Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East on 22 November 2019 and 6 December 2019.
22 November 2019
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Moreton Corbet Castle Project
Applicant: Lifegate Outreach Centre
Project description: The project will create a website and 3D digital model of Moreton Corbet Castle, a Grade I listed ruin in Shawbury, Shropshire.
Applicant: The Froglife Trust
Project description: This project would focus on ten ponds, improving them as habitats for amphibians and creating facilities for learning activities.
A Window on the Past
Applicant: PCC Doddington
Project description: This project is to restore the historic fabric of the Church of St John the Baptist, Doddington in south Shropshire, adding facilities to aid community use and make it more accessible to wider audiences.
Restoring and Sharing St Mary's Heritage
Applicant: St Mary's Church Surlingham PCC
Project description: This project will carry out repairs to the Church of St Mary’s, Surlingham, deliver activities and make the village archive accessible to the public.
Applicant: Towering Communities
Project description: This project aims to raise awareness, increase knowledge and engage people from a diverse range of communities in east Birmingham with their local natural environment.
Urgent Repairs to St Mary’s, Baldock
Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary the Virgin, Baldock
Project description: This project will undertake work to make the Grade I listed church of St Mary the Virgin watertight. It will deliver activities to interpret the heritage of the building and the town.
The Hunt for Barnet 1471- Death of the Kingmaker Project
Applicant: Barnet 1471 Battlefields Society
Project description: This project aims to carry out archaeological investigations on the site of the Battle of Barnet (1471).
A Return to Old Oswestry
Applicant: Oswestry Community Action
Project description: This project will uncover and share information about Old Oswestry Hillfort, Shropshire. This is an important Scheduled Ancient Monument celebrating the 80th anniversary of the site's only archaeological excavations.
Warwick Classics Network
Applicant: University of Warwick
Project description: This project will set up a new exhibition space and develop a network of schools, curators and academics to promote greater understanding of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
All Saints Branston Heritage and Hospitality Project
Applicant: All Saints Church- Branston PCC
Project description: This project will install new facilities, create heritage displays and trails and train volunteers.
Athletics and Running
Applicant: England Athletics Limited
Project description: This nationwide project will develop a central digital resource for athletics clubs to deposit heritage collections, work with the clubs to celebrate their heritage and create educational resources.
60 Miles by Road or Rail 2020: Northampton and Corby's New Town Heritage
Applicant: 60 Miles by Road or Rail
Project description: This project will record and celebrate the New Town history of Northampton and Corby.
Decision: Award £61,600 (39%)
Applicant: Red Rose Chain
Project description: This project will deliver theatre workshops focusing on the Suffolk witch hunts for residents of HMP Warren Hill and a youth theatre group, culminating in several performances. Research gathered will also be fed into professional performances and a permanent installation at The Avenue Theatre.
Decision: Award £95,000 (70%)
Forgotten: The British African Colonial Soldiers of WWII
Applicant: Learning Through the Arts CIC
Project description: This project will engage audiences with a more diverse and complete narrative of the Second World War victory ahead of the 75th VE Day anniversary, as a series of participatory activities and workshops across Stevenage, St Albans and Bedford.
Decision: Award £44,900 (100%)
Wicken Fen Vision: Footprints
Applicant: National Trust
Project description: This project will deliver an activity programme designed to encourage local residents to engage with the wider Wicken Fen site, reducing pressure on fragile habitats and increasing participation.
Decision: Award £75,000 (63%)
Reinvigorating Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Applicant: The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Limited
Project description: This project will enable the Trust to fund a series of urgent preliminary initiatives to inform a plan to transform its business.
Decision: Award £100,000 (100%)
Festival of Ideas
Applicant: University of Hertfordshire
Project description: This eight-month project will plan and deliver a free of charge, two-day festival at the University of Hertfordshire.
Scotter Heritage on Show for All
Applicant: Scotter Parish Council
Project description: This project aims to establish a heritage hub in the local chapel where heritage items can be displayed and local people can share social history.
Decision: Award £9,900 (99%)
My Boat Builder
Applicant: Suffolk County Council
Project description: This project will work with harder to reach young people. They will benefit from a focused programme of practical skills training, during which they will build traditional canoes and make a carved paddle, while learning about local maritime heritage and the riverside environment.
Decision: Award £7,000 (86%)
A Land fit for Heroes and Heroines
Applicant: Discover Heritage
Project Description: This project will share the heritage of the First World War through a touring exhibition, publication and DVD.
Decision: Award £9,500 (100%)
Radio Production for young people creating Educational Podcasts
Applicant: Motion Framework Derby LTD
Project description: This project will allow young people to produce radio broadcasts which explore various heritage themes including oral history, historic buildings and monuments, and local communities in Derby.
Frinton Summer Theatre Heritage Project
Applicant: Frinton Summer Theatre
Project description: This project will record the reminiscences of actors, directors and local people, and digitise archive material. A book, updated website and physical displays will interpret and share the history of the theatre.
Decision: Award £10,000 (100%)
RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre
Applicant: Ian Brown
Project description: This project will create an activity pack and install additional signage in a recently established heritage centre.
6 December 2019
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Christ Church Pauper Burials
Applicant: Chesterfield St. Helen's & District Local History Society
Project description: This project will explore the history of the graveyard at Christ Church, through research, training volunteers, holding events, schools programmes. It will also produce a booklet and exhibition.
Decision: award £22,900 (91%)
Building Capacity for a Sustainable Future
Applicant: Elvaston Castle and Gardens Trust
Project description: This project is an initial phase to increase skills and capacity to begin advanced development and delivery of a wider masterplan for Elvaston Castle and Country Park.
Re-imagining Loughborough's iconic tower
Applicant: Loughborough Carillon Tower & War Memorial Museum
Project description: This project will work to review the collections currently on display and improve interpretation within Loughborough’s Carillon Tower museum
From Clay to Treasure
Applicant: SMT Trustees Limited
Project description: This project aims to develop proposals for Spode Museum Trust to improve storage and display of the Spode collection, and the restoration and re-use of some historic buildings on the Spode site.
Decision: Award £92,500 (95%)
Nurturing the Old and the New - St Nicholas Thistleton Community Hub
Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of Cottesmore and Burley with Thistleton
Project description: This project aims to transform St Nicholas Church in Thistleton into a community hub for the village. This involves capital works and a series of community engagement activities, focused on the history of the church and heritage of the wider area.
Decision: Award £95,100 (65%)
Applicant: Whispered Tales
Project description: This project will record and celebrate the culture of sound system music through research, oral histories and an exhibition.
Decision: Award £44,100 (98%)
Worcester Life Stories
Applicant: Worcester City Council
Project description: This project will produce two digital platforms; a digitised photography collection documenting Worcester city centre, and a collection of memories from hard-to-reach audiences.
Decision: Award £79,400 (55%)
Applicant: The Froglife Trust
Project description: This project will encourage participants to record the reptiles at specific green spaces in local authorities across the country.
Decision: Award £60,300 (100%)
75th Anniversary of VE Day
Applicant: Wizzleworld Dramatics CIC
Project description: This intergenerational community project will research and record memories of the impact of the Second World War on the local people in Elmdon.
Decision: Award £9,300 (100%)
1620: A New World Odyssey
Applicant: Harleston Players
Project description: This project will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage and explore its links with Harleston.
Decision: Award £9,800 (67%)
The Shoah - Our Lost Families
Applicant: Beth Shalom Reformed Synagogue
Project description: In 2020, the world will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This project will focus on the Jewish community in Cambridge and their memories of family members who were victims of Nazi persecution. Volunteers will collect these stories.
Decision: Award £9,100 (100%)
Race, Activism and Art of the Midlands
Applicant: Black Country Visual Arts CIC
Project description: This project will focus on Caribbean and Asian people who have made considerable difference through anti-racism campaigns in their communities. It will create an online archive, heritage tours, hold workshops at events and an exhibition.
Decision: Award £3,900 (53%)
Gospel Oak; hidden South Birmingham
Applicant: Gospel Oak Community Centre
Project description: This project will research and explore the history of the Gospel Oak Estate in Birmingham. It will focus on the community history and heritage of the area, and engage local people.
Decision: Award £9,700 (100%)