National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Thistles and Dandelions
2 September 2020
Applicant: Empower Women for Change
Project description: Empower Women for Change has requested a grant increase due to impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). The project is providing skills development opportunities for Black, Asian and minority ethnicity women. This will reduce or remove barriers for under-served women engaging with the heritage sector.
Decision: award grant of £88,800
St Mary's Eskadale | conservation repairs and community engagement
23 September 2020
Applicant: Eskadale Church Restoration SCIO
Project description: The project will complete urgent repairs to the B-listed church and increase levels of engagement through an ambitious programme of activities.
Decision: award grant increase of £9,500 to make a total grant of £97,100
Penicuik Heritage Regeneration
30 September 2020
Applicant: Midlothian Council
Project description: This five-year Townscape Heritage scheme will focus on a compact area at the heart of Penicuik Conservation Area. It comprises repair and conservation works, a small grants scheme, a shopfront improvement scheme, targeted public realm works and an activity programme.
Decision: approve grant percentage from 46% to 48%