National Lottery Grants for Heritage
14 May 2021
Birdfair Bounce Back
Applicant: Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Project description: Develop the resilience of the Trust and the Birdfair and attract a more diverse audience to the event.
Decision: Award £89,800 (100%)
27 May 2021
Birmingham's Erratic Boulders: Heritage of the Ice Age
Applicant: Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust
Project description: Engage people with Ice Age ‘erractic’ boulders in Birmingham and north Worcestershire. They will undertake recording of the boulders and put arrangements in place for the future care of the sites where the boulders are.
Decision: Award £112,900 (95%)
Hands on History
Applicant: Creative Futures Midlands
Project description: Deliver 12 heritage pre-industrial craft workshops to young people in Corby, Market Harborough. These will be run by local craftspeople over the course of the project.
Decision: Award £40,300 (100%)
A History of Alternative Medicines in Birmingham
Applicant: Communities Engage and Thrive CIC
Project description: Work with adults from Birmingham city centre to explore and share the heritage of traditional medicines used by the city’s diverse communities.
Decision: Award £9,500 (100%)
Delivering Windrush and Black History related activities through fashion and music within the local community
Applicant: Fashion, Talent & Black History C.I.C
Project description: Based in Dudley, will provide fashion, music, talks and drama based interpretive events which explore the history of communities of Caribbean heritage in the UK.
Decision: Award £4,252 (100%)
Celebration of Cattle Market & East Croft area, past and present.
Applicant: Cattle Market & East Croft Heritage Group
Project description: Research and explore the history of Nottingham’s Cattle Market area, providing creative activities and skills development for local young people.
Decision: Award £46,700 (100%)
Great Meeting Chapel: historic inner city gem restored and revealed.
Applicant: Great Meeting (Endowment Fund) Charity
Project description: Deliver restoration of a Grade II listed chapel in Leicester city centre’s Churchgate Conservation Area, improve facilities and access to adjoining green space, and provide a scheme of activities to engage local residents and visitors.
Decision: Award £78,700 (79%)
Wilford Hidden Heritage Project - A Community Through Time
Applicant: Wilford Community Group
Project description: Based in Wilford, Nottingham, will increase awareness of local community heritage through a trail, recording of residents’ oral histories and delivery of a one-day history festival.
Decision: Award £9,400 (78%)
Heritage walks and talks
Applicant: The Bipolar Lift CIC
Project description: Offer heritage experiences to people living with Bipolar Disorder helping them become more involved with heritage through visits to a number of Nottingham’s heritage sites.
Decision: Award £10,000 (100%)
Alrewas - A New Millennium
Applicant: Alrewas Artes Festival Archive
Project description: Record the memories of residents of Alrewas, Burton-On-Trent, focusing on changes within the community over the past 20 years.
Decision: Award £6,900 (100%)
Heritage craft skills: Introducing and Engaging New Audiences.
Applicant: Wild Roots Creative CIC
Project description: Deliver heritage crafts workshops at events and courses in person and online. The project will aim to pass on endangered heritage craft skills identified on the Heritage Crafts Association's red list, to diverse and younger age groups.
Decision: Award £8,300 (95%)
Young people learning from the industrial heritage of the south Lincolnshire fens
Applicant: Higher Opportunities
Project description: Engage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the industrial heritage of their local area in the South Fens of Lincolnshire.
Decision: Award £9,300 (100%)
St Mary's Audio Visual Project
Applicant: St Mary's PCC Great Dunmow
Project description: Upgrade Audio Visual equipment in a Grade I listed church, located in Dunmow, Essex.
Worcester bromyard leominster greenway
Applicant: worcester bromyard leominster greenway
Project description: Undertake a feasibility study to explore turning a former railway line between Worcester and Leominster into multi-user Greenway.
Bees at Work
Applicant: Jemma Westing
Project description: Establish a new beehive rental and management business. Beehives would be delivered to client’s premises and the applicant would provide a management service and associated activities.
Applicant: Jubilee Opera Trust
Project description: Deliver a performance of Noye’s Fludde at Aldeburough beach and create education packs and a workshop for schools.
John Ball Day
Applicant: Packing Shed Theatre Company
Project description: Interpret and share the history of John Ball, the 14th century ‘great-grandfather of English socialism’.
Earth, People, Future
Applicant: Wyld Edges Community Interest Company
Project description: This pilot project will take place at Grow Cheshunt community allotment and aims to share information about permaculture.
Saving a County Treasure - The Royal Warwickshire Soldier
Applicant: Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire)
Project description: Re-locate the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum to a new site in the centre of Warwick.