Project: Lego Brick History
The project aims to generate excitement across the city, encourage new, younger and family visitors to come to Hereford, enyoy the shops and cafes the city has to offer as well as the cultural opportunities not only in Broad Street but also at the Courtyard, the Black and White House, Church Street and the Cathedral. The Herefordshire Council Museum Service is mounting this exhibition in the face of reduced budgets and skeletal staffing levels. HMSSG are anxious to maximise the opportunities for visitors to interact with the exhibition, for children to play and for visitor groups of families and schools to be able to enjoy tailored activities such as Lego building alongside the static exhibits.
Project: Pomona’s Children
It became apparent to Hereford Cider Museum Trust that some people simply are not aware of the Victorian history of the Cider Museum building, how the factory changed their landscape, and the impact the Bulmer Company had as a nurturing employer of everyone from office staff to coopers. Therefore, they would like to work with older primary children to develop this awareness of their local history, and to turn it into a creative theatrical song to be performed at the museum in front of families and friends.
Project: Hush Now; Hidden Women
Community participation has had a central role in most of Feral’s work from its inauguration and never was it more of a key element than in Hush Now. A core aim of the project is to illustrate that the unmarried mothers of the Magdalene Homes were ordinary women who came from all walks of life, all classes and all economic and social backgrounds – these were ordinary women made extraordinary through circumstance. With this in mind, Feral Productions are working closely with diverse demographic groups with a view to bringing about a parity and a social cohesion through participation in great and courageous art.
1st Hereford YMCA Scout Group
Project: Scout Adventure Training – Camping Equipment
1st Hereford Scouts offer hundred of activities in-line with the Scouting activities, challenges and awards; participating at groups, regional and national level. The aim of the Scouting Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, and them becoming responsible citizens and members of their local, national and international communities. The equipment for this project will predominately be used in the 1st Hereford Scout Group and used by any other Hereford Scout group associated with the groups camp and other Scout groups in Hereford on request if available.
Project: Hereford River Carnival 2018
The River Carnival has fast become a staple annual event in Hereford, with all eyes on the River Wye as the city comes alive with music, dance, performance, a carnival of sport, the best of Hereford’s indie food scene and a boatload of watery festivities. Following the success of previous River Carnivals, the next years will expand on the already fantastic event. A huge number of activities and fun are planned for the River Carnival, with there truly being something for everyone.
Project: Borderlines Film Festival
Borderlines Film Festival will take place again in 2019. The films will be shown in up to 30 venues from arts centres to village halls with the main venue being The Courtyard. They will also be working with other venues in the City, with the Royal National College for the Blind. Local productions will be showcased and film education opportunities will be provided along with volunteering and internships for young people. The film festival will also be collaborating with Hereford Sixth Form College and Hereford College of Arts to offer a number of opportunities to their film studies students.
Project: Street Pastors & Lean on Me Project
Street Pastors train adult volunteers who patrol City Centre between the hours of 10pm and 4am, caring for those who are inebriated or impaired, injured, vulnerable or behaving in a reckless manner. Lean on Me (LOM) is a scheme running on Saturday nights where a safe place and recovery facility in Union Street is open, manned by trained 6th Form Students and Adults, where SPs can bring individuals in need of more help.
Hunderton Community Gardens Association
Project: Villastreet Gardens
Communities in Bloom
Project: Community Equipment Store Refurbishment
During the event season the FoCG equipment is borrowed by a number of other local community groups, including St James and Bartonsham Association, Friends of Central Park, Central Tupsley Community Group, SHYPP, Hereford River Carnival, St Nicholas Association, St Michaels Hospice, Music Pool, Northolme Community Centre, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, St James School, etc. The equipment is rented at very low cost to allow other community associations the benefits of having access to essential event equipment without the outlay and storage issues.
Friends of Blackfriars Rose Gardens
Project: Reviving the Rose Gardens at Blackfriars
The aim of this project is the revival of the Rose Gardens donated to the city of Hereford by the Hereford and West of England Rose Society in 1964 and subsequent years and by other donors from Rose societies in the United States and New Zealand. The Blackfriars ruins preaching cross are among the most important historic sites in Hereford. The 29 rose beds enhance the experience of all visitors, but the beds must look good – as they did when maintained by Council gardeners.
Cantilupe Street Residents Group
Project: Cantilupe Gardens
Communities in Bloom
Project: Aspire United F.C (pan ability football)
This is an opportunity for people in the city who have a learning disability to play team sport and engage in meaningful physical activity, which improves wellbeing and overall fitness.
Project: The Gathering Wave 2018
This event will be a fitting start to the centenary and Remembrance weekend in Hereford. It will promote and reinforce the awareness, understanding and appreciation of local people of all ages, of the history of their local counterparts, as well as many other groups of people. People in the local participating choirs will have a rare chance to combine in a large-scale prestige event, and perform new material written especially for them. Audience members will experience high-quality music and readings.
Project: Family Festival 2018
Following on from the success of the last three years’ festivals which saw over a thousand people come to The Courtyard to take part in creative, fun family activities, 2018’s event will take place on Wednesday 31 October & it will be Circus themed as voted for by the public. A day of performances, creative workshops and high flying activities suitable for everyone to take part in.
Project: Riversong – Back to the Source
Riversong – Back to the Source is an inspiration and engaging creative heritage project for children, their families and the general public of Hereford that will focus on the evolution of an historically neglected industrial riverside site.
Project: Furlong Fury Obstacle Challenge and Small Fry Challenge for Kids
Hereford City’s charity outdoor Obstacle Course Race (OCR) event and for the first time The Small Fry Furlong Fury is a 1km course designed for 4-11 year olds. Junior friendly obstacles allow the kids to swing, jump, run, get muddy, help each other, and have a good time while conquering a fun-filled course. Both races are in support of the Halo Sport Foundation which offers grants and free training opportunities to local talented sports people.
Project: Centenary of the Royal Air Force
The Herefordshire RAF100 Commitee aims to ensure that the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force in April 1918 is marked in Hereford and the wider county in the most appropriate manner. Nationally there is a series of events to ensure that the centenary is marked in memorable ways. The theme for these events, linked under the heading of RAF100, is to “Commemorate, Celebrate, Inspire.”
Project: Stand Up Paddle Board Training
Hereford Youth Canoe Club is a voluntary organisation that provides outdoor education to youth groups in Hereford, providing canoe facilities and trained staff. All staff donate their time and do not receive payment. They intend to introduce stand up paddle boarding courses in addition to the kayak courses they already run.
Project: Hereford River Carnival 2017-2019
The River Carnival has fast become a staple annual event in Hereford, with all eyes on the River Wye as the city comes alive with music, dance, performance, a carnival of sport, the best of Hereford’s indie food scene and a boatload of watery festivities. Following the success of previous River Carnivals, the next years will expand on the already fantastic event. A huge number of activies and fun are planned for the River Carnival, with there truly being something for everyone.
AWARDED: £15,000 (£5,000 per year for three years)
Project: Digital Support
Hereford Make provides the local community with affordable equipped workshops and facilities to support individuals in creative industries and engineering, with a focus on craft and blacksmithing. This funding will be used to provide digital software for the community group, enabling the personal and professional development of members through better edited photos, digital drawings, film editing, CAD files, publishing software and design models.
Project: Weeping Window: Hereford Cathedral
Weeping Window is a cascade of thousands of handmade ceramic poppies which appear to pour from a high window to the ground below, and tours the UK to historic venues. Hereford Cathedral is to host the Weeping Window in spring 2018. The Perpetual Trust will support this event through numerous facilities.
Project: IT Teaching Equipment
This funding will be used to purchase and install quality audio/visual multimedia equipment for Hinton Community Association’s cafe, training room and main hall for the Centre. This will enable groups to show educational material to their members, enriching the quality of sessions held, and aiding the general teaching process.
Project: Borderlines Film Festival 2018
Borderlines Film Festival will take place again in 2018. The films will be shown in up to 30 venues from arts centres to village halls with the main venue being The Courtyard. This year there will be a special focus on female Directors from World Cinema. Local productions will be showcased and film education opportunities will be provided along with volunteering and internships for young people. The film festival will also be collaborating with Hereford Sixth Form College and Hereford College of Arts to offer a number of opportunities to their film studies students.
Hereford Tourism Group
Project: Hereford City Tourism Leaflet & Map
This funding will be used in the creation of a combined leaflet and map which will enable day and short stay visitors to the City to find their way around easily, with details of attractions, where to eat and drink, and other amenities and facilities, enhancing their experience of Hereford. The leaflet will also enable residents to have better awareness of cultural heritage, encourage exploration of the City, increase visitor spending in Hereford’s businesses and encourage tourism to the City in general.
Project: Club House Refurbishment for Hereford Model Engineers
Hereford Society of Model Engineers provides a club and facilities for all forms of model engineering in Hereford, designed for all ages 12 and above. They provide a workshop, railway track for miniature locomotives, boating pond, engineering equipment and more to their members, while also putting on open days for the public.
Project: Extension to community Pathway
This funding will be used to link two stoned pathways for a distance of 300m, allowing visitors to Aylestone Park to walk circular routes in the park and view the natural wildlife and scenery in the surrounding vicinity.
Project: Don’t miss out D/deaf people!
Deaf Direct is a local, deaf-led charity in Hereford which provides support to people living with hearing loss. They help over 800 people each year to manage their hearing loss and maintain independence. This funding will be used to cover the core costs of running their Hereford Centre in 2017-2018.
Project: Promotion of Hereford’s Bid for City of Culture 2021
This funding will be used for the promotion of the bid for Hereford to become City of Culture in 2021. The campaign will raise awareness of the bid and increase support for the bid.
Project: Brain Hatton: Celebrating the Life and Work of a Herefordshire Artist
This funding supported the cleaning and reframing of a group of Brian Hatton paintings not seen by the public before, as he was an important pre-WWI artist whose paintings still hold relevance. The funding also provided the means for an exhibition of the work, coinciding with the reopening of the Hereford Library, where the public will be able to see the paintings for the first time.
Project: Scuba Diving Opportunities for Young People
The funding provided for this project supported the chance for 4 young people (aged 12 or older) to join BSAC Ocean Diver scuba training programme, run by Hereford Sub-Aqua Club. This included everything they needed to gain their qualifications, as well as provide the chance for 50 young people to have an introductory test-dive in a local pool.
Project: Hereford Outdoor Area Appeal
The National Star Foundation supports young people with complex disabilities, giving them a place to learn and let off steam. This project was directed at improving the area outside of their premises, to allow a better space for those who attend. This allowed them to to provide outside access during all seasons/weather and provide a larger area for recreational activities.
Project: Borderlines Film Festival 2017
Borderlines Film Festival will take place from Friday 24th February 2017 to Sunday 12th March 2017. The films will be shown in up to 30 venues from arts centres to village halls with the main venue being The Courtyard where 7 films will be shown per day over the 17 day period. This year there will be a special focus on female Directors from World Cinema. Local productions will be showcased and film education opportunities will be provided along with volunteering and internships for young people. The film festival will also be collaborating with Hereford Sixth Form College and Hereford College of Arts to offer a number of opportunities to their film studies students.
AWARDED – £3,000
Project: Mapping the City’s Tree Stock
This project is to fund the setting up of a dedicated Geographic Information System to create an online digital map of the trees in the city. In particular, the project will be looking out for signs of tree disease. A publicly accessible web portal showing the on-going survey results will also be set up.
Project: The Whitehouse Community Hub
St. Paul’s Tupsley Parochial Church Council authorised the creation of a charitable company, ‘Tupsley Whitehouse Project’ to enable and supervise the refurbishment of The Whitehouse, a former public house in Tupsley, Hereford. A subsequent grant was given to The Whitehouse Community Hub to occupy, run services and provide facilities for the benefit of residents of Tupsley and surrounding areas.
In 2013, Hereford City Council awarded the Tupsley Whitehouse Project Board a grant of £30,000 to be given over a 3 year period to develop the Community Hub which was identified in the Community Led Plan.
AWARDED: £5,000 of £30,000 for revenue costs in 2016/17
Project: Children & Youth Activity Groups
This funding will be used to purchase sensory equipment including toys and providing a lending service at the Children & Youth Activity Groups.
Project: Picnic in the Park & Bonfire Event
CTCG run three quality events each year to involve the community to raise funds to enhance the quality of life of all residents in Central Tupsley. This funding will be used to support two of their events; Picnic in the Park in the Summer and Bonfire Night in Autumn.
Project: Disability Access Decking Area
This funding will be used to install a raised non slip decked area to the rear of Hinton Community Centre with a ramp to enable wheelchair users access to the field/garden area.
Project: Carers Christmas Party
This funding will be used to organise a Christmas social event in order to recognise and reward adult carers living across Herefordshire for the huge contribution that they make to our society.
Widemarsh Ventures are a small local charity supporting adults with learning disabilities to access the world of work and work related experiences. This funding will be used to purchase extra racking at their new bigger unit to store recycled timbers in a safe and organised way.
Henffordd Gardens Tenants Association
Project: Rear Grounds of the Flats
This community floral project is for three raised flower beds mainly for tenants in wheelchairs and those who find it difficult to bend.
Project: Herefordshire Family Festival 2016-18
This funding will be used to build on the massive success of last year’s festival and create an even better arts festival experience for local children, parents, grandparents, carers and wider families.
AWARDED: £3,000 per year for the 2016, 2017 & 2018 festivals
Project: Brian Hatton Centenary Project
As part of the Brian Hatton Centenary Project, the gallery animation will be taken out to schools, colleges and community events in Herefordshire. The funding will be used for production of the education package, a copy of DVD and an information booklet
Project: Community Kitchen Improvement
This funding will be used for equipment and services to improve the kitchen so The Core are able to provide home prepared food. The future plans for the kitchen include; employment opportunities, teaching programs, baking workshops, party food and pop up restaurants.
Hereford Community Land Trust
Project: Community Group Start-Up Grant
The aim of Hereford Community Land Trust (Hereford CLT) is to build and support the building of homes which are affordable to rent or purchase by local people that; are ‘green’ and economical to run, reflect and build upon local vernacular architecture; are owned and managed by the members of the CLT; support and help develop the economic base of the city and have an asset lock so must be used in perpetuity to benefit the community.
Project: Communities in Bloom
The areas to be developed in this community floral project are Villa Street Gardens and the Nature Reserve at Golden Post.
AWARDED – £200
Project: Dick Whittington
The aim of this project is to bring together people from all backgrounds and ages from across the county to perform an amateur pantomime once a year whilst supporting local good causes.
AWARDED – £2,000
Project: Hereford Shop Mobility
To continue the management of Hereford City Shopmobility which provides mobility scooters and electric and manual wheelchairs for use within Hereford City.
Project: Massington Lineshaft Project
The Waterworks Museum intend to display the Lineshift in a historically authentic manner being driven by a single cylinder diesel engine and driving triple water pumps, just as it was at Massington. Visitors will actually see the water being pumped.
AWARDED – £3,000
Project: Hereford Residential 2016
This project will be an outdoor adventure for Hope’s young people at Tipi Adventure, Hereford in Summer 2016 where they will spend 3 days camping in tipi’s and learning new skills. This break away will provide the young people with the necessary respite they need from dealing with a family member’s illness.
AWARDED – £950
Project: Brian Hatton 100th Anniversary
Fugue Visions intend to stage a Brian Hatton High Town Event to mark the 100th anniversary of his untimely death in Egypt before the close of WW1. They aim to raise the profile of his work and to highlight other Hatton 100th anniversary celebratory events taking place throughout Hereford during 2016.
AWARDED – £649.28
Project: Outdoor Recreation Area
This project is to fit a door to the rear of Close House to provide a smoking area and an outdoor recreation courtyard enabling the young people to engage in cooking BBQ’s, graffiti and gardening projects.
AWARDED – £3,540
Project: Belmont Library Licence Fee
The objective of this project is to save the Belmont Library by obtaining sufficient funding to keep it open for the year April 2016 until March 2017. If the Belmont Library can be financed for another year then this will allow the SWCA/HDC the time to provide the Belmont Library with a more sustainable future.
AWARDED – £3,000
Project: Installation of Disabled Toilets in their new unit
Hereford Yoga CIC provides Iyengar yoga classes for communities in and around Hereford city for the general public and for specific groups or communities. This project aims to offer the classes to hard-to-reach or disadvantaged individuals who would not be able to access the regular public classes by improving access on the ground floor and installing an accessible WC.
Awarded – £3,000
Project: 10th Hereford Scout Hut Extension
This project is to build an extension onto the existing Westfaling Street Scout Hut which will give much needed storage space so that the Hall can develop to offer high quality facilities to an increased number of local groups from the community.
AWARDED – £3,000
Project: Hereford River Carnival 2016
The aim of this project is to build on the success of the 2015 event and to develop the opportunities to local residents in the run up to the event. This application is specifically to provide essential infrastructure on the day so the event can take place safely and is accessible to all.
AWARDED – £3,250
Three Elms Community Association
Project: Community Start up Grant
The aim of this group is to encourage and support community participation in activities that serve to enhance the local area.
AWARDED – £250
Project: Community Football Team Project
The aim of this project is to develop a youth football academy based on Grandstand Park, Hereford for boys and girls aged 8 to 16 years. The funding will be used to establish a pitch for both children and adults.
AWARDED – £2,628
Project: Veteran Poppy Man
To create a metal structure of a man sitting on a bench bedecked in poppies to raise awareness and funds through sponsorship of the poppies with all monies going to the Herefordshire British Legion.
AWARDED – £841.60
Project: Disability Road Show July 2015
To promote the interests, welfare and social inclusion of disabled people living in Herefordshire by bringing together the wide range of services, support organisations and health and social care professionals who are concerned with people with learning disabilities and the older generation, in order to inform service users, carers and each other what is available in these increasingly austere and challenging times.
AWARDED – £275
Project: Derek Evans: Herefordshire Life through a Lens
This project will celebrate Herefordshire traditions in a series of oral history films, with photographic and educational, heritage-rich interpretations. In addition, working with Herefordshire Library Service, and groups of trainees and volunteers, the image will be digitised in themed collections on the Herefordshire Histories website for public access.
AWARDED – £1,400
Project: Commemoration of the Magna Carta
The aim of this project is to promote a number of concerts and events within Hereford, to organise small concerts for older persons homes and to support a small proportion of the concert costs to enable the choir to perform for local groups with lower incomes.
AWARDED – £500
Project: Herefordshire Secondary Schools Student Leadership Conference
This is an event aimed at Year 9 students from all 14 secondary schools in Herefordshire to provide an insight into leadership for students and networking for teachers. The funding will be used to launch this.
AWARDED – £500
Project: Sounds of the Shire
The aim of this project is to provide an 8-day fringe festival whilst the Three Choirs Festival is in town celebrating their 300th anniversary consisting of live music events running on each day at various city centre venues, opening and closing with two main Saturday night events.
AWARDED – £2,000
Project: Community Equipment
The aim of this project is to improve catering facilities at Saxon Hall Community Centre to further develop the activities which take place there.
Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Committee
Project: Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Commemoration
The aim of this project is to ensure that the 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain 2015 is marked in Hereford and the wider county and is a memorable event.