Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Staffordshire History Centre round two
application will be submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund
in March. Cabinet will be asked to confirm the submission and the
matched funding from Staffordshire County Council.
“Staffordshire’s residents have been making history for thousands of years; as traders, inventors, writers and first-hand witnesses of the changes to Britain from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century.
These invaluable collections allow both individuals and communities to reflect on our past and inform our future.
If our round two bid for National Lottery Heritage Funding for the Staffordshire History Centre project is successful, it will create imaginative and exciting ways to connect Staffordshire people and their stories, and at the same time, will secure access to historic collections for the next fifty-five years.”
Victoria Wilson, Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture
Reasons for the Decision – To consider the round two bid for National Lottery Heritage Funding for the Staffordshire History Centre project which, if successful, will create imaginative and exciting ways to connect Staffordshire people and their stories, and at the same time, will secure access to historic collections for the next fifty-five years.
Decision – (a) That the Round Two application to deliver the Staffordshire History Centre (which will provide additional storage, release the current QB Archive Outstore and support the Property Strategy) be submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund on 1 March 2021.
(b) That if the application referred to above is successful, the Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Families and Communities be authorised to accept the grant funding, terms and conditions, and, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, deliver the project.
(c) That the planned capital investment and project delivery costs of £6.332m for the four-storey extension of the Staffordshire Record Office be approved (subject to confirmation of NLHF funding) and that this is added to the Council’s capital programme.
(d) That additional revenue provision of £0.196m be made from 2023/24 to meet the
additional costs of this property venture.
Report author: Joanna Terry
Publication date: 18/02/2021
Date of decision: 17/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 24/02/2021