and elderly residents with essential commodities including food items and basic toiletries.
Structural Repairs to the Endeavour HQ
Applicant: 1st Godstone Scout Group
Project description: To undertake structural repairs to the Scout Groups Headquarters (known as ‘The Endeavour’).
Development of online archive
Applicant: The Archive Resource Centre
Project description: Preserving documents, photographs and oral histories in the parishes of Fairlight, Guestling and Pett in East Sussex.
Battmann Evolution Save the Planet: reduce carbon emissions!
Applicant: Battmann Ltd
Project description: To support research and development for the pre-study of the proof of concept site in Kings Cross.
Longlands Conservation, Health and Wellbeing Project
Applicant: Made-well CIC
Project description: Providing nature and conservation-based opportunities for people, especially those with learning difficulties, mental health issues and loneliness.
Update the shop to facilitate online orders and modernise machinery
Applicant: Cheeses of Muswell Hill Ltd
Project description: Changing the fridges to make more room for packing on-line orders at this family-owned cheese shop.
Restoring and repairing the roof of a Georgian Chapel in Bath, now The Mission Theatre
Applicant: Next Stage Theatre Company
Project description: Replace the roof on the 250-year-old listed ex-chapel.
One More Time Film and Community Sessions
Applicant: One More Time Film CIC
Project description: To stimulate wider engagement, interest, awareness and understanding of Britain’s iconic rock and pop songs from the 1950s to the 1980s.
History of Chinnor Rugby Club
Applicant: Chinnor Rugby Football Club Ltd
Project description: Exploring the history of the rugby club formed in 1962.
How our community responded to Coronavirus
Applicant: Ashford & District Volunteer Bureau
Project description: To record the stories of 30 local people who were involved in the COVID-19 mobilisation response.
Applicant: Friends of Homefield Park
Project description: Creating three audio tours centred on Homefield Park and the adjacent Beach House Park, plus adjoining streets, seafront and pier.
Decision: Award grant of £6,600
Applicant: Cornwall Guide Association
Project description: Build an outdoor classroom at the three-acre campsite to be used by everyone in the community.
Mcast: Life During Slavery
Project description: To fund a podcast aimed at raising awareness and providing an educational resource for the black community.
Applicant: Mary White
Project description: To fund repair work on the roof of a Grade II listed property on Reigate High Street.
Tracing the Cretaceous Coast ‒ Mysterrasaur
Applicant: IDOLRICH theatrerotto
Project description: To present a new performance and workshops at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.
Change in grant percentage
Search and Learn
Applicant: Wells & Mendip Museum
Project description: To reinvigorate and retell the social story of Wells through the refurbishment of two city galleries, the installation of new displays and the refurbishment of the founder’s study.
Decision: change the grant percentage from 66% to 65%.