Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund launched

A Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund has been launched by Northumberland County Council to help communities celebrate the historic occasion during 2022.

This year, Her Majesty, The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, commemorating 70 years of service.
The council has allocated £70,000 to help communities across Northumberland celebrate this special event.

The fund will enable non-profit making community and voluntary groups, schools, parish councils and local charities within Northumberland to apply for a one-off grant to help them with the costs of marking this historic event.

The grant could be used for a wide range of activities, including street entertainment, contributing towards a Jubilee Beacon, hospitality or long-lasting commemorative schemes.

The maximum grant available is £500 and no matched funding is required. Grants will be allocated in monthly rounds until the budget is fully allocated.

Northumberland County Council’s cabinet member for culture, Cllr Jeff Watson, said: “Many of us have very happy memories of the fantastic street parties and events laid on for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, with communities and all generations coming together to celebrate.

“We want to repeat this British pride and spirit for the Platinum Jubilee and encourage everyone to get involved.

“The Queen is a remarkable woman who brings a unifying influence on our country. We hope this fund will help and encourage communities to come together and lay on celebratory events to mark this momentous occasion.”

Projects and activities should be for the benefit of the wider community. Commemorative or celebratory events are encouraged to take place during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee extended Bank Holiday weekend of 2 June 2022 to 5 June 2022 but supported activities can take place throughout the year. All project activity must be completed by 31st December 2022.

Application forms and guidance

Article by Northumberland  County Council 14th January 2022

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