Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund
Description: The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will support voluntary and community groups to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. The fund has been created by Arts Council England (ACE) with funds from the National Lottery. Applicants can apply for grants from £750 – £10,000.
Type: Project Costs
Maximum: £750 - £10,000
Notes: Apply before deadline
The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will support voluntary and community groups to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. The fund has been created by Arts Council England (ACE) with funds from the National Lottery.
The fund 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.
Who can apply?
The fund 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.
Eligible applicants will also have:
- A business address in England or the wider UK
- A UK bank account in the exact name they’re applying in
- A project lead who is at least 18 years old
- Been established for at least 12 months
This fund will not offer funding to the following organisations:
- Non-constituted community or voluntary groups
- Statutory organisations
- Organisations that have been established less than 12 months
- Organisations that do not have a proven track record of service delivery
- Limited companies, sole traders or partnerships without charitable aims
*By ‘organisation’ we mean:
- A group of people working towards a common goal with a governing document that covers the type of project being applied for – for example a charity, a limited company or an unincorporated group.
- We can accept applications for funding from organisations working as a consortium, partnership, network or group.
- For non-constituted consortiums or groups, one organisation must act as the lead organisation and send us the application. If the application goes on to be successful, this organisation would then be accountable for the grant.
What types of projects will the fund support?
The fund will support new creative and cultural activities developed for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. Culture and creativity come in all shapes and sizes, so we do not want to be too prescriptive about what form projects could take; it’s more important for you to consider how to deliver creative and cultural activity that your local communities will want to take part in and find a partner who can help you deliver it.
To be eligible projects should engage with at least one of the artforms which ACE supports through its funding. These are:
- Visual arts
- Combined arts – including festivals and carnivals
- Museum and library activities.
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 to help deliver their project. Although this is not essential in general, we would expect the largest awards (i.e. £5k – £10k) to involve this sort of partnership. You can find out more about ACE supported artists or organisations in your local area on our website.
Closing date for completed applications is 28th February 2022
All applicants will have a funding decision by Friday 1st April 2022.
The project can begin from 1st April so that preparation can take place such as rehearsals etc. Public-facing activity should take place in June near the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The project end date can be in August to include any evaluation and final payments.
For full fund criteria and guidance for applications click here