North West: delegated decisions February 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of National Lottery Heritage Fund (North West) on 27 February 2019.

Our Heritage

Rediscovering Moston Brook

A project to explore the industrial, social and natural heritage value of Moston Brook.

Applicant: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Decision: Reject

Shaw’s Hidden Gem – Playhouse 2 Heritage Celebration

The project will capture, preserve and share the heritage of Crompton Stage Society.

Applicant: Manchester Metropolitan University

Decision: Reject

New Town to New City

A project to create an intergenerational people’s archive to make a permanent record of Warrington’s past.

Applicant: Culture Warrington

Decision: Reject

The Lost Carnival of Little Lever

A project to explore the first ever documented Little Lever Carnival in 1911.

Applicant: Mytham Primary School, Bolton

Decision: Award Grant of £52,500 (100%)

Kitara Tales

A project to share and preserve the heritage of Ugandan migrants who settles in North West England.

Applicant: Manchester Nile Valley Conservation and Education Network

Decision: Reject

Virtual Brunner Trail

A project to create and manage an on-line 'virtual trail', to link all the sites and institutions supported by Sir John Tomlinson Brunner MP during his lifetime.

Applicant: Winsford Town Council

Decision: Reject

MBOAA! (Traditional rural Food customs from central Africa)

An intergenerational project to explore memories and culture of African people living in Manchester.

Applicant: Dynamic Support of Greater Manchester Ltd

Decision: Reject

Tall Ship Zebu Restoration Transitional Project

A project to carry out repairs, conservation work, and add a propulsion system to the Tall Ship Zebu.

Applicant: Tall Ship Zebu CIC

Decision: Reject

Exploration, preservation and education of the heritage of St Paul's Church, Adlington

A project to explore the history of the church and carry out repairs to the building.

Applicant: St Paul Adlington Parochial Church Council

Decision: Reject

The Leading Light

Exploring the rich heritage of Maritime history and life during the World Wars to the present day in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Applicant: Resource Creatives Enterprises Limited

Decision: Reject

Bridge the Gap

An oral history project to record the memories of people living in Leigh from 1950’s - 1970’s.

Applicant: Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link

Decision: Reject

St Peter's Parish Church Heritage and Restoration Project

A project to repair and restore the Harris stained glass window and engage the community with the buildings heritage.

Applicant: St Peter's Parish Church, Chorley

Decision: Reject

Bosley St. Mary's Church: Revealing History & Renovating the Building

A project to make physical improvements to the church and share the heritage through various activities.

Applicant: Bosley St. Mary's Parochial Church Council

Decision: Reject

St Thomas Indian Orthodox Church Project Phase 1

The project will repair and secure the church, repair the church organ and develop a programme of schools activities.

Applicant: St Thomas Indian Orthodox Church

Decision: Reject

Pickford Street Sluice Gate

The project will renovate an historic sluice gate and installation of an interpretation board.

Applicant: Macclesfield Town Council

Decision: Reject

A Chilean Story

This project will research, record and improve access to the previously under-represented heritage of Chileans living in the Liverpool City Region.

Applicant: One Latin Culture

Decision: Award Grant of £37,600 (88%)


A community project to tell the story of the Veterans Shelter which was built in 1930 as a place for veterans of (heavy) industry to meet and socialise.

Applicant: Monton Village Community Association

Decision: Award Grant of £24,000 (97%)

Bolton: Poets and Radicals 1819-1919

This project will explore Bolton's connection with radical poet Walt Whitman (WW) and other historical events which shaped the towns social and political ideals

Applicant: Live from Worktown

Decision: Reject

In Search Of Rumi

The project will explore the heritage of Rumi, a 13thC Persian poet and Sufi master, exploring his global influence and local impact on Manchester communities.

Applicant: Alchemy Arts Limited

Decision: Award Grant of £49,700 (100%)

Habitats and Heritage in Hyndburn

A project to secure long-term leases (25 years) on eight small woodlands in Hyndburn through asset transfer from Lancashire County Council.

Applicant: The Prospects Foundation

Decision: Award Grant of £95,100 (83%)

Creating a Buzz on the Moors

The project will raise public awareness of the Bilberry Bumblebee at Dove Stone nature reserve and undertake activities to conserve its natural habitat.

Applicant: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Decision: Reject

Discovered Stories, Shared Communities

This intergenerational project will explore the impact of industrial migration in Cumbria.

Applicant: Cumbria Development Education Centre

Decision: Reject

Sharing Heritage

Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy. Congleton's Very Own Suffragist. "Though she be but little, she is fierce"

To explore the heritage of Elizabeth Wolstenholme-Elmy a little know suffragette of Congleton.

Applicant: Elizabeth's Group

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (91%)

Belmont Evacuees Heritage Garden

The project will explore the heritage of WW2 evacuees in Belmont to form part of a celebration heritage garden.

Applicant: Belmont Primary School

Decision: Reject

Sharing Ruskin's legacy in Manchester at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

A project to mark the bicentenary of the birth of John Ruskin.

Applicant: Manchester Historic Buildings Trust

Decision: Award Grant of £9,700 (87%)

Edgar Wood Society website, blog, photos and year of outreach

A project to promote Edgar Wood, the architect and his work through developing a website and photographing his work.

Applicant: Edgar Wood Society

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

Civil War Centre, Cheshire

A project to renovate its building to create a dedicated space for a new Cheshire Civil War Centre

Applicant: Nantwich Museum

Decision: Reject

Encountering Wordsworth's Legacy

The project will enable schools to meaningfully explore Wordsworth's impact on Cumbria, enhancing awareness of his legacy

Applicant: Cumbria Development Education Centre

Decision: Reject

Repacking the collections

The project will repack and increase accessibility to collections, and create a searchable database.

Applicant: Wirral Council

Decision: Reject

Knowing You, Knowing Me - helping BAME communities to preserve their Family Tree & Heritage

A project which will enable SE Asian communities in Rossendale to record their family trees.

Applicant: Reaching Empowerment And Diversity CIC

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (99%)

Restoration of a Stained Glass Sundial Window at the Old Parsonage

A project to replace a stained-glass sundial and to explore the heritage of the parsonage.

Applicant: Didsbury Parsonage Trust

Decision: Reject

Peterloo People's Picnic

A project to share the heritage of Peterloo with the local community through engagement activities.

Christ the King RC Primary School

Applicant: Reject

Decision: Young Roots

The Boring Past?

The project will enable young people with special educational needs and disabilities from Rochdale to discover and explore their own particular heritage.

Applicant: Barnardo's

Decision: Reject

Milan to Millennium - Deaf History Project

The project will research, explore, interpret and share the history of Deaf People including British Sign Language.

Applicant: Manchester Deaf Centre

Decision: Award Grant of £49,600 (97%)

Lamp Light - Unearthing the heritage of Lancashire & Cheshire Miners Federation

A project to explore the mining heritage of the Lancashire and Cheshire Miners Federation.

Applicant: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Decision: Reject


First World War

Forgotten Refugees of the First World War: Birkenhead's Belgian community and their legacy.

This project will explore the stories of Birkenhead's First World War Belgian refugees, with a particular focus on their cultural and economic legacy.

Applicant: Friends of Birkenhead Park

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

Growing the Seeds of Global Citizenship

The project will explore and share research into internationalist activity in the post war period.

Applicant: Global Link

Decision: Award Grant of £9,000 (100%)

Defending freedom: The First world war and Muslim contributions.

A project to explore and share the contributions that Muslim people made to the allied side during the First World War.

Applicant: The Flowhesion Foundation

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

Tolkien On the Somme: The Origins of Middle Earth

The project will explore the Lancashire Fusiliers' connection to Tolkien, sharing his experiences serving with the Fusiliers' 11th Battalion during the First World War.

Applicant: Fusilier Museum

Decision: Award Grant of £9,200 (75%)

Remembering the First World War. Celebrating our Centenary Land

A project to explore, revive, share and creatively interpret the hidden history of the Lower Failsworth Memorial Land.

Applicant: Moston Brook Friends Group

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (82%)

Old Swan Women's World War 1 - Commemoration -Then & Now

A creative community led programme of activity in Old Swan to commemorate the contribution of women within WW1,

Applicant: Joseph Lappin Partnership Ltd

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


Resilient Heritage

Hope St Brand Development

A project to improve the branding of Hope St CIC.

Applicant: Hope St Brand Development

Decision: Reject

Foxdenton Hall - Creating a Community Asset

A project to strengthen capacity and skills. To facilitate a sustainable offer at Foxdenton Hall.

Applicant: Chadderton Together

Decision: Award Grant of £47,300 (70%)

Unlocking the future of Stubbylee Hall

The project seeks to establish a robust foundation from which to identify a sustainable future for Stubbylee Hall.

Applicant: Valley Heritage

Decision: Award Grant of £48,700 (90%)

Preparing Liverpool Cathedral

The project will establish baseline information essential to address the future repair and restoration challenges facing Liverpool Cathedral.

Applicant: Liverpool Cathedral

Decision: Reject

Elmfield Hall - Building Our Knowledge and Learning

The project aims enable the organisation to better understand the heritage and management of Elmfield Hall

Applicant: Community Solutions North West Ltd

Decision: Reject

Crafting a Sustainable Future

A project to improve the organisation’s resilience and market engagement

Applicant: The Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth Textile Collections

Decision: Reject

Z-arts: a 20/20 vision celebrating and archiving our first 20 years.

A project to celebrate the organisations 20th anniversary by reflecting on the impact it has had on the lives of local people.

Applicant: Z-arts

Decision: Reject

Falinge Park Restoration [Phase 1 - The Community Asset Transfer]

A project to develop an action plan, finalise the asset transfer process with Rochdale Council, undertake a governance review and skills audit.

Applicant: Vintage Worx Community Development Trust

Decision: Reject

The Mansion House Growth & Development Program

Age UK Mid Mersey wishes to expand its charitable services and enhance the commercial potential of the Mansion House premises.

Applicant: Age UK Mid Mersey

Decision: Reject

Lake District Foundation - Growth and Giving

A project to review fundraising and income generating strategies and processes, implement a new Customer Relationship Management System, and train staff and volunteers.

Applicant: Lake District Foundation

Decision: Reject


GPOW 2nd Round

Securing the life and heritage of St Peter's Macclesfield through critical building repairs

A project to address high levels of water ingress and undertaking work to the rainwater disposal system.

Applicant: St Peter's Church Macclesfield

Decision: Award Grant of £121,500 (57%)

St Chad's, Kirkby: Repairing the roof, bringing the community together and sharing our artistic treasures.

The project will improve the condition of the church, protecting the historic fabric from damage through water ingress

Applicant: St Chad's Church, Kirkby

Decision: Award Grant of £199,800 (73%)