Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of National Lottery Heritage Fund, London on 6th February 2019
Grants for Places of Worship R2
Repairs to tower and spire, improvements to toilets adding disabled facilities
This project will carry out Essential repair work to the tower, spire, masonry and other areas to address problems identified in the most recent Quinquennial Inspection report as being of extreme urgency
Applicant: St Matthew's Church, Surbiton
Decision: Award Grant of £187,500 (33%)
All Saints Church East Finchley Roof Repairs Project
The project will address the urgent repairs identified in order to prevent loss of historic fabric. At the same time, the project will include the enhancement of information available to the wider community (including our history), and will build on the strong school links that already exist. The project will also include publication of biographies of the First World War casualties listed on our War Memorial.
Applicant: All Saints Church, East Finchley
Decision: Award Grant of £215,100 (58%)
St Leonard's Shoreditch: urgent repairs to portico and west front
This project will carry out urgent high level & structural repairs to the grade 1 listed St. Leonard's church, Shoreditch. The building's heritage will be made more accessible by the installation of hearing loops & motorisation of heavy communicating doors. The project will engage people with the heritage of the church.
Applicant: St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch
Decision: Award Grant of £216,600 (62%)
St Mary's, Bow: solving water penetration problems and improving accessibility
This project will carry out urgent repairs at both high and lower levels of the church of St. Mary's, Bow (one of the few remaining mediaeval buildings in east London, grade II* listed and placed on Historic England's Buildings at Risk Register), to deal with water penetration problems that are causing damage to historic fabric and risking its loss
Applicant: St Mary & Holy Trinity, Bow
Decision: Award Grant of £220,700 (61%)
First World War
Remembrance: What Black Britons did during WW1
This project wants to use the centenary period to celebrate Thousands of Black Britons - people of African and/or Caribbean descent that were actively involved in WW1 and their contributions to Great Briton by empowering their users i.e. BAME boys, aged 8 to 16 years with knowledge about this/their heritage.
Applicant: Southside Young Leaders' Academy
Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (87%)
Known in your Bones – a young people’s exploration of Vitamin D deficiency
This project will explore the heritage of vitamin D deficiency from the Victorian era to modern day, researching relevant topics, holding workshops and interpreting the findings in artistic forms. It will engage with young women aged 13-25.
Applicant: All Change Arts Limited
Decision: Award Grant of £49,900 (100%)
Dulwich Hamlet Junior School Historical Archive
Dulwich Hamlet Junior School has been at the heart of the local community since its foundation in 1884 and has a large collection of historical resources. The archive is currently stored in an unsuitable manner, and urgent action is required to preserve it.
Applicant: Dulwich Hamlet Junior School
People, Paintings and Positivity
This project will focus on celebrating the heritage of Paintings in Hospitals (PiH), drawing together stories from the archives, art collection and the stories of people involved, past and present also it will benefit young creative, care professionals, arts-health workers, and local people.
Applicant: Paintings in Hospitals
Decision: Award Grant of £9,800 (99%)
Celebrating Mirza Ghalib(d.1869) the greatest poet of Urdu ghazal (love lyrics) on his 150th anniversary
This project’s aim is to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib (d1869) through a symposium and a concert to be held at British Library or Royal Asiatic Society in London.
Applicant: Culture House Arts and Media Limited
Human Jam (The St James Gardens Project) – Research and Development
This project is looking to embark on a period of research and development for the creation of its next in-house production. ‘Human Jam’ is a docu-theatre piece exploring a small community, a huge infrastructure project – and the biggest exhumation in British history.
Applicant: Camden People's Theatre
The Lost Pubs of Bow, East London
This project focuses on the old pubs of Bow and surrounding areas in the East End of London. It will be led by the Geezers, Age UK East London’s men’s club who will record and document the heritage of the old traditional pubs of Bow for future generations.
Applicant: Age UK East London
Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (100%)
Forgotten Force - Polish Women in the Second World War
This oral history project aims to give first-hand evidence of the past by audio and video recording stories of Polish women survivors of the Second World War who have been residing in the UK for the past seventy years.
Applicant: Jozef Pilsudski Institute of Research Ltd
Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)
Struggles of Bangladeshi Squatters of Myrdle Street / Parfett (1975-1995)
The project will engage community volunteers to help reveal key elements of the struggles for housing by Bangladeshi squatters living in Myrdle Street/Parfett Street and include their fight against racism, the establishment of the Sylhet Housing Co-op and the transfer of properties to its ownership by the Local Council, and the vote to transfer its assets to two local housing associations in 1994.
Applicant: East End Connection
Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (93%)
Our Heritage Cross Territory
YMCA: Celebrating 175 years
The YMCA's rich heritage and upcoming 175th anniversary is an opportunity to tell untold stories and tell afresh the stories already known as part of an Exhibition and Roadshow to be held in the summer of 2019.
Applicant: YMCA England and Wales
Decision: Award Grant of £86,600 (72%)
Combat Stress - 100
This project will be commemorating the centenary of Combat Stress, Britain's oldest military mental health charity. The anniversary will combine and make accessible to the public for the first time the charity's historic archive with over 100 filmed interviews with military veterans (and their families) from this project, recording their personal experience of military service and related PTSD and mental illness.
Applicant: Age Exchange Theatre Trust Limited
Decision: Award Grant of £98,300 (70%)
Tower Hamlets from Past to Present
This project will engage with local young people to show the 'Past and Present' of Tower Hamlets, through learning about the historical past of the borough and focusing on the commemorative mural of 'The Battle of Cable Street' and using archive material to create visual art to be featured as part of an exhibition at Tower Hamlets Local History Library from March-April 2019.
Applicant: Trapped in Zone One
East India Company Spice-War Stories (1600-1625)
The project will explore Spice-War stories from the early voyages of the East India Company (1600-1625), delve into their efforts to gain a slice of the lucrative spice trade, and interpret them through fictionalised stories.
Applicant: Brick Lane Circle Limited
Not on Our Watch
This project will use oral history to commemorate the sixtieth-anniversary of the Tower Hamlets branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. These memories will illuminate the grassroots peace movement from post-WWII to the present day, as there was no centrally organised national CND until 1967.
Applicant: Eastside Community Heritage
Journey of East London Deaf Community
This project will be investigating and collecting oral histories that explore the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act on the deaf and hard of hearing community in East London.
Applicant: Deafroots Assoication
Decision: Award Grant of £50,000 (92%)
Collecting and Sharing Cultural Heritage about the Moon in diverse and changing Woolwich
This project will work across cultures and generations to collect, preserve, share and celebrate cultural histories of the moon in Woolwich, developing the heritage skills and knowledge of young cultural producers and volunteers
Applicant: Moon Festival CIC
Decision: Award Grant of £55,200 (85%)
The Aubrey Williams Heritage Resource
This project will tell the story of Aubrey Williams who was born in former British Guiana - now Guyana - and travelled to Britain in 1952 where he pursued a celebrated career as a painter. His contribution to Modernism in Britain is typified by his role as Co-Founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement (1966-72) and his involvement in the Black British Art movement (1980s)
Applicant: Art360 FOUNDATION
This project aims to save and share the life experiences of the 500 members of the Newham Chinese Association. This is the first opportunity that the elders will have had the chance to tell their own memories as part of local heritage, recorded for posterity and the wider public
Applicant: Newham Chinese Association
UK Carnival Culture – Multiculturalism in Motion
This project will conduct research into the history, development and socio-cultural significance of Notting Hill Carnival and the significance of Caribbean carnival culture in the development of multiculturalism in London. Young people will be trained in research and interviewing techniques to equip them to make known this vital aspect of cultural heritage in the UK
Applicant: Newham Steel Band
Clean Break Theatre Company at 40
Through this project, Clean Break aims to tell their stories, share their impact and methodology and document the journey of women’s theatre and its interface with criminal justice policy and practice over the last 40 years.
Applicant: Clean Break
Decision: Award Grant of £78,100 (66%)
Restoring Hope and Celebrating the Memories and Architecture of Beckenhams Last Surviving Edwardian Brandstand
This project will restore, improve access and facilitate use of the locally listed, Edwardian bandstand in Croydon Road Recreation Ground to safeguard its future. Activities will include volunteer training and encourage learning through archival research and interpretation.
Applicant: London Borough of Bromley, Bromley Council
Meet the Collection - a pop-up museum and archive expedition across Royal Borough of Greenwich
This project will show two portable, immersive, pop-up exhibitions – ‘I am a museum’ and ‘I am an archive’ and will go on tour across the Royal Borough of Greenwich facilitated by Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust staff, artists and volunteers.
Applicant: Royal Borough of Greenwich Heritage Trust
Decision: Award Grant of £94,800 (53%)
Preserving and sharing the historic archives of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
This project aims to preserve and interpret for the benefit of the public archives, pictures, film, artefacts, and personal histories relating to the history of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, known as the Royal Hospital for Incurables until 1988 and whose archives provide a unique insight into British medical history.
Applicant: Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Grazing cattle to conserve wildlife, increase biodiversity and inspire and educate young people in Tolworth
The aims of the project are to revive and improve the neglected green space and nature reserve that is Tolworth Court Farm Fields Nature Reserve in Kingston; and to engage young people in learning about nature
in their local area.
Applicant: Environment Trust