South East: delegated decisions February 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of South East England on 19 February 2019.

Our Heritage

Acquisition of Gluck painting - 'Flora's Cloak'

The project will acquire the Flora’s Cloak painting and exhibit it at Brighton Museum.

Applicant: Royal Pavilion & Museums

Decision: Reject

Peartree 400 - Anniversary of the consecration of the first Anglican Church post Reformation

A 17th century church near Southampton applies for a programme of activities to better engage local residents and tourists, alongside some capital work to repair churchyard monuments.

Applicant: Peartree Church

Decision: Award Grant of £40,900 (91%)

New Town Heritage Explorers

This project which will establish a heritage toolkit to assess the UK's New Towns' heritage value using Milton Keynes as its development and testing ground.

Applicant: Milton Keynes Council

Decision: Award Grant of £70,100 (88%)

Capturing local memories and new photographs of Romney Marsh

This application presents an opportunity to create a 'People's Guidebook to Romney Marsh'

Applicant: Strange Cargo

Decision: Reject

Pompey: Champions of England

This project will explore the story of Portsmouth Football Club winning the First Division title twice in succession, as well as the memories of the Portsmouth community who witnessed it.

Applicant: Pompey History Society

Decision: Award Grant of £81,900 (100%)

The Sinking Chancel Floor

This project will repair the structurally unstable chancel floor of St Matthew's, Blackmoor.

Applicant: St Matthew's Church, Blackmoor & Whitehill

Decision: Reject

Increase usage and knowledge of All Saints Church, Laughton

A project to install kitchen and toilet facilities and improved interpretation

Applicant: All Saints Church, Laughton

Decision: Reject

Community facilities and educational material at St Anne's, Lewes

A project to install kitchen and toilet facilities and improved interpretation.

Applicant: St Anne's Church, Lewes

Decision: Reject

Young Roots

Celebrating 100 years of the Portsmouth Sailing Club

Young people will explore, record and share the history of Portsmouth Sailing Club, its building and the surrounding area.

Applicant: Seekers Social Enterprize CIC

Decision: Award Grant of £49,600 (100%)

Pudding Pan Rock - A rediscovery of the heritage by local young people

Working with a core group of young people and two heritage partners, the project will deliver workshops, training opportunities, an exhibition and a community meal, exploring Whitstable’s Roman heritage.

Applicant: Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Decision: Award Grant of £49,900 (100%)

LGBT+ equals me. A skip, a hop and a jump

A youth-led project examining East Sussex's LGBTQ heritage and will enable young LGBTQ people to learn skills in heritage and creative arts.

Applicant: East Sussex County Council: East Sussex Record Office

Decision: Grant of £48,500 (72%)

Tunnels of Time

Through this project the applicant wishes to highlight the heritage of two Grade II* listed forts located on the south coast.

Applicant: Peter Ashley Activity Centres

Decision: Award Grant of £8,000 (86%)

Operation Paddington

This project will explore and re-interpret the policy of child evacuation from the major cities during World War Two.

Applicant: Reading Repertory Theatre

Decision: Award Grant of £9,800 (100%)

A Smuggler's Song - Exploring the 18th Century Smuggling Trade around the East Kent Coast

This project will share local smuggling heritage through schools theatre workshops, self-guided trails, an online image archive and a video.

Applicant: The Big Reveal

Decision: Reject

Chilterns Heritage Festival 2019

The Chiltern Society applies to deliver a two week festival allowing the public to experience and celebrate less well-known and accessed Chilterns heritage.

Applicant: The Chiltern Society

Decision: Reject

West Hill (Hastings) Local Heritage and Community Festival Project

This project will explore the histories and stories behind key sites/places in the area of West Hill in Hastings, Sussex.

Applicant: Hastings & St. Leonards Society

Decision: Award Grant of £8,500 (100%)

Accessing The Past: West Dean Oral Histories

West Dean College in Sussex applies to interpret recorded oral testimonies on the later life of the poet and art patron Edward James.

Applicant: The Edward James Foundation Ltd (West College of Arts and Conservation)

Decision: Reject

150 years of Winchester School of Art - an online archive

The project will create a website to provide access to the School’s archive and information about their anniversary celebration events.

Applicant: Winchester School of Art

Decision: Reject

Leas Pavilion Community Archive

The project will collate archives related to the pavilion and hold events and an exhibition.

Applicant: Friends of the Leas Pavilion

Decision: Award Grant of £8,600 (100%)

Aldermaston History Online

The project will create a new website and training for Aldermaston History Group.

Applicant: Aldermaston History Group

Decision: Award Grant of £9,500 (99%)

West African Griot Stories

The project will explore West African Griots (storytellers) through oral histories, events, exhibition and workshops.

Applicant: African Night Fever CIC

Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (96%)

Role of Honour - The Community Event

The project will produce a community play based on research on a First World War war memorial.

Applicant: Act On It

Decision: Reject

Van Gogh Summer

Interpretation and activities celebrating Van Gogh’s time spent in Ramsgate in 1876.

Applicant: The Ramsgate Society

Decision: Award Grant of £9,100 (92%)

Six Trees and Six Flowers - The Way Through The Woods

The project will introduce school children to folk songs and nature in the Andover area.

Applicant: Andover Trees United

Decision: Reject

An audio/visual/archive based Silver Screen project for the older community of Thanet to record

This project will record and share the life stories of elderly people in Thanet, Kent.

Applicant: Kent Film Foundation

Decision: Reject

Resilient Heritage

Bringing greater resilience to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre through modernisation of governance and organisational structure.

A project to update governance and policies

Applicant: Buckinghamshire Railway centre/QuaintonRailway Society

Decision: Reject

50 More Years of Egham Museum

A project to strengthen capacity for advocacy on the impact of the museum and generate stakeholder support

Applicant: Egham Museum

Decision: Award Grant of £93,000 (100%)

Great Comp Gardens – Ensuring the future

The project will enable the applicant to undertake organisational development work at a critical juncture in its evolution.

Applicant: Great Comp Gardens

Decision: Award Grant of £58,300 (95%)

Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Building Heritage and People management capacity for the future

A project to support the Isle of Wight Steam Railway Company in establishing robust HR and information management systems. 

Applicant: Isle of Wight Railway Co Ltd

Decision: Reject

The Art of Sidney Sime - An Art Gallery Resurrected

A project supporting Sidney Sime gallery through the creation of a sustainability plan including options appraisal, business planning, audience development and financial planning

Applicant: Worplesdon Memorial Trustees

Decision: Award Grant of £42,000 (98%)

The future of archives in Buckinghamshire

A project to modernise archive services in Buckinghamshire through a service review; marketing and branding; income generation and fundraising; audience development and collections development.

Applicant: Buckinghamshire County Council

Decision: Reject

Feasibility Study for St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate

A project to enable a Feasibility Study to assess the historic assets, restoration and development of St Augustine's Abbey in Ramsgate

Applicant: Divine Television Foundation Ltd

Decision: Reject

First World War

Steady, Aim, Fire!

A project promoting FWW heritage by restoring a FWW naval defence gun, and with opportunities for the local community to assist its restoration, display and operation.

Applicant: Slough Fort Preservation Trust

Decision: Award Grant of £6,000(100%)

Bisley Memorial Windows Heritage Project

The project will reinstate lost windows in a former school chapel, now the local village hall, and research the lives of soldiers who were commemorated there, in a now-lost memorial.

Applicant: Bisley Village Hall

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (42%)

Plumpton and East Chiltington WW1 History Project

The project will create a book based on research carried out through a previous project.

Applicant: Plumpton Parish Council

Decision: Reject


This project will work with academics and learning disabled adults to research the contributions of people with learning disabilities in the First World War.

Applicant: My Life My Choice

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

Digitizing The War Illustrated

This project will improve access to, and engagement with, First World War magazine The War Illustrated.

Applicant: University of Kent

Decision: Award Grant of £8,200 (99%)

WWI Trench Experience - A lasting Memorial to Shoreham's Brave Boys

A project commemorating the impact Shoreham Fort had during World War I using learning materials.

Applicant: Friends of Shoreham Fort

Decision: Award Grant of £9,900 (45%)

Bombs, bricks and belles - our brickworks in the War

A project to enable research into stories and history at the brickworks during the First World War

Applicant: Bursledon Brickworks Museum Trust

Decision: Award Grant of £8,500 (100%)

Grants for Places of Worship

Urgent investigations and repairs to the Chancel of St Mary’s Church, Banbury

Applicant: St Mary’s Banbury Parochial Church Council

Decision: Award Grant of £218,200 (73%)

Raising and repairing the roof of Grendon Underwood Church, Buckinghamshire following the theft of lead

Applicant: The Parochial Church Council, St Leonard's Church Grendon Underwood

Decision: Award grant of £187,300 (53%)