England, London & South: delegated decisions May 2021
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Ridley Road Stories
Applicant: Innercity Films
Project description: To interview and produce in-depth oral and visual memories from 10 workers, traders, residents and visitors from Ridley Road area. An online exhibition of oral histories and photographs on Ridley Road will be shared.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
Applicant: Pothohar Association UK (PAUK)
Project description: To uncover the heritage of the UK Pothohari community, encompassing their journeys to this country and their impact. Findings will be presented in a revitalised PAUK website, feature-length documentary, teaching aids, and exhibitions at The Nehru Centre & University of Wolverhampton.
Decision: Award grant of £91,600
'PARCS Grows Everybody'. Remembering 40 Years of the Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Centre (PARCS)
Applicant: Portsmouth City Council
Project description: To undertake life-story work with older women who founded the service in 1981 and to record the legacy on their 40th anniversary in 2021.
Decision: Award grant of £92,500
Young People and Nature at Cameron's Cottage
Applicant: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Project description: To provide a safe space for young people to immerse themselves in nature and participate in wellbeing sessions, whilst also offering vocational sessions.
Decision: Award grant of £202,900
River Recoveries: Heritage and archaeology on the Thames supporting London's recovery
Applicant: Museum of London Archaeology
Project description: To work across and between four London sites (Fulham/Putney, Bankside, Limehouse, and Deptford) with young people and diverse communities to develop co-produced participatory models for foreshore archaeology.
Decision: Award grant of £202,900
On The Post: An Oral History of the Postal Workers in London
Project description: To explore the changing nature of work at one of London's major employers, recording the workers' experiences and the increasing inclusion of women and immigrants in the workforce over the post-war period. It will explore the impact of technological and political changes over this period.
Decision: Award grant of £41,200
Opening up the Magic Box: 125 years of cinema-going in Bristol
Applicant: Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)
Project description: To run a programme 'Opening up the Magic Box', a specific heritage element of Film2021, engaging with the past and exploring its impact upon the city’s present and future.
Decision: Award grant of £105,900
This is Our History
Applicant: Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services
Project description: To set up a new collection of local history boxes unique to the East End in Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives along with producing a booklet on local history themes.
Decision: Award grant of £34,300
Building Communities and Community Buildings ‒ the heritage of community centres and communities in MK
Project description: To engage young people and new settlers in Milton Keynes with the heritage stories of people who have moved there since its initial development in the 1970s, with more recent migrations in the 2000s, and how these migrations developed the town’s community centres.
Decision: Award grant of £94,000
Above and Below: Cornwall's contribution to the measurement of gravity
Applicant: Mayes Creative
Project description: To look for new ways to reconnect the vulnerable and socially isolated by offering inspiration through creative participation using local heritage subject matter and expertise.
Decision: Award grant of £58,000
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival 2022
Applicant: Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
Project description: To make enhancements to the 2022 Medieval Festival after the restrictions in 2021 which would have marked the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury and 900th anniversary of the consecration of Tewkesbury Abbey.
The Jewel in the Strand
Applicant: St Mary Le Strand Church
Project description: To enliven cultural activities, diversify audiences and increase sustainability whilst contributing to the wellbeing of the congregation and local business community.
Decision: Award grant of £118,500
Feel the Song and the Sound!
Applicant: Congo Great Lakes Initiative (CGLI)
Project description: To engage and provide access to 450 traditional songs and sounds that tell stories of 450 tribes in the Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding regions.
Access for London: Disabled people and public transport
Applicant: 104 Projects CIC
Project description: To research and examine changing attitudes towards disability using the history of public transport in London, from the first tube line to the present, as main topic of focus.
Decision: Award grant of £93,700
The Terrier Poplar Education Project
Applicant: The Terrier Trust CIO
Project description: To create an educational programme for 5,000 primary school children in Poplar, featuring our 150-year-old steam locomotive ‘Poplar’, one of the oldest operational in the UK.
Decision: Award grant of £33,000
Welcome to Britain! Volunteer involvement in the reception of Ugandan Asian migrants, 1972/3
Applicant: The India Overseas Trust
Project description: To establish a curated oral history archive of the experiences of volunteers at three resettlement camps whilst creating a permanent online and printed record of their efforts.
Decision: Award grant of £72,700
Bannerman Road Archive and Engagement Programme
Applicant: Bannerman Road School PTA
Project description: To explore local cultural activity through conversation, collage, text and image to create a body of research to reflect and celebrate the community.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
Growing The Village Hub: Supporting Stoke's Heritage
Applicant: The Village Hub Community
Project description: To engage vulnerable groups and the wider community through heritage workshops and an art project.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
Two thousand years of mosaics in Dorset
Applicant: Mindful Mosaics
Project description: To put together a representation of the history of mosaics and their cultural influence in Dorset by creating a mosaic map of the county.
Decision: Award grant of £9,900
Amersham's Retro Shop
Applicant: Amersham Museum Ltd
Project description: To research and share how local people shopped and consumed sustainably in the past, before plastic packaging and pre-packaged food was commonplace. The project will draw comparisons between growing locally, reducing waste, plastic free packaging and mending, and contemporary initiatives today.
Decision: Award grant of £9,100
GlosArch: Widening Engagement: Combining Tradition with a Digital Dawn Post-Covid
Applicant: Gloucestershire Archaeology (GlosArch)
Project description: To build upon GlosArch's recent digital progress by expanding engagement with its membership and the wider public. This will be done by creating opportunities to undertake research into the archaeology of Gloucestershire through remote, collaborative teamwork.
Decision: Award grant of £4,900
A history of rugby in Bicester
Applicant: Bicester Rugby Union Football Club
Project description: To explore and celebrate the history of Bicester Rugby Club, and the wider social history of rugby.
Charmouth Local History Society ‒ Virtual Museum
Applicant: Charmouth Local History Society
Project description: To develop online resources, including a new website and social media accounts, alongside portable physical displays at community events to publicise the Society and for people to learn about the village's heritage.
Decision: Award grant of £4,500
Making Local Heritage Live ‒ Community Local History Digital Hub
Applicant: Chingford Historical Society
Project description: To create a hub for the community providing a focal point for local heritage, for both in-person and remote engagement.
Decision: Award grant of £9,800
Destination London Bridge
Applicant: London School of Mosaic
Project description: To research and display the heritage of London’s oldest bridge whilst creating two apprenticeships and eight jobs supporting training for 800 people in a 'lost' heritage craft.
Adapting Changing Environment (ACE)
Applicant: Holy Mission of Guru Nanak
Project description: To strengthen the long-term sustainability of Sindhi Community Heritage.
Restoration and conservation of a Historic England Grade II Listed K6 Jubilee Red Phone Box situated on a village green
Applicant: Newnham Community Phone Box Group
Project description: To restore and conserve our last remaining village phone box.
Applicant: Thame Arts & Literature Festival
Project description: A digital project building in professional resilience to improve the visitor experience both online or in-person.
2 Outdoor Table Tennis Tables for Sandford Park
Applicant: Friends of Sandford Parks
Project description: To install two outdoor table tennis tables in Sandford Park, Cheltenham.
Project description: To deliver key training and employment skills that focus on identity and the environment.
Storrington and District Museum
Applicant: Storrington Local History Group
Project description: To increase the resilience and outreach of Storrington and District Museum through refurbishment, use of new technology, new staff and an exhibition.
South Wraxall Bells Restoration Project
Applicant: The PCC of St James's Church, South Wraxall
Project description: To conserve, repair and rehang a listed ring of six bells.
A history of Esher Rugby Football Club
Applicant: Esher Rugby Football Club Ltd
Project description: To explore and celebrate the history of Esher Rugby Club.
St Michael's Church Restoration 2
Applicant: Winchcombe Parish
Project description: To refurbish and repair the church's South Nave roof and external surface water drainage system along with pew platform.
Leader Restoration 2021
Applicant: Trinity Sailing Foundation
Project description: To carry out preservation work to the former sailing trawler 'Leader', built in 1892, a vessel on the National Historic Fleet.
Hehil 1300 Festival
Applicant: Hehil 1300 Committee
Project description: To commemorate 1,300 years since the Battle of Hehil and to showcase Cornish culture and heritage by staging a two-day festival of traditional games, music and history with a large-scale recreation of the battle.
Taking the Stage
Applicant: The Play's The Thing Theatre Company
Project description: To run a four-month long festival at Milton Keynes Gallery focusing on lived experiences of three women. These include growing up with parents from the Windrush Generation, caring for a loved one, and experiences of racism and discrimination. These stories will be adapted and performed on stage.
Amazing Grace and the Olney Hymns
Applicant: Invisible Folk
Project description: To mark the 250th anniversary of the writing of Amazing Grace in tandem with the Cowper and Newton Museum's celebrations through a series of workshops and live performance.
Project description: To set up a yoga studio whilst running sessions focused on wellbeing.