England, North: delegated decisions August 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to England, The North on 28 August 2019.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage £3,000 - £10,000


The story of Great Ayton's High Street through the eyes of pollinators

Applicant: Moor Sustainable CIC

Project description:  Bring together the community and existing village groups to enable residents and visitors to learn about the development of Great Ayton and engage in discussions around planting and green spaces.

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


St Michaels Feasability Study

Applicant: Hudswell Community Charity

Project description: Undertake an options appraisal and feasibility study to determine a viable new use for the recently redundant Grade II Listed St Michael and All Angels Church in Hudswell.

Decision: Reject


Field of Memories

Applicant: Bradford City FC Community Foundation

Project description: An 11-month project that will recruit a Project Manager and volunteers to undertake an oral history project recording fans’ memories of the ground and produce a film.

Decision: Reject


Stamford Bridge Heritage & Youth Centre

Applicant: Stamford Bridge Sports Hall Association Ltd

Project description: Create a heritage focused area as part of the development of the Old Station House into a community facility which will include a youth centre, heritage area, café and car park.

Decision: Reject


Hall Road Heritage

Applicant: Hall Road Academy

Project description: Purchase heritage books and resources, provide school visits to heritage projects and undertake community activities such as walking tours, workshops and speakers.

Decision: Reject


United in Sports Initiative

Applicant: United in Sports Initiative

Project description: The project will focus on the heritage of sport, food and the arts relative to the diverse communities that UiSI works with.

Decision: Reject


Brindle cold war bunker

Applicant: Brindle cold war bunker

Project description: Restore and renovate the Brinscall Cold War Bunker.

Decision: Reject


The Muni Memory Map

Applicant: Pendle Leisure Trust

Project description: This is a six-month consultation project which will aim to capture the public's memories and feelings towards The Muni, which operates as an entertainment/arts venue.

Decision: Award Grant of £8,200 (80%)



Applicant: Homes for Ulverston CLT LTD

Project description: Record the histories of former staff and customers of Hartley's Brewery, carry out archival research and produce a website, publication and interpretation.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (91%)


Playing Out

Applicant: Rule of Three Arts Ltd

Project description: The ten-month intergenerational project will engage people with the history of children’s games and outdoor play in the post-war years in Bootle in Sefton, Merseyside.

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


Celebrating our Heritage

Applicant: Edo Diaspora UK CIC

Project description: This six-month project will focus on the culture of Edo people living in Manchester, specifically on dress and story telling, and will involve two community events.

Decision: Reject


Forest School Outdoor Classroom

Applicant: St Nicholas Primary School

Project description: Build an outdoor classroom so the school can increase and enhance their provision for forest school sessions.

Decision: Reject


Remembering Eden

Applicant: Penrith and Eden Museum

Project description: PEM will engage older people, people with dementia and young people with collections to create an exhibition and series of wellness boxes. 

Decision: Award Grant of £4,300 (100%)


Restoration of Mount Farm Way pond

Applicant: Friends of Mount Farm Way Pond

Project description: Carry out restoration work on Mount Farm Way Pond, Ellesmere Port.

Decision: Reject


Local Community Historical Association

Applicant: Friends of the Carnegie Library Castleton

Project description: Create a local history hub within the Carnegie Library.

Decision: Reject


Meadow Well Matters

Applicant: Meadow Well Connected

Project description: Deliver a heritage learning programme to engage a wider audience in better understanding their local heritage, identity and the impact of significant events in recent decades on the community.

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


Leadgate's Industrial Past

Applicant: Digital Voice for Communities

Project description: Deliver a learning programme to engage people in better understanding the local heritage of the Consett area.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,000 (82%)


Community Bell Restoration

Applicant: St. John's Bell ringers, St. John's Church, Shildon

Project description: Train and develop the art of bell ringing to all age groups from the age of 10 years.

Decision: Reject


Basic employment skills and alcohol & drug abuse workshops

Applicant: RCCG Living Faith Sunderland

Project description: Purchase five computers to provide basic employment skills training such as basic computer training and CV writing

Decision: Reject


Novak Commission

Applicant: The Customs House

Project description: Deliver an international quality, but locally led, outdoor contemporary arts event over three nights in October 2019.

Decision: Reject


National Lottery Grants for Heritage £10,000 - £100,000


Black Waters Heritage project (BWH)

Applicant: Phoenix Dance Theatre

Project description: Work with young people across Leeds to create a co-curated exhibition and digital educational resource showcasing the shared heritage of multi-cultural Britain.

Decision: Award Grant of £55,800 (100%)


Setso Sa Rona (OUR CULTURE)

Applicant: Umoja Community Support (UCOS)

Project description: Deliver intergenerational activities and create an online archive of oral histories

Decision: Reject


Smile! Reporting Tameside's Social History

Applicant: Tameside Local Studies and Archives

Project description: Digitise, catalogue and share the photographic archive of the Tameside Reporter dating from the 1950s–2000s.

Decision: Award Grant of £49,900 (83%)


St Mary's Church dry rot treatment and repairs project, Phase 2

Applicant: St Mary's Church PCC Wallsey

Project description: Secure the historic fabric of one of the last remaining open listed buildings in Liscard, Wallasey, addressing a significant repair issue in an otherwise well-maintained church.

Decision: Award Grant of £97,600 (100%)


Kitara Tales

Applicant: Manchester Nile Valley Conservation and Education Network

Project description: Record and share the oral histories of Ugandan migrants now living in Greater Manchester, focusing on the traditions surrounding births, initiations, marriages and deaths.

Decision: Award Grant of £39,900 (100%)


Keep the Lion Dancing

Applicant: Wai Yin Society

Project description: The project will engage groups of young people to explore traditional Fujian and Canton Chinese festivals and highlight their significance to Manchester's Chinese communities.

Decision: Reject


Windrush Wonders

Applicant: Migrants Union

Project description: Record the memories the Windrush generation who have lived in the UK (Manchester, Preston and Stockport) and their descendants.

Decision: Award Grant of £90,400 (100%)


Prescot 1597

Applicant: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Project description: Engage local people in a series of research and training sessions to better interpret the Elizabethan heritage of Prescot in Knowsley.

Decision: Award Grant of £50,800 (91%)


Positive Oldham Music Cultures

Applicant: Mahdlo Youth Zone

Project description: Celebrating music heritage and different cultural musical styles through providing a range of learning, participation and exploration opportunities for young people.

Decision: Award Grant of £56,600 (83%)


Metropolitan Perspectives: Sharing heritage, building futures

Applicant: Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool

Project description: The project will improve the visitor experience at the Cathedral by providing new interpretation and self-guided tours and by increasing diversity within its volunteer team.

Decision: Award Grant of £91,800 (100%)


Wild@the edges

Applicant: Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

Project description: Establish baseline data for local species and their habitats to improve future land management and influence the design of an upcoming national strategy.

Decision: Award Grant of £67,000 (93%)



Applicant: Headliners UK

Project description: Collect stories from people across Tyne and Wear to highlight their collective experiences of how migration has shaped their new, emerging and established communities and perspectives.

Decision: Award Grant of £99,200 (93%)


METRO2020: Moving Stories from 40 Years of the Tyne and Wear METRO Transport System

Applicant: Newcastle University

Project description: Create an accessible archive to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tyne and Wear Metro's first passenger journey and engage wider audiences with its significant social and engineering heritage.

Decision: Reject