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New grant programme to help communities celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Updated: Feb 4, 2022

This grant programme is open for applications.

Opening Date: 4th January 2022

Closing Date: 28th February 2022 , 2:00 pm

Maximum grant awarded: £10,000

1. About the programme

The Arts Council England (ACE) Let’s Create Jubilee Programme will focus on supporting voluntary and community organisations to develop new creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

The programme is open to voluntary and community organisations whose charitable aims do not have to be based solely around arts and culture. For instance, this could include youth groups, parent/carer groups and volunteer organisations.

Public-facing activity should take place in June near to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend which begins on Thursday 2nd June 2022. This programme has been created by ACE in partnership with UK Community Foundations (UKCF) with funds from the National Lottery.

2. What type of projects can be supported?

ACE doesn’t want to be too prescriptive about what form the projects could take, it’s more important for you to consider how to deliver creative and cultural activities that your local communities will want to take part in, and potentially find an ACE funded artist, creative or cultural organisation who can help you deliver them.

To be eligible, projects should engage with at least one of the artforms which ACE supports through its funding. These are:

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

Projects must also be of benefit to people and/or communities in Bath & North-East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset.

Please see the appendix in the Guide for Applicants for ACE’s definition of Culture and creativity, and for project examples.

3. Who can apply?

Voluntary and community organisations, registered charities and social enterprises with charitable aims that don’t have to be based solely around arts and culture. Applicants must be based and working in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset. More information on eligibility can be found in the Guide for Applicants.

4. How much can I apply for?

Applicants can apply for grants from £750 to £10,000. Applicants are strongly encouraged to partner with an artist, creative or cultural organisation that has been in receipt of ACE funding within the last 4-years. Please read the Guide to Applicants for further information.

5. Timescales

This programme will open on the 4th January and closes for applications on Monday 28th February. All applicants will receive a funding decision by Friday 1st April 2022.

The project can begin from 1st April so that preparation can take place such as rehearsals, workshops etc. Any public-facing activity should take place in June near the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend which begins on Thursday 2nd June 2022. The project end date can be in August to include any evaluation and final payments.

Please make sure you download and carefully read the guidelines below before applying for a grant. Also, there are accessible versions of the guidelines (including audio, large print and easy read) on the UKCF website.

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Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application.

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