Platinum Jubilee Fund Launch
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Let’s Create Jubilee Fund
About the fund
Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are a special moment in our collective history; one that gives us a chance to look back at what has been achieved over the last 70 years and also look forward to what is possible in the future.
The focus of this fund is to empower community organisations to work collaboratively with artists and cultural organisations in a way they might not have before, to produce creative events that are driven by them and highlight their ideas and creativity.
Although our funding usually falls under several artform disciplines, we don’t want to be too prescriptive over what kinds of creative responses we expect to see for the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. Instead, we want to encourage community organisations to think about what creative activity would mean the most to their local communities and why.
Funding activity: Creative events to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee to take place in June 2022.
Grant range: £750 – £10,000
Application portal opens – 4 January
Application deadline – 28 February
Decisions received – 1 April
Projects take place – June 2022
The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, will today launch the £3.5million Platinum Jubilee Fund, which will provide grants of up to £50,000 to 70 impactful community projects across the UK, celebrating Her Majesty’s 70 years of public service.
In addition to The Platinum Jubilee Fund, grants of up to £10,000 from The National Lottery Awards For All programme – which gives out almost £80million of National Lottery funding in all parts of the UK each year – will be available for community-led events throughout 2022.
The Platinum Jubilee weekend will also be celebrated with The Big Jubilee Lunch from 2-5 June 2022. Part of a 2-year programme of activities supported by £2.3million of National Lottery funding, this Jubilee-focused version of the annual Big Lunch event will bring thousands of communities together and help people celebrate the Jubilee while getting to know their neighbours.
Arts Council England is launching the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, a £5million programme that will support voluntary and community organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with grants of up to £10,000.
The fund will be administered by UK Community Foundations, and applicants will be encouraged to partner with established artists, creatives and cultural organisations to develop their activities, ensuring that the Jubilee celebrations become an opportunity for communities throughout England to enjoy the best of the country’s culture and creativity, as well as celebrating an important milestone in our national history.
Throughout the year community organisations will also be able to apply for grants from the Arts Council’s £98.75million National Lottery Project Grants programme, which has been refreshed with new guidance to better support a broader range of ambitious cultural projects.
To mark the Jubilee year, The National Lottery Heritage Fund will invest £5million in supporting communities across the UK to re-connect with the nature on their doorstep. From wilding verges and sowing meadows, to digging ponds and creating highways for nature, communities will be encouraged to take action to help natural green spaces flourish as a legacy of the Platinum Jubilee. An additional £2million funding will create 70 paid placements for young people from under-served and disadvantaged backgrounds. These employment opportunities will provide the skills, experience and practical qualifications for those looking to enter a career in wildlife and nature.
The Platinum Jubilee celebrates 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign and to mark this occasion, The National Lottery Community Fund will fund 70 projects across the UK.
This is a significant National moment, and we are looking for projects that go beyond simply celebrating but for those that create change for communities.
We want to fund projects that create a greater legacy for our places and spaces, and that support new opportunities, activities and build better relationships with one another, across generations and with the natural world.
Funded projects will need to be up and running by Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend on 5 June 2022.
We plan to make our final decisions on which projects to fund in Spring 2022. So, we would expect the projects we fund under this programme to start in Spring 2022 onwards.
We will work with all funded projects so that we can publicly share and uplift your work by the Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend on 4 and 5 June 2022.
Our three areas of focus are:
1. Across Generations – Strengthening relationships between generations and creating a legacy for future generations.
- Projects that connect people across generations through doing activities together
- Projects that consider future generations and how the Jubilee can leave a legacy for them in the community
- Projects designed and led by young people who want to be more active in shaping the future of their communities.
2. Community Renewal – Supporting new opportunities for people to develop skills and experiences in their local community, as well as opportunities to bring people together in new ways, and in new or different places and spaces.
- Projects making use of significant local sites or spaces – parks, heritage buildings, community spaces etc.
- Projects creating new opportunities for the people that live locally to contribute and/or to build skills and experiences
- Projects starting something new (a set of activities, a group, a community space, a service, a network) that marks the Jubilee as a turning point in the community.
3. Our Shared Natural World – Growing our care and action locally for the natural world.
- Projects initiating collective action in relation to the natural world locally – giving more people the opportunity to care for the planet at a local level
Across the applications, we will be looking for and prioritising projects that:
- draw on the creativity of the community
- want to do something new and inventive
- bring new opportunities
- make use of sites of local significance
- use multiple channels through which people can participate,
- that will have impact on more than one of the above areas of focus, and
- we’re especially keen to see applications led by young people.
Sport England will commit up to £5million towards a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund, which will open at the beginning of 2022 and focus on the role of sport and physical activity in tackling inequalities and building stronger communities.
The BFI is launching a Royal Jubilee themed BFI Player collection in 2022. Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be watched by countless millions across the world, and this collection of archival films will show how royal Jubilees have been celebrated and captured on film and television since the earliest days of the moving image. From Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, which brought the nascent film industry to London, via George V’s Silver Jubilee, captured by a new generation of amateur cine-enthusiasts, to Her Majesty The Queen’s Silver Jubilee, televised for hundreds of millions worldwide.
The films, drawn from the collections of the BFI National Archive and regional and national archives across the UK, have mostly been digitised with the support of the National Lottery, and will be made available for free on BFI Player.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “2022 will be a blockbuster year, celebrating the best of Britain with the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the Unboxed festival and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
“It’s great to see our lottery funders supporting communities up and down the country to celebrate this historic occasion. This Jubilee funding will help everyone join together and say thank you to Her Majesty for 70 years of dedicated service.”
Blondel Cluff CBE, Chair of The National Lottery Community Fund and Chair of the UK Funding Committee said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, we are proud to support communities across the United Kingdom to mark the momentous year of 2022.
“The £3.5million Platinum Jubilee Fund presents a wonderful opportunity for community spirit to shine, funding 70 exemplar projects that enable communities to come together, spurring fresh purpose and pride, whilst at the same time creating tangible legacies for the future.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive at Arts Council England said “We’re giving people across the country the chance to come together to experience the joy of culture and creativity in celebration of this historic milestone. With Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee taking place alongside the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Festival and the Unboxed festival of UK creativity, next year is set to be a magnificent celebration of our nation’s artistic achievements.”
Dr Simon Thurley, Chair of The National Lottery Heritage Fund said: “I am excited that we will be bringing people together from across the UK during this special year with the shared purpose of celebrating, conserving and improving their unique community green spaces. The protection of our natural heritage is vitally important. On a grand scale it affects our ecosystem, our climate and the air that we breathe. For individuals, it inspires wellbeing and joy. I am delighted that, thanks to players of the National Lottery, not only will individuals from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to work in nature but nature’s spaces will be kept safe for the enjoyment of generations to come.”
Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of Sport England said: “Whether it is the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the Platinum Jubilee or the Unboxed Festival, 2022 is shaping up to be a year that we can come together and celebrate everything great about this country.
“In particular, the Platinum Jubilee allows us to mark an unprecedented anniversary by using the power of sport and physical activity to bring communities together and get people moving.
“We are excited to do so alongside a number of other organisations too, demonstrating the effectiveness and reach of the National Lottery, and the critical role it plays supporting so many aspects of public good.”
The National Lottery Community Fund’s Platinum Jubilee Fund opens to applications at 12noon on Wednesday 17th November. For more information, visit The National Lottery Community Fund’s website.
The Arts Council will publish more detail on how to apply for the Let’s Create Platinum Jubilee Fund in December. Find out more here.
Sport England will announce further details on The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund in due course.