England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions June 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands and East in June 2021

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

11 June 2021


Commemorating and Celebrating Windrush in Ipswich

Applicant: Caribbean and African Community Health Support Forum

Project description: Raise awareness and celebrate the legacy of the Windrush generation on society in Suffolk. It will highlight the significant contribution of the people who migrated to England from African and Caribbean Commonwealth nations following The Nationality Act of 1948, and the impact this has had on British Culture.

Decision: Award £9,800 (91%)


24 June 2021


2018 Quinquennial Inspection

Applicant: Tarrington PCC

Project description: Refurbish a Grade II listed church building in Tarrington, Herefordshire making it a safe environment and weatherproof to enable the 'Welcoming Church Initiative' to be launched.

Decision: Reject


The Beaconsfield School 90th Anniversary Heritage Project

Applicant: The Beaconsfield School

Project description: Carry out a range of heritage-focused events to mark the School's 90th anniversary. To conserve the history of the school and to continue to strengthen its historic relationship with the local community.

Decision: Award £5,700 (74%)


The Casta Way - The Origins of Caste

Applicant: Opal22 Arts and Edutainment

Project description: Showcase five internationally important Casta paintings and deliver community engagement activities and an exhibition.

Decision: Award £98,000 (87%)


Where is My Home?

Applicant: Inspirate

Project description: Explore the migration of people from the South Asian diaspora to Leicester, following partition in India and the expulsion of Indian people from Uganda.

Decision: Award £58,700 (94%)


'Wall Paintings, Wellbeing and Wonder' - St Margaret's Church, Paston, Norfolk

Applicant: Paston Parochial Church Council

Project description: Conserve nationally significant wall paintings at St Margaret’s Church, Paston, Norfolk, and involve the community, college students, and Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6) pupils in activities in activities to interpret the heritage.

Decision: Award £98,500 (75%)


Bournville Rugby Club Heritage

Applicant: Avery Fields Community Sports Trust

Project description: To see the history of Bournville Rugby Club researched and exhibited to the local community.

Decision: Award £7,800 (100%)


Putting on a Progress 1578: Pageantry, People and Places.

Applicant: Curious Spark

Project description: Deliver activities across Norwich, Norfolk, about Queen Elizabeth I’s visit to the area.

Decision: Defer for further information.


Whole Lotta Culture

Applicant: General Public Projects Ltd

Project description: Document the social history of allotments in Birmingham since the 1960s. It will focus on three key themes; health and wellbeing, food and cultural heritage, and the changing role of women in allotments.

Decision: Defer for further information.


Improving the air quality at 78-82 Derngate and increasing access for disadvantaged young people

Applicant: 78 Derngate Northampton Trust

Project description: Install an air handling system in the museum at 78-82 Derngate and engage young people with the site. The interior of number 78, was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Decision: Reject


Exploring and celebrating the history of Hampton in Arden Tennis Club

Applicant: Everyone 4 Sport CIC

Project description: Document the heritage of Hampton in Arden Tennis Club, near Solihull and aims to create a dedicated website and a physical display at the club to showcase the club's history, highlight its key achievements and how they work with other clubs.

Decision: Award £7,700 (99%)


History of the origins of Ice Hockey and Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team

Applicant: Blaze Community Foundation

Project description: Research the origins of ice hockey and the history of Coventry Blaze, a professional ice hockey team.

Decision: Award £9,900 (100%)


The Oak - 50 Years

Applicant: Gospel Oak Community Forum

Project description: This community heritage project will work with 20 residents of Gospel Oak, South Birmingham, to research the area’s history. They will hold 30 research workshops, create a book about the area’s history, display boards and hold a community event showcasing research findings.

Decision: Award £9,500 (100%)


Tower repointing and associated works

Applicant: Brooke Parochial Church Council

Project description: Carry out repairs to the round tower of the Parish Church of St Peter in the village of Brooke, near Norwich.

Decision: Reject


Booking Office Restoration

Applicant: Northampton and Lamport Railway CIO

Project description: Restore a historic signal box which is used as a booking office and to educate visitors on the history of the signal box and railway through the creation of a new information board.

Decision: Reject


Blacksmithing recovery

Applicant: Hereford Make C.I.C.

Project description: Support heritage skills by providing free facilities and workshops for blacksmithing students whose courses have been limited by restrictions.

Decision: Reject


The Restoration and Relaunch of Victorious - A King's Lynn Shrimper

Applicant: Coastal Exploration Company

Project description: Restore and fit-out a King's Lynn Shrimper to provide sailing experiences and private charters to grow business. This supports plans to deliver community sailing experiences to people experiencing homelessness, refugees and asylum seekers and young people.

Decision: Reject


Voices of Blackwell Parish

Applicant: Platform Thirty1 Limited

Project description: Explore, record and share the personal and local histories of residents in Blackwell Parish, Bolsover.

Decision: Award £10,000 (90%)


Historical research and creation of fixed exhibition

Applicant: Nash Mills CofE Primary School

Project description: Explore the history of the school, digitise school archives, produce interpretation boards and enhance local primary schools’ history curriculum.

Decision: Award £5,100 (100%)


Woburn Heritage Centre CIO survival and enhancement

Applicant: Woburn Heritage Centre CIO

Project description: About the survival of the heritage centre located 10 miles south east of Milton Keynes.

Decision: Reject


Urgent Tower Repairs

Applicant: St Mary The Virgin, Marston Moreteyne with Lidlington

Project description: Repair a Grade 1 listed tower at St Mary the Virgin Church in Marston Moreteyne, Bedfordshire, making it a safe place for bell ringers and visitors.

Decision: Reject


FFE21 (Football For Everyone 2021)

Applicant: Dwayne Spence Football School C.I.C

Project description: To take place in Stafford and will enable local communities to come together and take part in football tournaments.

Decision: Reject


Connecting Communities at Wake House

Applicant: Bourne Arts & Community Trust

Project description: To take place in Bourne, Lincolnshire and aims to restore lost users and draw in 1000 new users at Wake House, a Grade II listed building known for its heritage of once being the residence of Charles Frederick Worth, “Father of Haute Couture”.

Decision: Award £32,200 (77%)

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