Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund

Grants available for: Community groups and voluntary organisations in England
Size of grants given: £750 – £10,000
Next deadline: 28th February 2022

Aims of Fund

To support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

Who can apply

Voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims. This can include unincorporated groups, registered charities, and limited companies. In order to be eligible, groups must have:

  • a constitution;
  • a UK bank account in the name of the group;
  • a UK business address;
  • been established for at least 12 months;
  • a project lead aged 18 or older.

Groups applying for the grant are encouraged to partner with an artist or organisation that has received funding from Arts Council England in the last 4 years. This isn’t essential for all grants, but for the larger ones (£5,000 – £10,000) this type of partnership is expected. You can find an interactive map of organisations that have received Arts Council England funding on their website. The intention is for the group applying for the grant to lead the work, not the artist.

How much and what can you apply for

Between £750 and £10,000.

The fund will support new creative and cultural activities developed for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. Projects must be of benefit to people/communities in England, and must engage with at least one of the following art forms:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Visual arts
  • Literature
  • Combined arts – including festivals and carnivals
  • Museum and library activities

Projects must culminate in activities that take place in June 2022. Funds can be spent on costs relating to the project, including:

  • Artist fees and volunteer expenses
  • Materials and equipment needed for the event
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Overheads relating specifically to the project e.g. insurance
  • Making your event accessible to all e.g. BSL interpreters, translators, additional signage

For further details of what can and cannot be funded, see the full guidance.

How to apply

The fund will be administered by local Community Foundations. Find your nearest Community Foundation here.

For groups in Sussex, applications can be made by completing the online application form on the Sussex Community Foundation website.

Deadlines for application

The deadline for groups in Sussex is 28th February 2022.

Deadlines may differ in different areas – check your local Community Foundation for your deadline.

Funding decisions will be made by 1st April 2022, and activities can be scheduled to start from this date. Main public-facing activities should take place on, or very close to, the Queen’s Jubilee weekend in June 2022.

Contact details

Sussex Community Foundation
15 Western Road
East Sussex BN7 1RL
01273 409440

Page updated 29/12/21 RL

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