England, North: delegated decisions July 2023
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
SONGO ALPHABET, STORIES AND DANCE PERFORMANCE
Applicant: African Families Support P3 CIC
Project description: This project will deliver 26 sessions and workshops on the Songo Alphabet and tribal heritage, a core element of Central African culture, music and dance. Sessions will involve heritage research and oral history recordings, and an exhibition will be delivered.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)
100 Year of Impact – Hull Deaf Centre History and Heritage Showcase
Applicant: THE HULL & EAST YORKSHIRE CENTRE FOR THE DEAF
Project description: To explore the history of Hull Deaf Centre and wider UK disability heritage through recording oral histories of members and the creation of an accessible online archive and exhibition.
Decision: Award grant of £9,960 (100%)
Women and Cancer – An Unique Story
Applicant: SAM’S DIAMONDS
Project description: To document the effects of cancer on the lives and experiences of women living in the Halton area, resulting in an archive collection and exhibition.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (100%)
Crofton Mill Pit Remembered
Applicant: Headway Arts
Project description: This project will explore the heritage of Crofton Mill Pit through researching the history of the pit and collecting stories. It will share the findings through an exhibition and create contemporary banners to showcase the history.
Decision: Award grant of £6,990 (68%)
Liberation & Freedom
Applicant: Yom Hashoah Manchester
Project description: Building on a previous project, it will explore the history of the Holocaust with students aged between 10-18 years old and produce an exhibition.
Decision: Award grant of £9,772 (100%)
Celebrating the 150th Penistone Agricultural Show
Applicant: Penistone Agricultural Society Ltd
Project description: Celebrating 150 years of the Penistone Agricultural Show through oral history training and collection, artistic interpretation of memorabilia and local memories and a new town trail.
Decision: Award grant of £9,800 (100%)
History of Fish n Chips – Grimsby vs Cleethorpes
Applicant: Synergy (Grimbsy) Community Interest Company
Project description: This project will get young people involved in the history of fish and chips in the area. They will visit archives, interview locals, create a heritage board and host an exhibition.
Decision: Award grant of £9,999 (100%)
“Empowering Communities: Learning to Create African Fashion through Traditional Techniques”
Applicant: CEE BEE GOLD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
Project description: To host workshops and sessions teaching people how to create African dresses and how to sew in the traditional African style over several weeks.
Our Hungarian Roots
Applicant: Beat Bazaar Projects
Project description: This six-month project will encourage young people to take part in creative workshops, exploring their Hungarian heritage.
Stannington Community Library
Applicant: Stannington Parish Council
Project description: This project will purchase and install a K6 phone box and bench for use in the community library, along with a storyboard on the history of the K6 phone box and telecommunications within the parish.
Well-being Workshops Club
Applicant: Foundation Mama Christine Mongi
Project description: This project will produce a series of wellbeing workshops in the local community aimed at providing training opportunities and improving health in the area.
Heritage Market Festival
Project description: This one-year project will encourage young people to explore local museum collections through creative and practical activities.
Decision: Award grant of £75,660 (95%)
My Voice – The Legacy
Applicant: Federation of Jewish Services
Project description: An inter-generational project that will empower Holocaust Survivors to share their stories. The project aims to encourage young people to learn about the importance of this heritage through the recording of oral histories, a volunteer programme and the production of life-story books.
Decision: Award grant of £246,075 (92%)
The Leeds Library: The Next Chapter Project
Applicant: The Leeds Library
Project description: To make the library collections accessible, improve audience reach and sustain operations. Physical access to the archive will be improved and public programmes will target under-served groups.
Decision: Award grant of £249,500 (24%)
The Brass Bands Archive: Preserving our Heritage, Widening Access
Applicant: Brass Bands England
Project description: This year-long project will engage new audiences with the national brass band archive, both physically and online. It will digitise the collection, produce podcasts and a series of creative workshops and webinars.
Decision: Award grant of £99,800 (79%)
Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future Resilience Project
Applicant: Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future
Project description: This two-year resilience project will target seven key areas to improve organisational capacity and sustainability. These include: governance, volunteers, business planning, audience development, marketing, evaluation and collections development.
Decision: Award grant of £54,238 (85%)
Wentworth Woodhouse – Driving Forward
Applicant: Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust
Project description: This two-year project is a key part of the organisation’s critical growth strategy. It will build resilience by creating a senior leadership team, enabling them to expand the site offer and broaden audiences.
Decision: Award grant of £232,254 (79%)
#DYC – Community Led Collecting – Fit for the Future
Applicant: Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust
Project description: This collections-based project will bring together the historical digitised and born-digital collections held within the archives to be stored online. It will enhance the accessibility of the collections, expanding audiences.
Decision: Award grant of £249,813 (100%)
Celebrating Yorkshire Carols
Applicant: Same Difference Arts CIC
Project description: Taking place over six months, this project will deliver workshops and performances in care homes, libraries and community spaces across West Yorkshire.
Applicant: Valley Heritage
Project description: To relaunch the Rossendale Footwear Collection, bringing it out of storage and providing a publicly accessible digital shoe museum.
Decision: Award grant of £20,029 (91%)
Disability, Diversity and Inclusion: Autism Oral Histories
Applicant: DIMOBI CHILDREN DISABILITY TRUST
Project description: This 18-month oral history project will document and share the heritage of autism and neurodiversity in ethnically diverse communities around Manchester.
Decision: Award grant of £99,739 (100%)
Doctor, Doctor – For Schools and Young People
Applicant: Lostock Hall Medical Centre
Project description: Bringing together materials collected and created during a previous project, including historic photographs and records. This project aims to create a dedicated webpage, classroom resources and an exhibition tour for local schools.
The Mexico 27
Applicant: Stage Door Theatre Trust
Project description: This project will host workshops for a group of young students to research the history of the Mexico Disaster of 1886. It will produce a play based on this research and tour the play around local venues for free.
Decision: Award grant of £26,672 (100%)
#DYC Tameside Reaching Out
Applicant: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Project description: This two-year Dynamic Collections project will focus on three main strands: community, collections and access. It will engage new audiences and understand its collection better through co-creation while increasing its accessibility.
Mapping Manchester: Recovering the City’s Radical Small Press History
Applicant: Commonword Enterprises Ltd
Project description: This two-year project will create a searchable online archive and map of small radical publishers from the Manchester area. Workshops and live events will be delivered to engage the public, as well as the creation of podcasts and oral history interviews.
Decision: Award grant of £159,112 (88%)
Halton Castle Hill Project
Applicant: Halton-with-Aughton Parish Council
Project description: To undertake community-based historical and archaeological exploration of the site of Halton Castle Hill. The project aims to make the site publicly accessible, creating a new public green space, picnic area and site interpretation.
Exploring Sister Cities in New York & Liverpool
Applicant: HYPE Merseyside Limited
Project description: Encouraging young people to explore the historical connections between Liverpool and New York through school workshops, youth clubs and a pop-up exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.
Saving and Sharing Elvington Airfield’s Heritage
Applicant: Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial
Project description: To upgrade storage facilities and collections management at the Yorkshire Air Museum. The project will also expand volunteer recruitment and offer student placements.
Tricketts Memorial Ground
Applicant: Rossendale Borough Council
Project description: This project will explore the community heritage of Trickett’s Memorial Grounds, restoring the green space, improving accessibility and organising creative activities for the community.
Stately Homes Project
Applicant: Leeds Theatre Trust Limited
Project description: Based on engagement with ‘Sistahood’ community groups, this project will run live artistic interventions at Harewood House over two weeks in September 2023, followed by an exhibition.
Heptonstall Sunday School Refugee Links
Applicant: Heptonstall Methodist Church
Project description: This one-year project will undertake essential external repair works to Heptonstall Methodist Church’s Sunday School building and deliver community heritage activities.
Illuminating the Past to Brighten the Future
Applicant: Netherton Feelgood Factory
Project description: Over three years this project aims to engage the local community with the history of Netherton. Using the community garden, the project will engage audiences with the natural environment, produce an exhibit on the area’s agricultural history and host flower and produce competitions.
The Kirkgate Heritage Extension #DYC
Applicant: Kirkgate Arts
Project description: To improve the management and accessibility of the local history collection through employing specialist consultants, undertaking a feasibility study and producing a programme of public events.