England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions November/December 2019

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.

Decision: Reject

Thorp Lacu

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

Urban Impact

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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).

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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%)

Witchfinders

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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.

Decision: Reject

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

Decision: Reject

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%)

Distant Drums

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%)

Discovering Reptiles

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%)