England, North: delegate decisions May 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Director for England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 26 May 2021

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Bolton Asian Migration - Preserving the Past for the Future

Applicant: The Sunnyside Club

Project description:  Building on two previous successful Sharing Heritage projects, this 12-month project will continue to collect photographs and memories of Bolton's Asian migrants in a 3rd edition book, publish a book on Asian sports heritage in Bolton, and reprint the 1st edition. The project will be delivered mostly through engagement via social media and online but with six community sessions planned if Covid-19 restriction rules permit.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (100%)

Petticoat Patrimony

Applicant: Dream Time Creative

Project description: Dream Time Creative is a community arts service which aims to empower, embolden and provide opportunities for women in Wakefield. It works to make the contributions and achievements of women throughout history visible and is campaigning for Blue Plaque gender parity by 2028.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (80%)

Dementia Histories Pilot

Applicant: Making Space Charity

Project description: Making Space is a first-time applicant.  Beginning in July, the year-long project will engage the residents of two care homes, Kara House and Lynwood Lodge, which are the last remaining residential homes in Trafford for people living with dementia.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,600 (99%)

Lords of Redesdale II

Applicant: Friends of Harbottle Castle

Project description: This one-year local heritage project will start in July 2021 and use the history of the local castle to reflect similarities between life in the medieval period, when the castle was built, and now, with a focus on disease and environmental factors.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)

Young Person's resilience group

Applicant: Wellness at Greenacres

Project description: This year long project aims to give a diverse range of children and young people, living in an area of high deprivation, an opportunity to actively engage with their local natural environment.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (96%)

Ribbons of Gold

Applicant: Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust

Project description: This project will help protect the nationally important natural heritage of the Sefton coast and with generally well-considered plans for habitat restoration and community engagement should achieve outcomes reasonably well.

Decision: Reject

We Are Our History

Applicant: The World Reimagined

Project description: A one year research, connection and community engagement programme working across at least 8 cities in the UK, connecting professional and amateur researchers, historians, archivists and storytellers working in the field of racial justice.

Decision: Reject

Exploring My Roots Through Poetry

Applicant: Gujarati Writers Forum

Project description: This is a resubmission from Gujarati Writers Forum, a voluntary organisation based in Batley, West Yorkshire, which aims to preserve and promote the Gujarati language and culture in and around the Batley area.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)

Shenanigans - Pubs, clubs and dance halls

Applicant: Old Trafford Heritage and History Group

Project description: This intergenerational project will involve participants from some of the most deprived and culturally diverse areas of Manchester. It will contribute towards community cohesion and recovery post pandemic through improving people’s well-being.

Decision: Reject

NL20 Hampole Priory Archaeology: broadening and diversifying participation

Applicant: Soldier On! Organisation

Project description: A community archaeology project set up to partly reinforce the charity’s resilience and to engage with diverse demographics typically under-represented in heritage.

Decision: Reject

Waddow Heritage for All

Applicant: Waddow Heritage Group

Project description: A nine-month project aiming to review and refresh Waddow Heritage Group’s engagement programme of heritage tours and displays at Grade II listed Waddow Hall in Lancashire, following its closure during the pandemic.

Decision: Reject

Stained Glass window of historic and cultural importance - repair and renovation

Applicant: Lytham Methodist Church

Project description: This application is for the restoration of a stained glass window in Lytham Methodist Church, Lancashire.

Decision: Reject

The Over Hulton Heritage Wall

Applicant: Over Hulton Community Group

Project description: The project will construct a 4-metre stone Heritage/Welcome Wall in Over Hulton, Greater Manchester, featuring a pebble mosaic depicting key aspects of village heritage and an associated planting scheme.

Decision: Reject

Brotton village mining heritage

Applicant: Brotton Improvement Group

Project description: Creation of a monument reflecting the history of ironstone mining in the village.

Decision: Reject

Always Remember

Applicant: Red Rose Sports Club

Project description: This 12-month project aims to memorialise 10 individuals who have died of COVID-19 through recording the oral histories of people connected to them and digitising photographs.

Decision: Reject

Pandemic Monument for North Sheffield

Applicant: Friends of Chapeltown Park

Project description: Friends of Chapeltown Park is a charity which promotes and maintains the open spaces for the benefit of residents in Chapeltown. They want to create a new monument to commemorate the people of North Sheffield who died during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Decision: Reject


Applicant: Knaive Theatre

Project description: KnaiveTheatre is a small, award winning theatre company and a first time applicant based in Leeds. This project will run for five months until October 2021 and will celebrate the area of Lindow Moss, Cheshire by creating podcasts and digital content via apps.

Decision: Reject

Learning from the Past Exhibition at Lancaster City Museum

Applicant: Global Link

Project description: Global Link aims to showcase outputs from its latest project, Growing the Seeds of Global Citizenship (completed in March 2020), during an exhibition at Lancaster City Museum between June and September 2021.

Decision: Reject

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