Outcomes

There is a clear link between the outcomes for the project, the vision, the aims, the needs of participants, the space, the equipment, funds and manpower toachieve the outcomes, and the capability of the team to deliver them. We are aware of this interrelationship and have thought it through in a realistic way. Outcomes are important. They are the project.HG-18-01514 !140Video presentation in the church of the history of Charmouth4a “WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL YOUR PROJECT MAKE FOR HERITAGE?”(1) Heritage will be better managedWe are already in the process of bringing together a team of skilled andknowledgeable volunteers, committed local partners from not only Charmouth, butalong this section of the Jurassic Coast and Marshwood Vale. This team alreadyconsists of three experienced volunteers with a professional background inbuilding and project development work, collaborating with our Church Architect,Marcus Chantrey RIBA AABC, (Director, Benjamin & Beauchamp), who preparesthe church Quinquennial Reports. These, together with a professional team ofheritage experts, will work together to produce a clearly structured, costed andprogrammed Management and Maintenance Plan (M&MP). Our Business plan fordoing this will outline our vision and strategy, our plans for income generation,employment, volunteer recruitment and support, and well managed governancethat will ensure the success and sustainability of the project. Our Programme willensure the project is sustainable in the 10 years and more beyond the HLFdevelopment phase, in order to fulfil the M&MP.This is a long-term project covering many decades of conservation andredevelopment, which will also include the significant commitment of the Churchof England, through the Diocese of Salisbury. Our regional Archdeacon andBishop regard this church as being of considerable long-term importance, given itshistory and position on the Jurassic Coast.A significant increase in the number of services and events (such as Funerals,Weddings, Christenings, Concerts, Exhibitions, Lectures) will generate additionalfinancial and personnel resources for the management of the heritage.Work on the cataloguing and rationalisation of the church memorials and archiveswill result in a meaningful emergence of previously undiscovered material whichcould so easily become lost to future generations if not managed through thisproject. We possess in Neil Mattingly a very energetic and highly regarded localhistorian who is already proving himself to be passionate about recording ourmany wall-mounted memorials, and some of the key important historicgravestones will be restored and brought inside. Neil will continue to make thestories behind the memorials known through his publications, ‘Shoreline’Magazine, and popular public lectures.HG-18-01514 !141(2) Heritage will be in better conditionThe fabric of our historic parish church of St Andrew’s at the heart of the villagewill be saved for future generations. It is in fact now the only remaining churchbuilding open for worship in this village. This is the third church to stand upon thissite, and we want it to have a long term sustainable future to benefit generationsto come. Indeed, our aim is that we redevelop this church in such a way that thevillage becomes proud of its church, rather than commenting upon its poor state ofrepair.Whilst much of this project is about using this church and its surroundinglandscape to tell the story of an important past, and to involve the local communityand its 400,000+ visitors, all this would be meaningless unless the fabric of thebuilding is saved. The development of our long-term Management andMaintenance Plan through our own local team of knowledgeable volunteers (andArchitect) will provide us with the tools and incentive to continue to sustain thebuilding. This will help prevent the deterioration which continues to occur inrespect of the building and its contents. It is presently registered in the EnglishHeritage Historic Buildings At Risk Register under the category of ‘poor’ and theheading of ‘remedy unresolved’.As mentioned elsewhere in our application, the unusual design and layout of thisbuilding, by Charles Fowler, is recognised nationally by specialists in heritage andbuilding design. Surveys within the Charmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan(currently being developed by a sub-committee of the Parish Council) indicate thata large proportion of the population regard the continuation of this church withinCharmouth as a significant community asset of great importance to them, even ifthey are not regular attenders at Sunday Services. It is an essential part of thestreet landscape of Charmouth, and we are increasingly drawing more people intoensuring it remains a key part of the heritage of the village, through our activitiesand regular updates on progress in our community magazine, ‘Shoreline’.Special mention must be made of the tower which, with its weather vane andclock and attractive appearance, is of particular, iconic, importance for the village.There are many local people and visitors who regard the tower as a speciallandmark, visible from many vantage points, and very distinctive within the villagelandscape. The Parish Council will commit funds to work on the clock, weathervane and perhaps the tower bell, if the tower can be renovated. Structural repairsHG-18-01514 !142to the tower (one of the principle costs of this project) will enable the tower to bevisited again by many people, in the context of the historical heritage exhibitionlocated there. These tower renovations would also open up future possibilities foraccess to the tower roof – a superb vantage point to view the entire village, coastand hinterland. We intend to install a Webcam on the tower linked to a videoscreen within the café.HG-18-01514 !143(3) Heritage will be better interpreted and explainedThe strong ethos of this project is the discovery, rationalisation, celebration, andinnovative presentation of not only the heritage of the building, historical materialsand churchyard, but of a heritage that extends way beyond the site itself. Ourhistoric building and ancient site of Christian worship in an Area of OutstandingNatural Beauty is ideally suited as a refreshing welcome to the many facetsdescribed as heritage here.We want to interpret the heritage of St Andrew’s within the secular and religiousheritage of this area. Charmouth has been closely associated with the importantcommunity of monks at Forde Abbey, and was also an important place of conflictduring the ‘ejections’ arising from the Reformation (involving the Wesleys,amongst others) – so we intend to record the heritage of St Andrew’s within thiswider context.We intend to use a range of innovative methods to help explain to locals andvisitors the value of the heritage of this section of the Jurassic Coast – in additionto literature and exhibitions that have already been referred to in our submissionto HLF, we will provide three mobile perspex-topped pedestal heritage displayunits to aid these displays. We have, as part of the Changing Spaces team, anenthusiastic and highly qualified IT Group which intends to develop the buildingwith wi-fi internet facilities, as an educational base for communicating the heritageof the area to schools (especially our local village Primary School), uniformedorganisations, and the younger generation in particular. This IT Group alsointends to make much greater use of social media in order to publicise all that wecan offer, and provide alternative ways to explain and interpret the heritage in andaround St Andrew’s Church.We aim to set up a live video of renovation works, so that visitors can see theprogress of the HLF Project as it progresses (at ground level). Our existingGolden Cap Team website, and a new ‘Changing Spaces’ website will ensure ourheritage and the progress of our Project, will be explained to a much wideraudience. It will include a ‘Contact Us’ facility, to encourage feedback from localsand visitors upon further improvements to heritage interpretation. ALSO we woulddevelop a Changing Spaces app to allow people to follow the project on theirsmart phones as it develops and then delivers our programme. Additionally, itHG-18-01514 !144eye-catcherwould help to guide people around the building and exhibitions (reducing thedemand on volunteers). It would also help promote our various events.Once the tower is safe to climb, and contains this exhibition, we intend to organiseregular tours of the tower. We know this is an attractive proposition, fromawareness of other churches or similar buildings. Charges for these tours, withtrained tour guides, will provide a useful source of income. The tower will containthe permanent history of Charmouth, which will be regularly refreshed.We will combine with this primarily historic heritage: art exhibitions, heritagedisplays, visitor information (at our planned Welcome Desk). Thus thecombination of a gem of an historic building with creative displays (usingtraditional and new electronic media) will bring heritage alive in new ways, andalso provide a valuable contribution to tourist information.In addition we plan for the churchyard reordering to extend the display of heritageinto public view from the main street. Opening up the churchyard will make it,andof course the church, far more accessible to locals and visitors. We intend thechurchyard to be the focal point (start and conclusion) to a heritage / sculpturetrail (with interpretative boards) around the village and down to the coast andbeach. Thus the heritage will be brought alive in new ways, enabling the village todevelop a new understanding of itself.HG-18-01514 !145(4) Heritage will be identified / recordedThe heritage involved in this project includes a significant amount of archivalmaterial relating to local families, nearby locations in west Dorset, east Devon andsouth Somerset. It includes commemorative plaques, memorials, gravestonesand museum collections at Dorchester, Lyme Regis and Bristol. Investigation andrationalisation of the church memorials and archives will result in the emergenceof material that could so easily be lost to future generations. Already, onemember of our Changing Spaces Team – Neil Mattingly – is heavily involved inthe co-ordination of this material. He is frequently contacted by local people, thelocal press, and other places in this region for help in updating data in the aspectsof heritage specified above, including also local family archives and villagerecords. This process will be heightened as the project develops, in associationin particular with other members of the long-established and highly respectedPavey Local History Group. Another collaborator in this work of heritageidentification and recording is the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre – whichreceives updates on the World Heritage site that will be passed on to our ownproject through our close links.We already have an outstanding book by a local author – this continues to sellwell with all profits going to the Changing Spaces project. It is laid out in asubstantial exhibition of displays, that we intend to be located mainly within thetower. The author of this work is a great enthusiast, and continues in hisresearches of local heritage history. He aims to supplement both the book andexhibition with further explanations and interpretations of our local heritage inprinted and visual formats. The church provides an ideal venue for his heritagelectures. A number of heritage events around his book and its content have filledthe church completely with over 200 paying guests at each event. More suchevents are already planned for 2018 and beyond. Neil’s work will continue as theproject develops, and will provide (with other local heritage experts) much of thecontent we will use within and beyond the delivery phase.HG-18-01514 !146Model showing interior of the medieval church4b “WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL YOUR PROJECT MAKE FOR PEOPLE?(5) People will have developed skillsLeadership – of an exciting project that is an innovative partnership betweenChanging Spaces and Community organisations. The Changing Spaces Boardwill learn how to utilise a church building that remains open for worship as a multipurposefacility for use by a variety of groups to enhance the life of the community,in accordance with recommendations in the Government – backed ‘Taylor Review’on the sustainable future of Places of Worship. Leadership skills will develop asBoard members, and volunteers, learn to utilise their various types of leadershipskills. Entrepreneurial skills will be particularly important.Officers – as specified in the Volunteer Recruitment Policy (Finance,Administration, Grants, Volunteer Officer, etc) will have developed their skills inmanaging a challenging project at the heart of the community. This is alreadyproviding fresh pleasure and fulfilment to many associated with our project (as isevident from our joint team submission). The heritage that our building curateswill be in a stronger, sustainable position because the skills of our relatively smallParochial Church Council will have been supplemented by additional talent fromthe wider community, reaching out to both the community and visitors in a muchbroader way, including interpreting our religious heritage to a wider audience.Maintenance Team – this project has resulted in the formation of a fabricmaintenance team. This Team will bring together professionals with longexperience in the construction industry, with others who have developed anenthusiasm for the care of the heritage of the church. Skills between theseindividuals will grow, as the team collaborates with our Church Architect, DiocesanAdvisory Committee, and other professionals. The preservation of the buildingthrough the provision of an HLF Grant will be sustained by the commitment of thisteam, in collaboration with expertise drawn from the other churches of the GoldenCap Team, and the resources of the Diocese of Salisbury.Trusteeship – one of the important consequences of this project is that theChanging Spaces trustees will develop skills for themselves and for others in howto fulfil their various responsibilities as able and responsible trustees of theheritage entrusted to them. This will include not only the building, as the majorasset, but also the content of the various heritage exhibitions. There will be alegal accountability for exemplary care of the heritage, and how it is shown andHG-18-01514 !147interpreted to others. This will require new skills which will be learned throughtraining and mentoring.Financial Management – the greatly expanded variety of different exhibitions,concerts, lectures, with ancillary catering will result in increased income which willsupport the longer term sustainability of the building. This additional source ofcapital and revenue income is very much needed if the building is to continue tobe maintained at the required level. The nurturing of the heritage within theconfines of this building will require development of various financial skills, aidedby appropriate training. We are aware of the need to recruit additional memberswith financial acumen to our Team to ensure accurate accounting. Charmouth is acommunity with many new arrivals who have financial management skills – weintend to involve them.IT expertise – it is intended that the project will have its own website and obtainwi-fi access, providing opportunity to download apps for guidance inside andbeyond the church. IT will be used by both visitors and the Changing Spacesteam. The management of heritage in the future will require the development of ITskills, for instance in the use of social media to promote heritage to internet-savvyyounger generations. We intend to build upon our existing contacts with our localPrimary School and nearby Secondary School, involving them in the use ofmodern media as an exciting way of understanding and interpreting heritage.Training – We recognise the need for appropriate, and sufficient training for allinvolved in the project. The cost of this training is included in our budgets -specifically:a) HR training for recruiting and coordination with professional advisersb) Training for Board members as a corporate teamc) Training in expertise required of our finance officer in handling grants, etcd) Training in IT skills to utilise social media and publicity with youngergenerationse) Volunteer coordinator’s skills in recruitment, training, support, retentionf) Training for the Maintenance Teamg) Training in large-scale Events Management skills. e.g. for our Annual HeritageFestival.HG-18-01514 !148h) Training in the production and continual updating of policies. e.g DataProtection (GDPR), Safeguarding, Health & Safety, EnvironmentalHealth, Risk Assessment, and ManagementThe outcome will be a well trained team able to both develop andsustain this project in longer term. We would also intend to offer trainingpackages or mentoring/coaching to other organisations or individualswithin the area – requiring training for these trainers.(6) People will have learned about heritageWe intend that people of all ages will grow in both knowledge and understandingof how Heritage relates to the following areas:The history of St Andrew’s and Charmouth. We have already referred to abook about the history of Charmouth Church and its people, written by a memberof St Andrew’s Church. The book has sold very well to both local people andvisitors so will need to be reprinted soon. It has been turned into a majorexhibition on the heritage of Charmouth, which will be on display in St Andrew’sfor much of 2018. It has attracted many visitors, who have been immenselyimpressed by the quality of the book and its displays. We intend to build upon thisexcellent book and exhibition with further supplements to the material by localhistorians, led by Neil Mattingly. Illustrated talks such as on the ‘Pirateer Parson’of Charmouth, and supplements to the original book and its exhibition will beproduced with the help of HLF Grant aid. We will utilise this developing body ofheritage material to educate younger generations such as at the local PrimarySchool. Plans are being drawn up for visits by various year groups from theschool to enable them to grow in both knowledge and understanding of their localshared heritage.The heritage of St Andrew’s building. As has been stated elsewhere, thisbuilding is very unusual in Dorset. Its special design by Charles Fowler lendsitself to utilisation to enhance its character, through emphasis upon its alcoveareas between the arches, high vaulted ceiling, substantial balcony andimpressive tower. We intend to help people grow in their knowledge adunderstanding of this special building, and its programme of substantial HLFfunded repair and ongoing maintenance programme. We will organiseexplanatory tours of the building to local people and our many visitors – utilisingour Maintenance Team. The trips up into the tower, and hopefully up on to theroof, will be of special interest to many people. They will view exhibitions on themaintenance undertaken upon the tower, through its various stages,. We alsointend to initiate a programme of conservation workshops, in collaboration withHLF, English Heritage and others, to enable more people to have a ‘hands on’experience of the details of conservation work.HG-18-01514 !149Abbot and cross from the medieval church on the siteThe heritage of the Jurassic Coast. It is obvious that the coastline in the vicinity of Charmouth has hugeappeal as a World Heritage Site. We intend that visitors to St Andrew’s Church will experience more of thespecial features of the Jurassic Coast. We will supplement the activities of the Charmouth Heritage CoastCentre, and not seek to be in competition with them. Our displays will feature aspects of what makes thissurrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so important and attractive, with new equipment to hosttemporary exhibitions on local artefacts; traditional machinery; utensils used by farmers, industrial workers,home-makers, etc. As stated above, we will invite both the local Primary School, and other school groups, tovisit these displays. They will be interpreted with the help of competent guides.We recognise that the heritage of this coast and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is even greater than thefossil heritage. In conjunction with other local organisations, such as the National Trust, we aim to haveadditional temporary displays on the fascinating geology and outstanding landscapes of this area. Thisunderstanding will be facilitated by the art exhibitions that we aim to continue to hold within the church –bringing in a new range of adults and young people. As stated elsewhere, the utilisation of the internetthrough wi-fi access will enable us provide educational facilities for study and research within the churchbuilding. We intend to use St Andrew’s as a hub for the construction of a Village Heritage Trail, leadingthrough the village to the coast. We will provide Heritage Trail markers, Trail Guide and map, working withlocal organisations such as Charmouth Parish Council. A further proposal is to provide a smartphone app forexhibitions within the church / churchyard and around the Heritage Trail.HG-18-01514 !150(7) People will have changed their attitudes and / or behaviourTowards the Church and its Churchyard. There are many people in Charmouthwho like the concept of St Andrew’s Church being on the main street of the village,but in truth regard it as merely an iconic part of the village landscape. A largeproportion of the local population in more recent years has only entered thebuilding for the ‘Occasional Offices’ of Christenings, Weddings and Funerals. Intotal there only about 8-10 of these type of services per annum, so entry into StAndrew’s has until recently been a rare experience for around 90% of the localpopulation. The churchyard wall and low-hanging Yews also form a barrier topeople pausing as they walk to and from the local shops and amenities, to enjoythe beauty and heritage of the site. In truth, it is the only substantial green spaceon the main street. We are working with West Dorset District Council to open upthe most important heritage building of Charmouth to a much greater number andvariety of local residents as well as visitors. We intend to make the churchyard anattractive place to both walk and sit – with outdoor heritage-related sculptures,benches, picnic sets, interpretative displays, pop-up cafés, as well as the aforementionedHeritage Trail.Once we have attracted people into the churchyard, a new transparency will leadthem into the church itself, and once inside we will be able to fascinate them andeducate them on the heritage of not only the building itself, but also the expandedheritage of Charmouth, the Jurassic Coast and surrounding area. Since we areaiming to deliver a programme of events and services that will appeal to youngerand middle-aged people, as well as older generations, we feel confident thatpeople will indeed change their attitude towards this Church and the heritage.Towards and by young people. A major part of our drive in this project will be toexpand younger people’s appreciation of the heritage of St Andrew’s, and thehistorical / geological heritage that is so strong in this area. Engagement with theprimary school and also local Secondary School (in Lyme Regis) through schoolvisits and inspiring talks / activities about their local heritage will help them see therelevance of heritage to their 21st century lives. Our strong engagement with thelocal uniformed groups (especially Scouts, Cubs and Brownies) throughinstallation of internet facilities and running film nights and talent nights will enablethem to utilise St Andrew’s as an educational and research base at various times.These kind of involvements, along with a planned parent and child café ‘BuggyHG-18-01514 !151Park’ should also help older adults to see the positive aspects of young people’sintelligent and enquiring minds. Indeed, the building of these intergenerationalrelationships in constructive ways through joint engagement in heritage-relatedactivities should help to overcome the perceived gap between the lives of youngerand older generations in Charmouth.Involvements in the Management and Portrayal of Heritage. We state inOutcomes (5) and (9) that we intend to involve a wide range of people in the fullChanging Spaces project. We give specific examples of such involvements there.The interaction of non-churchgoing members of Changing Spaces and theleadership of St Andrew’s Church has already forged a new quality ofrelationships, which has enabled fresh understandings of our shared religiousheritage. We intend that this welcome development, which will help sustain thefuture of the church and its Christian community, will grow through further sharedactivities and the opening up of the church more fully to village life (e.g. annualTraders Night, Remembrance Service, and other Civic events within the churchbuilding).Perspective of visitors. We feel that Charmouth could offer a stronger welcometo our many visitors – some of whom might feel that commercial interestspredominate. We intend to ameliorate this situation with a welcome desk by theentrance to St Andrew’s. This will not only introduce visitors to the contents of StAndrew’s, but place the church and its heritage within the whole village. It will bestaffed as much as possible, and we will have plenty of other information linkedwith Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre, to welcome visitors more strongly tothe village and area.HG-18-01514 !152(8) People will have had an enjoyable experienceChanging Spaces Team. The Changing Spaces team members have beenworking closely together for the past 3 years. The team was formed from scratchfollowing an open meeting for all villagers, called and chaired by the Rector. Thisteam, working with our Project Manager, has not only remained remarkably intactover this period, but has doubled in size. One of the key reasons for the team’ssuccess has been that members have enjoyed being part of it, as well as beingstrongly committed to the project objectives. This corporate ethos of the teamaffects all the events that we organise – they need to be highly enjoyableoccasions, with a high value placed upon good humour. This has been thehallmark of our heritage-related and fund-raising events, mounted on a regularbasis over this period. The members of this team of 14 clearly also find theirleadership responsibilities rewarding despite the hard work involved in organisingour various events. At the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council in April, the Chaircommended the team for its unending commitmentChanging Spaces events. Our team has organised many fund raising events tosupport the work that has already been required to preserve the heritage of thebuilding up to this time – dealing with dry rot, removing some of the side pews toenable exhibition space, improving drainage. These events have included:Auction of Promises, Swing Band Concerts and Dance Nights, IllustratedLectures, Classical Concerts, Art and History Exhibitions. These have been verysuccessful in not only funding Heritage, but in development of a communityperception of the enjoyment of our historic building. It is changing the attitudes oflocal people and visitors towards architectural heritage. In particular, it is aboutrecognising that the past is to be treasured for the future. Our Events Programmefor 2018-19 includes a substantial number of heritage-related multi-media talks bylocal historians, and also celebrities such as Kate Adie. HLF funding will enableus to expand the existing programme, and improve the experience people enjoywith improved facilities. We intend, through HLF funding, to mount a week longAnnual Heritage Festival. This would be a large-scale event with special focusupon heritage themed music, art, lectures, promoted along the Jurassic Coast.We would involve local people working alongside experts sharing their variousskills, as a show-case for our heritage activities and learning. We anticipateconsiderable synergy between these different expressions of heritage, that wouldlead people into involvement in our heritage in fresh ways.HG-18-01514 !153Hospitality – the companion to enjoyment. We intend that the HLF grant willhelp us to enhance our facilities in order to add to the attraction and pleasures ofengaging with our heritage:Works to the kitchen will enable us to improve considerably the quality of therefreshments that we will be able to offer. At present the facility is very basic, butin future we intend to provide higher quality coffee, bakery items, sandwiches, hotpaninis, etc. We intend to expand our café, when the weather conditions aresuitable, to create a pop-up café in the churchyard. Open-air eating amongst theoutdoor heritage is something we know that our visitors greatly appreciate. Weintend to construct a welcome area. We believe that it will greatly enhance theenjoyment of visitors to engage in conversation with local people – who will enterinto meaningful conversations, where this interaction would be welcomed. Wewant Charmouth to be regarded as a very friendly place! We would like to utilisemodern technology to set up digital displays, monitor screens, and interactivefacilities so as to offer a modern 21st century experience of our heritage. We willutilise the skills of younger generations to produce a lively, informative andenjoyably immersive experience.Gaining feedback. Charmouth has a large number of repeat visitors who returnregularly to stay at our local caravan parks and campsites. We intend to gaincustomer feedback, not only through traditional word of mouth and responseforms, but also through the responsible use of social media, such as Facebook.We intend to set up processes that enable people to record for us what they foundmost enjoyable, and what would enhance their next visit!HG-18-01514 !154(9) People will have volunteered timeRecruitment. The project will operate on a volunteer-based management structure. We haveproduced a draft Recruitment Policy which addresses:a) The nature of the volunteer base;b) The skills needed;c) The recruitment process, with due sensitivity to other local organisations;d) What we can expect from our volunteers;e) Record keeping and data protection (especially under GDPR legislation);f) What our volunteers can expect from us (elaborated below).We already have a team of around 20 regular volunteers, with a further 10 occasional volunteers –and continue to recruit additional numbers to expand our skill set. We have assessed that around2,286 volunteer hours will be achieved each year.Personal rewards and benefits. We realise that it is extremely important that volunteers in theproject find it a rewarding experience. Volunteering is an exchange of mutual gifts – the volunteerscontribute of their talents, but they also receive benefits. Changing Spaces will ensure that volunteersbenefit in various ways, such as:1. New or growing friendships with other volunteers;2. Utilisation of their talents and experience of heritage;3. Development of new skills;4. Broadening of horizons and learning from visitors;5. The joy of gaining new knowledge of heritage, or understanding it in different ways;6. Satisfaction through involvement in decisions.As a result of personal rewards, we aspire not only to recruiting more volunteers, but also that they willoffer more of their time. We will hold celebratory events to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers ofChanging Spaces.Entrepreneurial Leadership. We recognise that for this project to be sustainable, we need toencourage and recruit leaders with entrepreneurial skills. We do not want this project to begin tostagnate, once the restoration and development work has been completed. We believe thatentrepreneurs can create and build the future, and that every community group has within it anentrepreneurial potential waiting to be released. Our project will find ways to discover, nurture, releaseand mentor the kind of volunteers who will want to propose new ideas. It is already happening.HG-18-01514 !155Apprenticeships and work experience for young people. We are including within our submissionto HLF costs relating to the employment of apprentices. These will be directed towards youngerpeople. Apprentices will work alongside skilled craftspeople and artists employed within the HLFproject. Our intention is to demonstrate to young people that a career in heritage-related work willoffer a rewarding future in more ways than one.HG-18-01514 !1564c “WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL YOUR PROJECT MAKE FOR COMMUNITIES?(10) Negative Environmental impacts will be reducedChanging Spaces is committed to minimising negative environmental impacts. The Bishop of Salisbury is the leadBishop in the Church of England on ecological responsibility – and will, through his environmental officer, challengeour project to operate sustainably.We will:• Encourage visitors to come by public transport (there is a bus stop outside called ‘Charmouth Church’!).Services run every hour to Axminster, Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth.• Encourage visitors who arrive by car to avoid parking on the congested main street, which can have fairly highlevels of air pollution. Instead we will encourage use of the village car park – accessed by clear signage and ourproposed heritage trail.• Churches are not generally regarded as very ‘energy efficient’, due to the problems of obtaining good roofinsulation. It is also notoriously difficult to install double glazing or cavity wall insulation in Listed Buildings. Butwe will upgrade insulation materials wherever possible, and reduce heat loss from draughts. New flooring willbe insulated and a new heating system will be a lot more efficient than the current elderly gas-fired boiler andblow-heaters. New heating controls will use the latest SMART technology.• Construction materials will be of the highest possible low-carbon quality, and we will seek to reduce mileage insourcing products• We intend to install LED lights.• Water use is not high in our premises, but we will install systems that conserve / re-use water in our new kitchenand improved toilet.• We will investigate the possibility of installing solar panels on the church’s south-facing nave roof.We have a great opportunity to improve the biodiversity of the environment surrounding St Andrew’s, in thechurchyard area. Our aim is to plant flowering shrubs in a wide variety of locations around the church, and a wildflower garden, with the involvement of the local Gardening Club. We will also work with the local GPs to providesmall interpretive plaques explaining the value and purpose of medicinal herbs – something which can be expandedupon in local GP workshops. We intend to organise regular Farmers Markets in the church and churchyard. Oneaspect of this will be to encourage a preference for organic foods. We also intend to commence Craft Fairs, whichwill encourage ecologically sound approaches to the use of precious planetary resources.We will estimate our carbon emissions before, during and subsequent to the project, bearing in mind positiveimprovements through the churchyard.HG-18-01514 !157(11) More people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritageThe project will widen public awareness of the great breadth and depth of heritagebeing addressed. This will include greater awareness of the fascinating local historyof the church and the influence of Christianity in this area. For example, the importantrole of the Wesleys in the spread of Christianity in the west country, and the role ofregional monasteries such as Forde Abbey. In the broader cultural context we intendto heighten awareness of the breadth of life expressed in the evolution and direction ofthe village through the retelling of the life stories of local people.The use of IT and social media to promote and reflect our heritage will increase theinvolvement of younger generations such as the Primary School (through school studyvisits) and uniformed organisations (who are planning cinema nights and to use our ITfacilities for educational reasons). We aim to directly involve our youth organisationsin developing these modern means of communication – by inviting them to developour IT plans, and learning from their skills.The use of visually oriented exhibitions and the running of tours in the tower,churchyard and heritage trail should appeal to a less academically inclined audience.We aim to present an immersive experience, using modern technology, set in theimpressive atmosphere of the historic interior.The churchyard will appeal to another range of people – as a place to relax, enjoyrefreshments, read interpretative boards, admire art work along the heritage trail andin the landscape setting of the churchyard. Our prominent position on the main streetwill enhance the ability to attract people.We are intending to improve disabled access to the churchyard and church. Currentlyaccess is by means of several steps. We intend to build an access ramp, and our newglass doors (being constructed with part of the grant from the Erskine Muton Trust) willbe easily opened with an electric motor. Our guides will be disability-friendly.We intend to make a video recording of our project, utilising the considerable expertisein film-making that lies within Charmouth. There would clearly be various beneficiariesif the video could be marketed to the BBC or the independent media.With the help of the village’s own ‘Shoreline’ magazine, we will conduct regularsurveys to assess the response to our developing project.HG-18-01514 !158(12) Our local area / community will be a better place to live, work and visitOur vision statement, assessment of needs, and project description make it clear that thereare a large number of unmet needs in Charmouth, and that our project will go a long waytowards meeting many of these. We aim to meet a need for rounded celebration of thewonderful heritage of Charmouth and its surroundings, and to provide a sizeable civic spacefor art, music, performance, cinema, education and refreshment. The project willundoubtedly make the community a better place to live in. People will feel even morestrongly that this is a village that they want to be part of – original residents, incomers,second-home owners, and even regular visitors will be proud. At present there are manywho say that our village life is fragmented. We intend to utilise our splendid heritage tocreate a greater sense of shared understanding and a better sense of getting along togetherin true community through a wide mixture of cultural and social events. There will beconsiderable synergy and huge benefit in bringing heritage, cultural and social activitiestogether. This will be so, not only in the busier tourist season, but also in the quieter off-peakseason, when life in Charmouth is in danger of becoming rather dull!.We plan to support young parents and children in the provision of a soft play area near thecafé. It will not be huge, but will have sufficient interest to occupy younger children whilstparents park buggies by or under the tower. The heritage becomes part of a pleasant placeto be and to meet.We intend that this project will also form an umbrella for the large number of individualcommunity organisations that currently work in isolation. As a result, the village will gaingreater cohesion. A new understanding of heritage in its cultural context will help to achievea new sense of identity. This could be regarded as a spiritual contribution that the churchcan make to a wide variety of people, many of whom would regard organised religion as oflittle or no relevance. Our traditions and our history have built this village, and this projectcan help lead the community into a new and exciting future.As already mentioned, a key feature is to make the churchyard a place to come to, ratherthan walk past. We also intend to install more benches and places of quiet contemplation,along the lines of the national ‘Quiet Gardens’ movement. Through this, the quality of life oflocal people and visitors will improve. This is, of course, very difficult to quantify, but it is avillage where feelings are expressed through the medium of the spoken word. Theassessment of our success would need to include qualitative analysis as well as quantity.We will recruit people to Changing Spaces who have gifts to draw out the oral culture andhistory as it changes.HG-18-01514 !159(13) Our Local Economy will be boostedA clear benefit of creating a new focal point at the western end of the Charmouth shopping and commercial area willbe to attract more customers to all the local businesses. These local businesses include a small supermarket, postoffice, general store, chemist, butcher, clothes shop, and gift shop, along with two small traditional cafés and aseasonal fish and chips takeaway. There are also two public houses, but no restaurant / bistro. The Street is popularwith local people as well as visitors. The synergy of our project working in good relationship with the village TradersAssociation will be of mutual benefit. It appreciate this, and has therefore agreed to support our project through aMemorandum of Understanding. We will monitor the positive impact upon the local economy in the most rigorousway possible – with the involvement of the Traders Association’s income generation figures for its individualbusinesses.Visitors to Charmouth’s coast bring to the area an estimated £25 million a year of spending power – of which only asmall proportion is currently spent in the village. Our heritage focus, café facilities (indoors and outside in thechurchyard area) and event-rich church can offer families, walkers, fossil hunters, campers and caravaners much todo on a sunny or a rainy day. We believe the local economy will be boosted as people walk from St Andrew’s to localbusinesses – rather than heading immediately to the beach. It might lead also to visitors staying a night or two longerin the accommodation provided in the locality, or to return to Charmouth the following year.The café / kitchen would offer good coffee and other hot drinks, pastries and hot paninis at vary reasonable prices -at certain times and days of the week that prove popular. This would not only provide useful income to the project,and facilitate relationship-building, but also boost the local economy.We also intend through the project to provide employment opportunities:a) For those leading the project professionally, e.g.: Project Manager, Architect.b) For those professionally employed in managing the project, e.g.: part time posts for Administration, Finance,Facility Manager, Training / Development Adviser, Volunteers Coordinator, Technology adviser.c) For those who are employed to deliver the project, e.g.: plumbers, decorators, electricians, carpenters, stonemasons.d) For those serving the amenities. e.g.: those running the café area (cleaner, cooks, waiters, washing up, etc).The exact extent of these employment opportunities will depend upon the needs of the project as it evolves into thefuture. Specifically, one opportunity will be the engagement of one or several young persons as apprentices in theconstruction, repair and maintenance of St Andrew’s – maybe working alongside a stonemason and / or architect aspart of their work experience, and possibly learning traditional craft skills from others in the locality. More details willemerge in our Business Plan.HG-18-01514 !160We intend to work with the Charmouth Parish Council and local Tourist Information Centres in Lyme Regis andBridport to market our project and its heritage product, and assess its positive impact upon the local economy. Wewill monitor visitor numbers, and the income generated to Changing Spaces by what we undertake. We will includeour figures with total revenues from visitors with others, for comparison before the project commences, and insubsequent years. All this will form part of our evaluation process.HG-18-01514 !1614d “WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL THIS PROJECT MAKE TO YOUR ORGANISATION?”(14) Our organisation will be more resilientIn the Autumn of 2014, three and a half years ago, the church of St Andrew’s wasat a very low ebb. We had a new Quinquennial Inspection upon the church by ourInspecting Architect. He drew our attention to the many problems with the fabricof the building – especially the tower. The necessary repairs to the structure ofthe tower (especially the stonework and roofing) were estimated then to costmany hundred thousand pounds. As a consequence of this crisis situationthreatening the future existence of the church, an Open meeting was called for allthe village by the Rector and PCC. Around 50 people attended the meeting, andstrong support was registered there for us to save the church for the village. Fromthis emerged the Changing Spaces team, which has grown over the period sincethat original crisis in terms of numbers and range of expertise. It hasunquestionably improved the resilience of St Andrew’s Parish Church through itsvery close collaboration with the PCC in running joint events and injection of freshexpertise. It has brought huge infusion of enthusiasm and skills into the life of thechurch, giving us renewed confidence and hope for the future – this resilience hasbeen noted publicly by the current Chair of the Parish Council. Success inobtaining an HLF grant will enable the resilience of our Church and its associatedheritage to grow further, as our long-cherished dreams and aspirations becomereality. We will be in a much stronger position to withstand the threats to ourchurch fabric, which are particularly due to the wet and windy climate of thiscoastal region.Our organisation will also be more resilient from a financial point of view, due toincome from many more heritage, cultural and social events run throughChanging Spaces. Concerts, exhibitions, lectures and fun events over the last 3years have already provided thousands of pounds of much-needed income. Theprogramme for 2018-2020 indicates the range of activities we envisage, that willgenerate additional income to improve our resilience as an organisation.Our project will become more resilient as a result of an HLF grant in terms ofGovernance. The Changing Spaces team already contributes a significantnumber of new skills and expertise to this project. Specifically: EventsManagement, Project Management, Management and Maintenance,Presentational skills, Business planning models, Technology / IT skills in the useHG-18-01514 !162of social media and internet. If successful, the Changing Spaces Team will bemandated to further utilise these precious skills for the benefit of the project, thecommunity, and of course for their own personal fulfilment. These would befurther enhanced through engagement with other professionals, at HLF, and otherlocal organisations and businesses. Personal and organisational resilience willdevelop together as our project grows.Support from the village is also mounting as a result of the Changing SpacesProject. This is recognised by a range of organisations who have provided us withletters of support or Memoranda of Understanding (ie Library, Council, PrimarySchool, Heritage Coast Centre, ‘Village People’, Local History Group, Scouts,Charmouth Events Committee). It would be honest to admit that there have beenmany in the village who have felt that St Andrew’s Church was of little relevance tothe normal life of the community – apart from being a spiritual venue foroccasional Weddings, Christenings and Funerals. Over the years that theChanging Spaces project has been developing, many more people have enteredthe building to enjoy our events in ways never previously experienced. Villagesupport for our heritage project is undoubtedly growing as a consequence ofattractions being realised – for example, inclusion by the Traders in theirChristmas Late Night Opening event, concerts by the community choir, heritagetalks and exhibitions. People already see us as an organisation that they want towork with in a serious and sustained manner. This upsurge will continue on anupward trajectory if our project is successful – but if not then of course the viabilityand resilience of the church will be very much open to doubt.We have a vision and roadmap. We understand the challenging scale of ourundertaking. We already have significant matched funding – indicating that theDiocese of Salisbury considers us to be a resilient project worth investing in. Wefeel highly energised in this project which we all fully own. We feel that our timehas come; which is why we are submitting a fresh and significantly amended bidto Heritage Lottery Fund, learning many lessons from the feedback from ourprevious unsuccessful bid in 2017. These are all ingredients of a highly resilientorganisation that is already proving its worth since being founded (well over threeyears ago).HG-18-01514 !1638. Development Phase (October 2018 – November 2019)BRIEFS FOR DEVELOPMENT WORK1 IntroductionOn 1 June 2018, the Parochial Church Council for St Andrew’s Church Charmouthsubmitted a Round 1 HLF application for its Charmouth Changing Spaces project,working closely with a combined team of PCC members and representatives fromthe wider community of Charmouth. This combined team – currently called theCharmouth Changing Spaces Team – will drive the project forward and, during theDevelopment Phase, seek charitable status from the Charity Commission. Theteam will emerge as the Charmouth Changing Spaces Trust, and becomeanswerable to the Diocese of Salisbury for the initial overseeing of the delivery ofthe bid and subsequent management and governance of the project on behalf ofthe Diocese after its completion in 2023.The aims of the project are:1.1 To celebrate the heritage of St Andrew’s Church, the village, and its people.1.2 To create a focal point (St Andrews) for faith, cultural and entertainmentactivities at the heart of the village.1.3 To meet the needs of local people and visitors to Charmouth.What the project seeks is:1.4 The repair and conservation of the church inside and out, and the creationof learning opportunities arising from the conservation works and schooland community-related programmes.1.5 The adaptation of the interior of the church to accommodate permanent andchanging exhibitions relating to heritage, and creation of a new opennessand flexibility to enable new ways of meeting community needs, learning,and celebrating heritage.1.6 Through new landscape design, to transform the image of the churchyardfrom dark and forbidding to bright and inviting – a place to come to andenjoy, rather than a place to hurry through. The benefits will be a newwelcoming approach to the church, a boost to the shopping area of thevillage, and creation of a new village space. The project also creates a newheritage trail through the village which will link into the churchyard.HG-18-01514 !1641.7 The establishment of the first two local annual Charmouth HeritageFestivals – which will meet community and visitor needs through arefreshing mix of heritage, performance and local participation.2 ProgrammeThe Development Phase is anticipated to commence in September 2018 andcontinue to November 2019.3 The Project TeamThe project team for the Development Phase will consist of:3.1 Changing Spaces Team. This group will be responsible for the identity,strategic direction and sustainability of the project. It will need input of HRtraining to fulfil this role, and will also require legal advice in the preparationof the Trust Deed for approval by the Diocese of Salisbury and the CharityCommission.3.2 The Project / Fundraising Manager (PFM) will be responsible for delivery ofthe HLF Development Plan and for administering funding applications toobtain the remaining £30,000 required for the Delivery Phase. The PFM willreport to the Changing Spaces Team and be responsible for coordinating(on its behalf) the work of the Architect and the Community Engagement &Heritage Manager whilst retaining an overview of the work of the advisorymembers (Marketing & IT, Landscape, Quantity Surveyor, Business Adviser,and Environmental Services Engineer). The PFM will also be preparing theProject Execution Plan in respect of the Delivery Phase.3.3 The Architect will commission an update of any dimensional, fabriccondition, or services surveys required beyond the current surveysproduced. He / she will prepare detailed proposals for remedial works, andthe completion of detailed design work and specification to RIBA WorkStage D (3) in respect of repairs and conservation, furniture and equipment,in relation to the church interior and the churchyard. The advice of anappointed Quantity Surveyor and Landscape Architect will be available, anddetailed accurate costings for the architectural, interior and landscapeelements will be required. The Architect will be responsible for obtaining allnecessary Diocesan Faculties and Local Authority Planning consents duringthe Development Phase.HG-18-01514 !1653.4 Community Engagement & Heritage Manager. During the DevelopmentPhase, the present fruitful community heritage / entertainment programs ofevents and activities will continue the success achieved in 2016 and 2017.The CE&HM will be meeting schools, youth groups, and organisations witha view to encouraging engagement in the preparation of our future plans fora more focused, integrated and creative approach to the celebration of ourheritage – and in particular the launch of the annual Charmouth HeritageFestival, which will coincide with the reopening of the church in the Sumerof 2021. New data will be assembled and form a foundation to an ActivityPlan which will be completed during the Development Phase by theCE&HM.The Activity Plan will have four aims:3.4.1 Development of our interpretation to enable visitors to gain deeperunderstanding of St Andrew’s unique heritage, and that of the surroundingarea.3.4.2 Development of imaginative and active programmes that will engage ourtarget audiences and form a long-lasting relationship with the church.3.4.3 Development of diverse learning opportunities which use St Andrew’sarchitecture and setting, and the layered heritage of the local area, as away of bringing history to life for local people and visitors. The uniquescope for focusing precious time and energy into an annual festival will beexplored.3.4.4 To consider the resources needed to support the Activity Plan.4 Evaluation ManagerThe Evaluation Manager will evaluate the performance of the Development Phaseand provide a methodology for evaluating the Delivery Phase and beyond.