England, North: delegated decisions January 2020

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to England, The North on 29 January 2020

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


Rainford Heritage Boards

Applicant: Rainford Parish Council

Project description: The one year project will focus on heritage linked by the linear park running through Rainford village, a large part of the parish and along the former railway line between St Helens and Rainford Junction.

Decision: Reject


Colne Commemorates VE Day

Applicant: Colne Town Council

Project description: Engage residents in re-enactments and commemoration activities for VE Day.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (47%)



Applicant: Nigeria Community Association

Project description: Engage people, particularly young people, in the heritage of West African base drumming, dance steps and cultural costumes.

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


The QUAY - Manchester Music Heritage Radio

Applicant: Quay.Radio Ltd

Project description: Conduct a feasibility study on establishing an independent not-for-profit radio station.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,800 (100%)


Strengthening Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre's (CBDC) Governance and Resilience

Applicant: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust

Project description: Enable the applicant to meet the challenges of the next 10-20 years. Financial resilience will be increased by broadening the range of services it provides.

Decision: Award Grant of £7,100 (100%)


Our Sefton Seal

Applicant: The Inclusion Network

Project description: Engage 35 young people from lower socio-economic backgerounds in Bootle, Merseyside with the heritage of the borough of Sefton.

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


Aglionby Pond Restoration Project

Applicant: Wetheral Parish Council

Project description: Restore the pond and woodland in Aglionby, near Carlisle, Cumbria.

Decision: Reject


Memories of WWII

Applicant: Knutsford Town Council

Project description: Commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day by recording the social history of Knutsford in the 1930’s and 40’s and creating a video archive.

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


Three intriguing Rochdale fossils and the landscapes they came from: Guides and performance

Applicant: Skylight Circus Arts

Project description: Research three fossils and the landscapes they came from around Rochdale, produce accessible guide/maps for walks to three sites and develop a performance featuring stories from the research.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (58%)


Blackrod - Our Stories

Applicant: Blackrod Sports and Community Centre

Project description: Record the experiences of people living in the Blackrod and Horwich areas of Bolton, Greater Manchester.

Decision: Reject


Brindle cold war bunker (revised)

Applicant: Brindle cold war bunker

Project description: Restoration of Brindle Cold War Bunker's external features, purchase and installation of specialist radio equipment and installation of fixtures and fittings to recreate the original interior. A public programme of events, talks and activities about the bunker’s heritage.

Decision: Award Grant of £8,500 (100%)


Warrington Celebrates: VE75

Applicant: Warrington Borough Council

Project description: Create an interactive exhibition with performances and community activities exploring the impact of the Second World War on the area and the celebration events marking VE Day.

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


Finding a Green Route via Cleethorpes

Applicant: Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire

Project description: Explore the feasibility of connecting urban green spaces in Cleethorpes to create a nature corridor.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,700 (100%)


The environment and life of the Shiremoor community in 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Applicant: Shiremoor Health Advice Resource Project

Project description: Encourage local residents to be involved in the making of items which capture the history of the mining in their community.

Decision: Reject


Spennymoor Reflections

Applicant: Spennymoor Youth and Community Association

Project description: Enable people to learn about the area’s history and social change in and around Spennymoor Youth and Community Centre, from its opening in 1969 to the present day. Capturing memories within the local community.

Decision: Award Grant of £8,100 (100%)


St Teresa’s – A School and Community at War 1939 – 45

Applicant: St. Teresa's RC Primary School

Project description: Engage school children with local Second World War history and the surrounding Tyneside area's Home Front experience. 

Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (98%)


Cracking Cholera

Applicant: Cap-a-Pie Engagements

Project description: Engage pupils from five Tyneside schools in learning about the 1831/32 cholera outbreak in Gateshead through workshops and archive materials held at Newcastle University.

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


Angels of the North

Applicant: Northumberland Theatre Company

Project description: NTC Touring Theatre Co Ltd T/A Northumberland Theatre will write and produce a play based on this book 'Angels of the North' by Joyce Quinn and Moira Kilkenny, which they have been given rights to.

Decision: Reject


Commemorating Ferryhill's Mining Heritage

Applicant: Ferryhill Town Council

Project description: Restore a former mining wheel to be displayed alongside a pit tub and davy lamp within Dean Bank Recreation Park.

Decision: Reject


Chopwell GeoStories

Applicant: Chopwell Regeneration CIO

Project description: Engage adults and young people from the local community in exploring and celebrating the history of Chopwell, with afocus around the village's industrial and coal mining past.

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


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


An Oral History of Liverpool’s Sub- Saharan African and Muslim Seafaring Communities


Project description: Train volunteers to record oral histories with Yemeni, Nigerian, Gambian and Somalian elders who settled in Liverpool in the 1960s as a consequence of maritime work.

Decision: Award Grant of £24,200 (91%)


Play Through The Ages

Applicant: Garston Adventure Playground

Project description: Mark the 40th year of Garston Adventure Playground in Liverpool, mainly through events, oral histories and related interpretation. 

Decision: Reject




Moss Side Boxing Club - From then to Now

Applicant: Hercules Productions

Project description: Engage young people to research and creatively interpret the history of Moss Side Boxing Club.

Decision: Reject


The St Helens Oral History Project

Applicant: St Helens Library Service

Project description: Collect a minimum of 127 oral histories on audio and video, to be added to the online St Helens Community Archive.

Decision: Award Grant of £86,300 (94%)


Supporting young people to share their community cultural heritage through childhood games

Applicant: Sporting Heritage Community Interest Company

Project description: Increase the capacity of heritage, community and youth practitioners in Bradford.

Decision: Reject


Stirring up the Past

Applicant: Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah

Project description: Use participatory theatre to engage young people and families in the collections of Leeds Discovery Centre.

Decision: Award Grant of £14,900 (24%)


Public House - The Yorkshire Square

Applicant: Compass Live Art Limited

Project description: Work with people from across Leeds to explore the community heritage and traditions of local pubs and the wider social impact of pub closures on people and places.

Decision: Award Grant of £26,000 (72%)


Durham Miners Association - Resilience & Sustainability Programme

Applicant: Durham Miners Association

Project description: Undertake key pieces of work that will enable the Durham Miners Association to move from being a former trade union to a charitable body with a sound governance and financial base. This will enable it to take on the sustainable management of significant heritage assets and ensure that they are accessible for future generations.

Decision: Award Grant of £47,300 (62%)


The Body on Killhope Moor

Applicant: Drama in the Dale

Project Description: Engage the wider community of Weardale with the story of the unnamed body found on Killhope Moor in 1921 through participatory research and creative activities.

Decision: Award Grant of £60,000 (100%)


Communities in Carnival

Applicant: The Creative Seed CIC

Project Description: Engage new audiences within Southwick Green with its carnival heritage through oral history collection.

Decision: Reject