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#LetsCreate Jubilee Fund - grants to support creative activities to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

This programme is now closed

About the Fund

Hertfordshire Community Foundation, along with the community foundations network across the UK, will be distributing the ‘Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund’.

This is a £5 million programme that will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

The programme is made possible with funding from the National Lottery, whose players raise £30 million for good causes every week. The Fund’s distribution will be managed by UK Community Foundations on behalf of their community foundation members across England.

Applicants can apply for grants of up to £10,000, and are encouraged to partner with established artists, creatives and cultural organisations to develop their activities, ensuring that The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations give people throughout England the chance to experience the best of the country’s culture while also celebrating an important milestone in our national history.

You can find a list of artistic project grants awarded to artists and organisations here on the Arts Council website. If you click on the project grant spreadsheets it will show you the names and locations of Arts Council Grants recipients.

Darren Henley, Chief Executive at Arts Council England said “We’re giving people across the country the chance to come together to experience the joy of culture and creativity in celebration of this historic milestone. With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee taking place alongside the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Festival and the Unboxed festival of UK creativity, next year is set to be a magnificent celebration of our nation’s artistic achievements.”

Rosemary Macdonald, CEO at UK Community Foundations said “UK Community Foundations is proud to partner with Arts Council England to deliver the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. Our members look forward to working with local groups and artists who will create imaginative and innovative celebrations to mark this historic occasion, and strengthen cultural involvement and opportunities in their communities.”

Who can apply

This grants programme is open to voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims and working towards a common goal which does not have to be based solely around arts and culture. This could include youth groups, parent/carer groups and volunteer organisations. Please note - you can only apply via this website if your activity is based in Hertfordshire for Hertfordshire residents.
If you are in Enfield for example you need to go to the London Community Foundation website.

How to apply

The application guidelines for the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund can be found on the UK Community Foundations website here. Large print and easy read options available on there too.

Complete the online application form here. This programme is now closed - the deadline to submit your application was 28 February 2022.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a grants officer at HCF in advance of applying, please email grants@hertscf.org.uk We will call you back to discuss your plans.

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