England, London & South: delegated decisions October 2021
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Project Title: Fire Brigade museum
Applicant: Fire Brigade museum
Project Description: Phase 1 of establishing a Fire Brigade Museum in Romsey, Hampshire. This includes: establishing a museum location, commencing stabilisation and restoration work, establishing relationships and launching youth and volunteer schemes.
Project Title: One Community, Many Voices, One Chair
Applicant: Marlow Education Trust
Project Description: An oral history and wellbeing project involving Beechview and Marsh Primary Schools and the heritage of the nearby Ercol chair making factory. Children and families will be involved in the research and capture of community experiences of life during the pandemic.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
Project Title: Bristol West Indian Phoenix Cricket Club and School Heritage Project
Applicant: Green Sports and Leisure Limited
Project Description: To develop and deliver community arts and performance as part of the 2021 Bonfire event. This will be based on traditional stories from the West Indies and developing ideas of heritage through oral story telling surrounding the Atlantic slave trade.
Project Title: Celebrating Windrush Heritage 2022/2023
Applicant: Windrush Foundation
Project Description: To explore the lives and legacy of the Caribbean men and women who moved to England on board the ship, Empire Windrush, in June 1948. Outputs to include education resources and community activities.
Project Title: St Jude's Next Era Project
Applicant: St Jude’s Church
Project Description: To transform the church into a multi-functional and flexible space with kitchen facilities, accessible toilets and easy disabled access. This will enable people to access the local heritage contained in the church and build on work to improve the wellbeing of the community.
Project Title: Women for Women Bloomsbury 1800-1900
Applicant: Pascal Theatre Company
Project Description: To explore and share the heritage of prominent nineteenth-century female activists with links to the Bloomsbury area. Project activities include: heritage research; producing digital and physical interpretation; hosting workshops, clubs and events; and engaging with diverse local and wider communities.
Project Title: Rooted in Nature
Applicant: Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
Project Description: To create new opportunities for people to engage with heritage, including building relationships with under-served audiences through partnerships and training opportunities. To use heritage to improve wellbeing. To contribute to the long-term resilience and improvement of the woodland through environmental conservation.
Decision: Award grant of £234,909
Project Title: Newham Old Pavilion
Applicant: Newham Poetry Group
Project Description: To bring awareness to Newham heritage, through delivering workshops with under-served groups to explore and share the history of the Old Pavilion in Stratford Park. To capture and rescue the Old Pavilion’s stories, contributing these to the local archive.
Decision: Award grant of £16,940
Project Title: The Compass Point Project
Applicant: Bude Stratton Town Council
Project Description: To safeguard Storm Tower at Compass Point, which is at risk due to coastal erosion. To raise awareness and engage local people, young people and low-income families in the heritage of the tower and the current threat from coastal erosion and the climate emergency.
Decision: Award grant of £249,362
Project Title: Revealing The Creek
Applicant: Raybel Charters
Project Description: To deliver a community engagement project, exploring and sharing the heritage of Deptford Creek. The heritage research programme will relate to the modern day issues of the environment and global trade. Outputs include a pop-up display and an immersive theatre performance.
Decision: Award grant of £106,200
Project Title: To Repair The Rose Room Window & Stonework
Applicant: The Methodist Church Ryde
Project Description: To undertake the repair of the Rose Room window and stonework in the Methodist Church, which has stood in Ryde since 1880.
Project Title: Reconnect with Haringey Heritage!
Applicant: Billy Youth Engagement Project
Project Description: To reconnect local young people and other project participants with the industrial heritage of Haringey. Project activities to include participant research and a community exhibition.
Project Title: Film & Media collection - Royal Pavilion & Museums - community research, exhibition & workshops
Project Description: To deliver community engagement in one of the most deprived areas of Brighton using Europe's largest collection of early film materials (1890-1930), the Barnes Collection at Hove Museum & Art Gallery.
Decision: Award grant of £9,800
Project Title: X0X – Electronic Museum Heritage
Project Description: To explore, archive, share and celebrate the instruments that spawned many of the musical subcultures from the last 40+ years of electronic music and DJ/club culture. To provide opportunities for young people to engage with the project. To create the UK’s only publicly accessible resource of electronic music heritage instruments.
Decision: Award grant of £83,290
Project Title: Enhancements to St Mary Magdalene Church
Applicant: New Milton Town Council
Project Description: To produce interpretation boards focused on historical graves of local importance, as well as featuring poetry from a local poet and bringing awareness to the heritage walks.
Project Title: In Living Memory: Mayor of London's Borough of Culture, Lewisham
Applicant: London Borough of Lewisham
Project Description: In 2022, Lewisham will be London's Borough of Culture. In Living Memory is a heritage-focused project that forms part of the wider programme of activities. It will be delivered in partnership with Goldsmiths University and Lewisham's Heritage and Archive Service.
Decision: Award grant of £250,000.
Project Title: Sharing the Limelight - a history of Theatre Royal Brighton
Applicant: Inroads Productions
Project Description: To explore the 20th century social history of the Grade II* Theatre Royal, Brighton. The project will focus on capturing the stories of the day to day workings of the theatre and the local people who are involved in it.
Decision: Award grant of £9,950
Project Title: Bay Meadows Nature Park
Applicant: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Project Description: To secure and restore a site as a floodplain meadow and create an accessible community nature reserve. To include a programme of activities for local people, focusing on improving wellbeing, engaging with local families and building skills.
Decision: Award grant of £248,315
Project Title: Oily Cart and Sensory Theatre
Applicant: Oily Cart
Project Description: To create a digital archive and touring theatre performance. The project will engage disabled and SEND children and young people, their families, SEND school educators and artists in celebrating the company's 40th anniversary and its impact on, and pioneering use of, sensory and visual art in theatres.
Decision: Award grant of £80,214
Project Title: CYCALL Community Garden
Project Description: To create an accessible community garden which will be enjoyed by both CYCALL participants and by all park users. The creation of this garden will bring together community groups involved with improving the natural environment of Brooklands Park.
Decision: Award a grant of £5,500
Project Title: Wilder Bristol
Applicant: Avon Wildlife Trust
Project Description: To create new wildlife habitats in deprived areas of Bristol. To work together with community partners and local residents to produce a Community Climate Action Plan and connect more people with nature.
Project Title: Lych gate
Applicant: Holy Trinity Church
Project Description: To carry out significant repairs to the Lych Gate of the Grade II listed Holy Trinity Church.
Project Title: From Pub to Pulpit
Applicant: Halsway Manor Society Ltd
Project Description: To celebrate the work of Vaughan Williams as part of the 150th anniversary of his birth. Project activities include: researching Vaughan Williams’ work, workshops hosted by artists exploring how the works evolved from traditional folk songs to choral works and performances of Vaughan Williams’ work.
Project Title: Grovelands School Farm
Applicant: Grovelands Community Primary School
Project Description: To build a new farm area and growing space which will provide pupils with a range of new opportunities for curriculum linked learning and improved emotional wellbeing.
Project Title: Stories from the Old Operating Theatre, 1822-1862
Applicant: : Lord Brock Trust t/a Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
Project Description: To mark the bicentenary of the women’s operating theatre at St Thomas’ Hospital. The project will describe the historical significance of the space and tell the stories of the surgeons, students, nurses and patients who once set foot in the attic of St Thomas' Church during its use.
Decision: Award a grant of £125,222
Project Title: Faversham Charters and Magna Carta
Applicant: Faversham Town Council
Project Description: This community heritage and archive project will create a permanent public exhibition of the Faversham Charters and Magna Carta. It will engage Faversham residents through schools outreach, digitisation, conservation and archiving activities and inspire residents to enjoy, celebrate and promote this heritage.
Project Title: The Great Explosion of Faversham April 1916
Applicant: Davington Primary School
Project Description: To explore the gunpowder manufactory industry and the site of a 1916 explosion with Year 5 pupils of Davington Primary School. Project activities include: learning about the industry process and the hazards; researching the lives and families of some of the 1916 factory explosion victims; and producing a leaflet, an exhibition and learning material.
Decision: Award a grant of £7,900
Project Title: Restoration of a registered historic vessel
Applicant: Edward McKeon
Project Description: To undertake repairs on a 1942 registered historic vessel, including engine repairs and interior restoration. The vessel was used in the D-Day Landings and is one of few remaining vessels from the event.
Project Title: Transforming Swanage Railway Corfe Museum for the 2020's - Phase 1
Applicant: Swanage Railway Trust
Project Description: To strengthen the community reach and resilience of the museum through an oral history and young people's engagement programme, improved displays and skills development for volunteers.
Decision: Award a grant of £23,700.
Project Title: A Lifelong Passion for Design: Ken Stradling at 100
Applicant: The Ken Stradling Collection
Project Description: To commemorate the life and work of Ken Stradling in his hundredth year, and engage audiences in the goals of the Ken Stradling Collection. This will include two exhibitions and a programme of events, workshops and visits.
Grant percentage changes
Project Title: GRCF2021: Clennan Catchment Blue Resilience Applicant: Plymouth City Council
Project description: To bring environmental and economic benefits to Torbay by taking preventative actions to protect the area’s natural heritage and safeguard its tourism industry.
Decision: Agree change in grant percentage to 72% of total eligible delivery costs.
Project Title: GRCF2021: Plymouth’s Natural Grid – Building the Foundations of the Green Recovery
Applicant: Plymouth City Council
Project description: To create the UK's first National Marine Park (NMP), to include Plymouth Sound, the City of Plymouth and the surrounding landscape.
Decision: Agree change in grant percentage to 75% of total eligible delivery costs.