Midlands & East: delegated decisions February 2020

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East on 25 February 2020.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Pop Art Design Heritage     

Applicant: DANAD Design Foundation

Project description: This project will record and share the heritage and story of DANAD Design.

Decision: Reject

Corby Estates Revisited

Applicant: Corby Community Arts Association Limited

Project description: The project aims to explore the heritage of Corby’s estates from 1950s onwards by conducting oral histories and making information accessible to the wider public.

Decision: Reject

The Way Forward     

Applicant: Stebbing PCC

Project description: This project will carry out works to St Mary’s Church, Stebbing and deliver community activities.

Decision: Reject

Legacy Project

Applicant: Gospel Link 360

Project description: This project will create eight documentary films focusing on gospel music heritage collecting stories and creating profiles of key people and artists in the fraternity in Birmingham.

Decision: Award £52,000 (100%)

Regenerating the late Anglo-Saxon church at Great Hale

Applicant: St John The Baptist Parish Church, Great Hale

Project description: This project has been designed to increase the use of the church by removing damaged woodwork and flooring, improving accessibility and developing interpretation of the site's natural and built history. 

Decision: Award £52,700 (61%)

A future for St Wilfrid’s Church, Alford & Exploring the Heritage of Anne Hutchinson              

Applicant: St Wilfrid's Church Alford

Project description: This project is for necessary repairs and new-build capital works, alongside a schedule of unusual and relevant engagement activities.

Decision: Reject

Building the Future: Repairing the Past   

Applicant: Haveringland Parochial Church Council

Project description: This project will carry out urgent repairs and improvements to expand the use of the building beyond its current use of services and some community activity.

Decision: Reject

Berrington Walled Garden  

Applicant: The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

Project description: This project aims to restore a significant curved wall garden and engage the local community.

Decision: Reject

Sharing History        

Applicant: Retired Caribbean Nurses' Association (Bedford)

Project description: This project will support volunteers to record around 20 oral histories from retired nurses of Caribbean descent.

Decision: Award £74,100 (99%)

BWAS: celebrating its past; finding its new future 

Applicant: Birmingham & Warwickshire Archaeological Society

Project description: This project will explore the future sustainability of Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society.

Decision: Award £31,200 (90%)

Repair and restoration of Church bells in St Peter and St Paul Church, Preston, Rutland

Applicant: Preston PCC

Project description: This project will restore the set of seven bells from St Peter and St Paul Church, Preston in Rutland, along with training and community activities to engage more people in bell-ringing.

Decision: Award £21,900 (81%)

'Pit Stop'         

Applicant: Sporting Communities CIC

Project description: This project aims to document and celebrate the mining heritage of North Staffordshire.

Decision: Reject

In search of the Women’s Land Army around Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands       

Applicant: Borderland Voices

Project description: This project will deliver intergenerational activities which explore stories from the Women's Land Army in Leek.

Decision: Award £46,300 (97%)

BATIC Wildlife and Nature Ambassadors   

Applicant: The BATIC Trust

Project description: This project will work with children from 16 schools to explore how the local natural environment has changed since 1970. Activities include workshops, class research and school trips.

Decision: Reject

The Atherstone Hatter's Celebration Garden

Applicant: North Warwickshire Borough Council

Project description: This project will create an outdoor hatting museum at Meadow Street Gardens, Atherstone.

Decision: Award £46,200 (83%)

Restoring Coventry Synagogue    

Applicant: Toorji Ltd

Project description: This project will restore Coventry Synagogue and bring it back into use as a faith, cultural and community centre.

Decision: Reject

Eastnor Church Restoration and New Facilities Project

Applicant: Parochial Church Council St. John the Baptist, Eastnor

Project description: This project will deliver a programme of repairs, upgrade works and activities to the Church of St. John the Baptist in the village of Eastnor in Herefordshire.

Decision: Award £100,000 (35%)

Darlaston Mosaic     

Applicant: Kids in Communication

Project description: This project will engage intergenerational members of the community in Darlaston, in the focus area of Walsall, featuring photographs, audio clips, blogs and oral histories to create an interactive digital “mosaic”.

Decision: Award £9,700 (100%)

A lesser told history of Bournville 

Applicant: Avery Fields Community Sports Trust

Project description: This project will explore local people’s history of Bournville Village Primary School and Bournville Rugby Club. Both of these were founded by the Cadbury family over 100 years ago as part of the Bournville Model Village in Birmingham.

Decision: Reject

Village Sign and Brother Cross Plaque    

Applicant: Burnham Overy Parish Council

Project Description: This project aims to produce and install a village sign, interpretation board and plaque.

Decision: Reject

We Dig Wollaton Geophysical Survey Training

Applicant: Trent and Peak Archaeology

Project description: This project will run a 'We Dig' training week, training participants in geophysical surveying and create a display of findings to be on public show at Wollaton Hall.

Decision: Award £10,000 (100%)

100 Years of Sporting Heritage for Ladies Hockey in Belper      

Applicant: Belper Meadows Community Sports Club

Project description: This project will explore and celebrate the history of ladies hockey in Belper, Derbyshire in their centenary year.

Decision: Award £5,300 (49%)

Diss Organ Festival 2020    

Applicant: Mechanical Music Museum Trust

Project description: This project celebrates the heritage of mechanical organs, from 16th-century water organs to the 19th-century ‘penny in the slot’ variety.

Decision: Award £4,500 (56%)

The history of Coventry's childhood games

Applicant: FUTURES THROUGH SPORT C.I.C.

Project description: This project will engage young people to explore historical childhood games played in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Decision: Award £9,400 (99%)

Hadstock 1020-2020: A Thousand Years in the Life of a Village

Applicant: Parochial Church Council of St Botolph's Hadstock

Project description: This project will deliver activities to celebrate the 1,000 year anniversary of St Botolph’s Church, Hadstock.

Decision: Award £7,200 (65%)

Wreningham Tales and Trails

Applicant: Wreningham Heritage Group

Project description: This project will celebrate and share the heritage of the village of Wreningham, Norfolk, using material collected and researched by the Wreningham Heritage Group.

Decision: Award £3,300 (100%)

Deepings Community Library - a community resource for all

Applicant: Friends of Deeping Library

Project description: This project will explore options for improving access, enhancing the building's heritage features and becoming a better base for learning and literature in the community.

Decision: Award £10,000 (52%)

Promotion & Enjoyment of Kingstanding Heritage

Applicant: New Heights Warren Farm Community Project

Project description: This project will engage a range of young volunteers in heritage designing walks and leaflets.

Decision: Award £9,900 (100%)

Tales of the Showman

Applicant: Sandwell Museum Service

Project description: This project will collect oral histories and ephemera from travelling “showmen” and document their changing role and the development of funfairs over the past 150 years.

Decision: Award £5,300 (64%)

A people's history of Stourbridge RFC

Applicant: Stourbridge Forsports

Project description: This project will explore the heritage of Stourbridge Rugby Football Club, which dates to 1876.

Decision: Award £9,800 (100%)