Arts Council England – Let’s Create Jubilee Fund

14th January 2022

Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups in England delivering creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in June 2022.

Fund Information

Funding body: Arts Council England
Maximum value: £ 10,000

Background

Arts Council England (ACE) is providing this programme with funds from the National Lottery. The Fund is being administered by UK Community Foundations.

Objectives of Fund

Funding is intended to support new creative and cultural activities which have been developed for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022 and which bring benefit to local people and communities in England.

Value Notes

There is a total funding pot of £5 million.

Grants of between £750 and £10,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

Voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims may apply.

Applicants must have:

  • A business address in England or the wider UK.
  • A UK bank account in the exact name of the organisation.
  • A project lead who is at least 18 years old.
  • Been established for at least 12 months.

Groups are encouraged to partner with an artist, creative or cultural organisation that has been in receipt of ACE funding within the last four years to help to deliver the project. This is not essential, but it is expected that the largest awards grants (£5,000 to £10,000) will involve this type of partnership.

Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Non-constituted community groups.
  • Statutory organisations.
  • Organisations without a proven track record of service delivery.
  • Limited companies, sole traders or partnerships without charitable aims.
  • Retrospective costs.
  • Activity that does not culminate in June 2022.
  • Routine activity.
  • Contributions to appeals.
  • Promotion of political or religious beliefs.
  • Activity which is a statutory responsibility.
  • Debt or loss mitigation.

Eligible Expenditure

Activities should be in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee whilst also engaging local communities.

Projects must engage with at least one of the artforms which ACE supports through its funding:

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

Grants can cover:

  • Costs of organising events and people needed to manage the project.
  • Artist fees (both creating and delivering the event).
  • Volunteer expenses.
  • Materials or equipment needed for the activity.
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Marketing cost and promotion of the event.
  • Overheads relating specifically to the project (such as insurance).
  • Costs of making your event accessible to all, such as BSL interpreters, translators, additional signage

Projects can begin from 1 April 2022 so that preparation such as rehearsals may take place. Public-facing activity should take place in June near the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

Location

England

How To Apply

Applications are now open.

Groups should refer to their local Community Foundation for details of the closing date in their area.

Applicants can find their local Community Foundation by visiting the UK Community Foundations website and using their online locator.

Full guidelines and online application forms can be found on the relevant local Community Foundation website here.