Scotland: delegate decisions June 2023

Scotland: delegate decisions June 2023

Schedule of decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment for Scotland at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 28 June 2023.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

The Scottish Arts Club – 150 years of cultural history DYC

Applicant: The Scottish Arts Club

Project description: To provide wider access to the records and art collection held at the Scottish Arts Club by preserving and promoting the invaluable archive built up over 150 years. The project aims to publish a photographic record of the permanent art collection so that it can be accessed by anyone worldwide. 

Decision: Reject


Our Past, My Future

Applicant: ENABLE Scotland

Project description: To empower communities across North Lanarkshire to recognise the local history and positive changes made by people with learning disabilities to human rights and life in Scotland. The project aims to celebrate and promote the heritage of the social changes for people with learning disabilities over the last 70 years. It will also focus on the role that ENABLE Scotland, the nation’s largest disability charity, along with its members, has played in making that change.

Decision: Award grant of £237,514 (100% of total costs)


Gallan Head Guidebook

Applicant: Gallan Head Community Trust

Project description: To create a pocket size Guidebook to convey archaeological, historical, cultural and directional information about the Gallan Head / Aird area. This is a follow on from the 2019 survey work and involves compiling the survey and other information into a guidebook which will be publicly available to locals and visitors. This publication will act as an informative archive directing people to the points of archaeological and historical interest, the surrounding sights and provide an explanation of what these features are.

Decision: Reject


Exhibition Programme 2023 – Places, Spaces, Traces

Applicant: West Kilbride Community Initiative LTD

Project description: Craft Town Scotland will be hosting a touring Exhibition by international Textile Artist, Cas Holmes, 'Places, Spaces, Traces'.

Decision: Award grant of £4,120 (100% of total costs)


Love Our Seas

Applicant: Ullapool Sea Savers SCIO

Project description: To engage people with the marine heritage, using exciting, well-trialled, innovative techniques to reach the broadest possible range of participants. Love Our Seas activities will encourage positive changes in ideas and actions and improve environmental awareness in the protection of that heritage.

Decision: Award grant of £74,035 (85.2% of total costs)


Sophy & White: Dunollie Collections Unboxed

Applicant: MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust

Project description: To safeguard and contextualise the object collections, maximising impact in the new post Coronavirus (COVID-19) age. Reimagining how the collections are managed will help to widen reach and strengthen education, health and wellbeing impact. Eight groups will be targeted to widen engagement. The project aims to build capacity in terms of collections management, and promote inclusivity, diversity and climate action to help shape a sustainable future.

Decision: Award grant of £166,917 (94.94% of total costs)


St Ethelreda's Chapel Halterburn

Applicant: Till Valley Archaeological Society

Project description: The aim of the project is to run an archaeological dig and provide linked activities in a rural area often missed by larger organisations. It aims to develop closer links between the local societies to help ensure the ongoing vibrancy of these organisations.

Decision: Award grant of £7,600 (100% of total costs)


Pride of Place at Provan Hall

Applicant: Provan Hall Community Management Trust

Project description: Using the heritage site to stimulate regeneration in Easterhouse by providing accessible means to engage with Provan Hall, through recreation and learning activities for a wide range of people. The interpretation will include various interpretation methods of audio visual as well as tangible items. 

Decision: Award grant of £179,950 (87.3% of total costs)


Teviot Court & Frank Scott Court 'Auld Hawick' Photography

Applicant: Eildon Housing Association Ltd

Project description: The project aims to hang large canvas prints of local scenes and people at work or doing sport from the 1940s onwards to display local heritage and help wayfinding for tenants. Using different and prominent photographs on each floor would provide a dementia-friendly way to navigate different levels.

Decision: Reject


Crail Community Hall – Sustainability

Applicant: Crail Community Partnership

Project description: The Partnership has undertaken two urgent upgrades. Firstly to install a commercial kitchen as the business model requires the Hall to host 10 to 12 weddings to generate an income stream. Secondly to replace the gas boiler which was 20 to 25 years old. In 2021 approximately 3,500 people attended events and activities at the Hall, which rose to approximately 9,000 in 2022.

Decision: Reject


Cowdenbeath's Civic Heritage

Applicant: My Cowdenbeath CIC

Project description: To create a project for local people in Cowdenbeath, Fife to reconnect with their history and heritage by making thousands of archive images of the much-loved Gala Days and Civic Week events available online for the first time.

Decision: Award grant of £9,980 (100% of total costs)