England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions April 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East Area on the 25 April 2019.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Generosity Heritage Trail

This project will develop and deliver a four day Heritage Trail based in Northampton.

  • Applicant: Northamptonshire Community Foundation
  • Decision: Award a grant of £8,800 (100%)

Thomas Pestell a 17th Century Vicar of Packington

This project will research and explain the history of Packington, Leicestershire, during the English Civil War.

  • Applicant: Pudding Bag Productions
  • Decision: Award a grant of £4,500 (91%)

Re-instatement of Wrought Iron Railings at Higham Ferrers Almshouses

This project will reinstate railings in front of the Grade II listed Almshouses on College Street Higham Ferrers.

  • Applicant: Higham Ferrers United Charities
  • Decision: Reject

Moon Landings - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

This project will capitalise on the 50th anniversary of the first successful manned moon landing to explore the wider relevant history.

  • Applicant: Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society
  • Decision: Award a grant of £9,500 (86%)

Green Routes

This project will create a digital map to guide cyclists past 12 heritage sites across South Birmingham.

  • Applicant: Ecobirmingham
  • Decision: Reject

THE SOUTH DOOR PROJECT - celebrating continuity and change in a small parish in rural Worcestershire.

This project will hold a pageant event to celebrate the 900 year history of Grade II* Church of St Edmund, King and Martyr and surrounding community.

  • Applicant: The PCC of Stoulton with Drakes Broughton
  • Decision: Reject

A History of ‘Wellness’ in Malvern

This project will engage learning disabled young people aged 5 to 18, with the local history of Malvern.

  • Applicant: Malvern Special Families
  • Decision: Award a grant of £9,700 (100%)

Educating the Public in Coventry's Medieval History Part 2

This project will produce and host a conference focused on the St Mary’s Hall Tapestry and complete a virtual reality model of Spon Street.

  • Applicant: Medieval Coventry
  • Decision: Reject

An Alternative History of Football

This project will research the lesser known football clubs in the Aston area of Birmingham.

  • Applicant: Rising Stats Young People Services CIC
  • Decision: Award a grant of £8,600 (100%)

Repairs to Ancient Roadway Marker

This project will conserve a Medieval Stone Cross way-marker and create a display board.

  • Applicant: Ashton under Hill Parish Council
  • Decision: Reject

Village Sign

This project will install a village sign to strengthen a sense of local identity and commemorate the village's involvement in World War 1. The installation will be celebrated through a community event.

  • Applicant: High Wych Parish Council
  • Decision: Reject

March Hero

This project will involve 120 primary school children in learning about the Second World War using the story of Jim Hocking as a focus.

  • Applicant: 20TwentyProductions CIC
  • Decision: Award a grant of £9,900 (100%)

Japanese Cultural Event

This project aims to increase understanding of Japanese culture and promote its links with Basildon.

  • Applicant: Kodosai Cultural Event
  • Decision: Award a grant of £3,500 (88%)

Norfolk and the D-Day Landings

This project aims to create a month long exhibition, during June 2019, to commemorate the D-Day landings and the Norfolk Service men who took part.

  • Applicant: Norfolk Tank Museum
  • Decision: Award grant of £5,000 (100%)

Celebrating 60 years of Cassiobury Park's Miniature Railway

This project will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the miniature railway in Cassiobury Park and will deliver a celebration event and create a mobile exhibition.

  • Applicant: Watford Borough Council
  • Decision: Reject

Huntingdonshire History Festival

This project will produce an interesting programme of events, woodland walks and craft activities.

  • Applicant: Huntingdonshire History Festival
  • Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (27%)

The Lawn Lincoln. Exploring the Lawn Lunatic Asylum Archives

This project will see the University of Lincoln work in partnership to interpret and share the stories of staff and residents of the Lawn facility.

  • Applicant: University of Lincoln
  • Decision: Award a grant of £5,800 (100%)

"Who am I? Who are you?"

This project will explore and share the experiences of the older generation in post-WW2 Britain.

  • Applicant: Arts 50 Alive
  • Decision: Award a grant of £9,900 (91%)

Parish Clock

This project proposes to reguild the clock at St James the Great Church in Malvern, Worcestershire.

  • Applicant: Cradley and Storridge Parish Council
  • Decision: Reject

165 Years of Community Activity

This project aims to organise, catalogue and preserve the archives and objects of Highgate Baptist Church.

  • Applicant: Highgate Baptist Church
  • Decision: Award a grant of £9,900 (100%)

Tabling Worcester’s Civil War

This project will develop an educational video-game to enable young people of Worcester to learn about the Battle of Worcester.

  • Decision: Reject
  • Applicant: Collar and TIE Ltd

Welcoming Refugees in Rural Communities through the Generations.

This project will celebrate a little-explored aspect of rural life and community in the counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

  • Applicant: People in Motion
  • Decision: Award a grant of £10,000 (100%)

Black Miners Museum Project

This project works with two national and two local mining museums to share the experiences of coal miners of African-Caribbean heritage.

  • Applicant: Nottingham News Centre CIC
  • Decision: Award a grant of £100,000 (99%)

Big Wig

The project will engage 30 young people with the heritage of wigs and hair fashion and provide engaging opportunities.

  • Applicant: Rural Media Charity
  • Decision: Award a grant of £60,400 (100%)

Paving the Way for Pathmakers

This project aims to strengthen a recently formed organisation, through training, facilitated consultation workshops which will feed into strategic planning.

  • Applicant: Pathmakers
  • Decision: Award a grant of £29,200 (100%)

Behind the Scenes: Saving and Sharing the Heritage of Cambridge Arts Theatre

This project aims to conserve, catalogue, share and develop Cambridge Arts Theatre's archive, in partnership with the V&A.

  • Applicant: Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • Decision: Award a grant of £100,000 (79%)

From the Tudors to the 21st century

This project aims to carry out repairs, install new equipment and engage the community with the heritage of the building.

  • Applicant: All Saints Church, Rayne
  • Decision: Award a grant of £77,500 (84%)

All Saints Upper Sheringham Bell Restoration

This project will undertake work to repair the historic bells and conserve the historic timber bellframe at All Saints Church.

  • Applicant: Upper Sheringham PCC
  • Decision: Reject

Postcards From The Loony Bin

The project will explore the heritage associated with Rubery Hill Hospital through research and recording the memories of those who lived or worked there.

  • Applicant: TWA MEDIA CIC
  • Decision: Reject

Coalbrookdale Church: highlighting its heritage

The project is to provide access, improve interpretation and provide a more welcoming atmosphere at Holy Trinity church in Coalbrookdale.

  • Applicant: Coalbrookdale PCC
  • Decision: Award a grant of £49,100 (90%)

Grants for Places of Worship

Roof Repairs and Exhibition and Learning Space

St Edburghas, also known as Yardley Old Church, is a Grade I listed Church situated in the Old Yardley Village Conservation Area in the Diocese of Birmingham.  This project will repair the roof, rainwater goods and electrics.  Activities will include interpretation boards, visitor’s guide, a church trail and School visits.

  • Applicant: St Edburghas Church, Yardley PCC
  • Decision: Award grant of £169,600 (60%)

Roof repairs to St Peter’s Church, Highfields, Leicester - Repair Project Phase Two

St Peter’s is a Grade II listed Church in Highfields Leicester, dating from 1872.  This project will repair the roof, rainwater goods, removal of asbestos and glazing repairs.  Activities will include learning materials, virtual material and guided tours.

  • Applicant: St Peter's Parochial Church Council Leicester
  • Decision: Award grant of £189,100 (73%)

Tower Crusade at Heather - securing our heritage for future generations

St John's is Grade II* listed, located in the village of Heather, north-west Leicestershire and sits within a conservation area.  This project will repair Roofs, rainwater goods and masonry.  Activities will include school visits, craft workshops, hard hat tours and learning resources including a website.

  • Applicant: St John the Baptist Church, Heather
  • Decision: Award grant of £169,800 (66%)