England, North: delegated decisions May 2023
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Back to the past the brigantes and the romans
Applicant: Friends of Wincobank Hill
Project description: To encourage understanding of an Iron Age hillfort site and educate the wider community about the history and importance to preserve this historic monument.
Decision: Award grant of £7,000
Applicant: Good Organisation (Social Ventures) CIC
Project description: To engage 20 individuals who have had personal experiences of homelessness. The project aims to identify and research a variety of historic locations within York through a series of 15 workshops, encompassing research skills, graphic design, photography and creative writing.
Decision: Award grant of £9,930
Applicant: Creative Health and Wellbeing CIC
Project description: To provide greater public access to the archive at Touchstones Gallery. This project aims to support participants to recreate some of the artworks with their own personal interpretation, learning about their relationship to Rochdale.
Decision: Award grant of £9,936
Applicant: EUROPEAN DROM CIC
Project description: To create an exhibition of successful Roma people, from history and from the present, to help motivate the community and offer opportunities to upskill.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
Applicant: Breaking Ground Heritage CIC
Project description: To continue Breaking Ground Heritage's involvement with Operation Nightingale, supporting beneficiaries that are struggling with physical and/or psychological issues. The project will do this through engagement with shared heritage and archaeological activities.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
Diverse ethnic communities: Families Nature Heritage Project
Applicant: Become United
Project description: To deliver 10 sessions for families from diverse ethnic communities who would like to know more about England’s nature. The project will introduce participants to English woodland plants, flowers and insects and will produce a resources pack. Work produced by children during sessions will be exhibited at local community centres.
Decision: Award grant of £9,750
Portals Through Time
Applicant: Back to Ours Arts Limited
Project description: To engage residents of Thornton in Hull in the exploration of the estate’s little-known past, and undertake historical research and oral recordings to produce a film, play and postcards.
Decision: Award grant of £10,000
Applicant: I Am Phab Community Shop Ltd
Project description: To fund two buses to take the most vulnerable to a club, reducing social isolation and enabling better integration with the community. The project also aims to help with organisational resilience in the short term.
The Penitential Act
Applicant: London Film School Limited
Project description: To produce a short film exploring the relationship between those in the Catholic faith and queerness, set amongst the backdrop of the AIDs crisis in 1986 in rural Lancashire.
Hull Afghan Society
Applicant: Hull Afghan Society
Project description: To organise a weekend community school for the Afghan Society. The activities aim to bring the community together, as well as share Afghan tradition and culture with other communities through lessons and family-ordinated cultural celebrations.
Applicant: Preston North End Community and Education Trust
Project description: To mark the 135th anniversary of Preston North End Football Club becoming known as the 'Invincibles' after winning the league and FA Cup double. The project will engage local communities – focusing on vulnerable people – with the heritage of the club. Through digitising the club archives, thousands of documents will be accessible to the public, enabling their use in future programmes.
Decision: Award grant of £225,400
Routes of Social Change
Applicant: Workers' Educational Association
Project description: To engage local people in co-designing and creating eight audio-visual heritage walks across the Northeast. The walks will focus on the lesser-told stories of the local communities' social, occupational and recreational past.
Decision: Award grant of £63,165
Maritime Heritage – Maritime Futures
Applicant: The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society
Project description: To focus on youth engagement, environmental sustainability and strengthening organisational resilience. This project aims to deliver several activities and events, such as the ‘Greening the Danny’ project, Maritime Futures activity days and networking. The project also aims to provide four dock tours/cruises.
Decision: Award grant of £98,978
Applicant: Deaf Active Fitness CIC
Project description: To produce a UK-wide cross-territory d/Deaf-led intergenerational oral history project, which will document and share the heritage of d/Deaf sports people. The project aims to deliver location-based training and workshop sessions for young volunteers and create a film containing interviews and additional project footage.
Decision: Award grant of £98,275
InSPIRED by Community
Applicant: St Mary's Church Huggate Parochial Church Council
Project description: To undertake urgent repairs to the failing internal and external drainage system at the church. The project will also reorder the interior of the building to make it accessible and provide a community space for visitors.
Decision: Award grant of £227,473
#DYC People, Purpose and Place in Historic Books – Dynamic Collections
Applicant: The Portico Library and Newsroom
Project description: To help the library embed a people-centred collections and cataloguing strategy to make their searchable records more accessible. This project will also include engagement activities such as public events inside and outside the library to share project outputs. People from target audience groups will be invited to six in-depth research workshops.
Decision: Award grant of £96,173
Haideh & Nejad (H&N)
Applicant: Sheba Arts CIC
Project description: To collect and curate the cultural memories important to the Iranian and Kurdish diaspora in Greater Manchester. This project aims to help engage young people in their heritage, facilitate intergenerational dialogue, and share their heritage with a wider community.
Decision: Award grant of £99,884
Textiles, Land, People – The Woven World
Applicant: British Textile Biennial
Project description: To deliver four projects within the biennial that will explore distinct heritage narratives. Commissioned artists will work alongside different communities in East Lancashire to produce a community exhibition, an education programme for schools, free workshops for the public and a volunteer programme for local people.
Decision: Award grant of £130,404
The Power of Holly Johnson
Project description: To curate Holly Johnson’s archive and create a cohesive timeline and history of his career to highlight his significant contribution to the Liverpool music scene. The project will explore his influence nationally and internationally, and will acknowledge his place in LGBTQ+ history as a cultural icon.
Decision: Award grant of £142,338
Harmony Hub Radio Elders
Applicant: Awakening Arts Awakening Hearts CIC
Project description: To communicate traditions, cultures and memories from the past by creating a space where older members of the community can tell their oral history through stories, poems and songs.
The Bootle Jam Factory
Applicant: The Gateway Collective CIC
Project description: To engage socially and economically deprived communities in Bootle, Merseyside, and explore the area's jam making history. The project will encourage people to engage with traditional skills through research, cooking and gardening activities.
Decision: Award grant of £46,189
Heritage Build Skills
Applicant: The Florence Institute Trust Limited
Project description: To deliver different training elements of practical heritage and modern construction skills, using the new Education and Training Centre. This project will include classroom-based study for career progression to address the lack of local trained workers in classic heritage restoration skills.
Dynamic Northumbria – Time, Space and Stories
Applicant: Haltwhistle Film Project Limited
Project description: To support people to create their own work inspired by heritage sites across 15 locations in Northumbria, contributing to a bigger narrative. The project will take participants to visit the landscape and/or built heritage sites, show them films, live presentations and drone footage for wider physical context. An artist will work with them to create their fragments.
Decision: Award grant of £34,906
Waste Not Want Not
Applicant: Coast and Vale Community Action
Project description: to use heritage to encourage a change in behaviour, which has a positive impact on the environment and helps people tackle the increasing cost of living. The project will deliver a programme of workshops and events exploring traditional life skills, particularly for young people, young families and older people.
Decision: Award grant of £99,824
Outdoors is Fun for Everyone
Applicant: The Conservation Volunteers
Project description: To deliver a series of activities, workshops and training days that will engage people in the natural and industrial heritage of seven selected sites.
Whitby Lobster Hatchery & Marine Discovery Centre 2023
Applicant: MARINE DISCOVERY CENTRE WHITBY CIC
Project description: To bring together conservation, education and research through new learning programmes at the Marine Discovery Centre. This project aims to foster a greater sense of connection with, and guardianship for, local marine heritage and the Yorkshire coastline.
Digitisation of SfS Archives
Applicant: Society for Storytelling
Project description: To sponsor some of the students on the MRes Storytelling programme at the University of Chester to examine the archives and publish research articles. The project aim to create a publicly available online collection of oratory storytelling publications spanning over 30 years.