England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions January 2020

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East on 23 January 2020.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

B4 Gaming: Exploring the Heritage of Black Country Gaming    

Applicant: LearnPlay Foundation Ltd

Project description: This project aims to bring together young and older members of the community with a passion for gaming. It will explore the heritage of gaming in the Black Country over the last 50 years.

Decision: Award £34,900 (100%)

Roof Repairs at St Michael & All Angels, Loddington

Applicant: Loddington Parochial Church Council

Project description: This project aims to perform vital repairs to the church alongside an activity programme based on the village’s history.

Decision: Reject

Restoration of and developing community interest in medieval preaching cross     

Applicant: Parochial Church Council Grimston 

Project description: This project will carry out repair works to the medieval preaching cross in Grimston.

Decision: Reject

Restoration of Alton Watermill    

Applicant: Museum of East Anglian Life

Project description: This project will restore Alton Watermill to working order, allowing the museum to demonstrate the milling process to visitors and grind flour.

Decision: Award £99,200 (89%)

Securing the viability of St. Lawrence Church, Harpley, Norfolk, in order to enhance community engagement    

Applicant: Harpley Church St Lawrence

Project description: This project will repair the roof of a Grade I listed church, produce a display, and run workshops.

Decision: Reject

Lascars, manufacturers, caterers to professionals: documenting the journey of Bangladeshi pioneers in Birmingham    

Applicant: Aspire and Succeed

Project description: This project will record the journeys and jobs of five generations of people of Bangladeshi origins from the 1930s to the present day.

Decision: Award £39,000 (100%)

Church Alive!    

Applicant: Alive Church Lincoln

Project description: This project will undertake essential masonry work to the church. It will research, design and create a temporary exhibition, leaflets, a webpage and presentations on the heritage of the church.

Decision: Award £59,700 (83%)

Gedling Station Community Project: Options and feasibility    

Applicant: Gedling District Youth Club

Project description: This project focuses on gaining a better understanding of the repair needs of the Victorian stationhouse building in Gedling to inform an options appraisal.

Decision: Reject

Fenland Changemakers    

Applicant: Museums in Cambridgeshire

Project description: This project will deliver a programme of volunteer recruitment across six museums in the Fenland area, targeting young people not currently engaging with museums. This will help develop a more sustainable approach to volunteer management.

Decision: Award £61,100 (96%)

St Andrews Church, Coston: Community Heritage Project and Urgent Repairs to Grade I Listed Building     

Applicant: St Andrews Church Parochial Church Council, Coston 

Project description: This project will undertake urgent repairs to the roof and external windows and conserve a coat of arms of George III. It will also involve researching the history of the church and producing interpretative materials and events.

Decision: Award £76,600 (79%)

Digging Deeper - The Origins of Whitle – A Community Archaeology project    

Applicant: The Tudor Farming Interpretation Group 

Project description: This project will undertake focused archaeological excavation to investigate a potential medieval house platform.

Decision: Award £31,600 (96%)

Showcasing the Stories of the Bangladesh Liberation War    

Applicant: New Hope Global

Project description: This project aims to raise awareness among the younger generations of Birmingham’s Bangladeshi community of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

Decision: Award £63,000 (94%)

Shropshire Gleanings    

Applicant: Folk

Project description: This project will research and share the folklore of Shropshire, and focus on three significant women who collected stories and local customs, despite health problems, over 100 years ago. 

Decision: Reject

Corby Pole Fair 2022 Development Phase    

Applicant: Groundwork Northamptonshire

Project description: This project will enable the steering group for the Corby Pole Fair to consult with the local community and raise awareness of the fair’s history, before the event itself in 2022.

Decision: Award £25,800 (74%)

Dr Hill's Casebook    

Applicant: The Restoration Trust

Project Description: This project will involve people with mental health challenges in researching patients at Norfolk County Asylum during the late 19th century.

Decision: Award £72,000 (96%)

Talk Time: History of Communication Technology

Applicant: 'Signals' Essex Media Centre Ltd

Project description: This project will explore the development of communications technology over the last 250 years and its links with coastal communities. It will use archive research, reminiscence sessions, creative activities and interviews with experts. Outputs will be shared through a touring exhibition across Tendring and a podcast.

Decision: Award £40,500 (89%)

The Boys: Holocaust Survivors in the Epping Forest District    

Applicant: Epping Forest District Museum

Project description: This project will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Holocaust concentration camps and the arrival of survivors to a hostel in Loughton with an exhibition and workshops.

Decision: Award £59,600 (84%)

Breathing Space    

Applicant: South Essex Community Hub

Project description: This project will deliver gardening and nature-themed learning activities for homeless young people and families.

Decision: Award £78,000 (84%)

To Promote and Uphold African Diverse Culture in Nottinghamshire    

Applicant: Diversity Watch Limited

Project description: This project will arrange a series of events celebrating African culture.

Decision: Reject

Highbury's Gardens    

Applicant: The Chamberlain Highbury Trust

Project description: This project will restore the estate’s gardens which have been neglected for many years. It will also deliver an activity programme to engage local people in the story of Joseph Chamberlain and his estate Highbury.

Decision: Award £99,900 (33%)

Restoration and sustainability project    

Applicant: The Whitworth Centre

Project description: This project develop the sustainability of the centre.

Decision: Award £98,300 (92%)

Abbey of St Edmund 2020 Millennium Celebrations

Applicant: West Suffolk Council

Project description: This project will mark the millennium of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund. A cohesive approach will bring together multiple partners. 

Decision: Award £99,200 (47%)

Quorn Local History Display    

Applicant: Quorn Local History Group

Project description: This project will research and display information on village history as well as delivering engagement events with the public and school groups.

Decision: Award £6,000 (91%)

Planning our Future     

Applicant: The Friends of Chain Bridge Forge 

Project description: This project will review the legal and management structure of the organisation and ownership of the site, explore marketing opportunities, and scope potential expansion.

Decision: Reject

Bluestockings to Bimbos    

Applicant: The Field Theatre Group

Project description: This project will explore the subject of synonyms for females through research workshops, development of an online resource and a touring text and textile exhibition.

Decision: Award £9,700 (90%)

The Heritage of Nottingham’s Mental Health Provision: Memories of Early Care in the Community     

Applicant: Nottingham Trent University 

Project Description: This project will collect memories of early mental health services in Nottinghamshire from users and ex-professionals, and produce an exhibition.

Decision: Award £10,000 (100%)

WRITING OFF HATE    

Applicant: Writing East Midlands CIC

Project description: This project will engage a wide range of young people with themes of hate crime. It will explore how hate crime manifested from the Nazi regime and impacted people who sought refuge in the UK.

Decision: Award £9,200 (85%)

New talks for new audiences    

Applicant: The Carpet Museum Trust 

Project description: This project will update the group visits offer by recording the talks given and exploring and using archive materials to cater to new audiences.

Decision: Award £7,600 (100%)

What Makes A Villager    

Applicant: Long Compton Parish Council

Project description: This project will focus on the social history of Long Compton by exploring the lives of past and current villagers.

Decision: Award £9,500 (100%)

Lamp Archive    

Applicant: Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project

Project description: This project will catalogue and preserve boxes of archive material relating to Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project.

Decision: Reject

Our Heritage    

Applicant: Funky Kids

Project description: This project will engage families with the food and games heritage of the Black Country.

Decision: Award £4,700 (94%)

St. Mary's Pirton, repair to the north face of the church tower    

Applicant: St Mary's Pirton PCC

Project description: This project will repair areas of external stonework on a Grade I listed church tower which are currently ta risk of falling away.

Decision: Reject

The School Song    

Applicant: South Norfolk Community Choir

Project description: This project will share older residents' memories of the village school through a performance by current schoolchildren of songs based on these stories.

Decision: Reject

Inspiring Future Newtons    

Applicant: The National Trust 

Project description: This project will recruit students to build learning sessions on physics and its history, particularly Isaac Newton and his experiments at Woolsthorpe Manor. These will be delivered and evaluated.

Decision: Award £10,000 (100%)

2020 – Seeing the wood from the trees    

Applicant: Willow Tree 

Project description: This project will improve accessibility at the Willow Tree Garden, an outdoor facility offering equine and farming activities for users with additional needs.

Decision: Reject

Help the wider community understand the full costs of restoring this medieval building    

Applicant: Parish Church of Greasley (St George and St Mary’s)

Project description: This project will complete a laser survey of the church and cost the full repair of the building. It will also provide tours of the churchyard and the new allotments, describing the monastic history of the site and the wider history of mining. 

Decision: Award £8,600 (99%)

Across the generations: Remembering and Moving    

Applicant: Wriggle Dance Theatre

Project description: This intergenerational project will bring together primary school children with veterans of the Second World War in Southam, Warwickshire. Together they will capture and record stories and memories of the war, and share them through a creative movement performance that will coincide with Armed Forces Day.  

Decision: Award £10,000 (99%)

City Nature Challenge

Applicant: Ignite Futures Ltd

Project description: This project will promote the City Nature Challenge to groups in north Nottingham, create and distribute eco kits.

Decision: Award £9,900 (100%)

Communicating Connections: Sharing the heritage of the Marconi Company’s wireless world

Applicant: Essex County Council

Project description: This project will record the stories and memories of former Marconi Company employees, and produce interactive exhibitions, a digital app and podcasts. 

Decision: Award £93,300 (92%)

COMMONLAND    

Applicant: CREATIVE CURVE

Project description: This project will record oral histories of residents in the Registered Common of The Fens, and the landscape, its history and nature.

Decision: Award £9,900 (100%)

GenerAsians

Applicant: Rifco Arts

Project description: This project will record the oral histories of first-generation South Asians who came to the UK from the 1950s onwards, focusing on their personal migration journeys, professional accomplishments and contributions.

Decision: Award £9,700 (41%)