New fund launched to celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee

We are delighted to be partnering with Arts Council England to distribute a new fund to help community and voluntary organisations in Wiltshire and Swindon celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee through culture and creativity.

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is a £5million programme to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the celebrations next June. The programme is made possible with funding from the National Lottery, whose players raise £30million for good causes every week.

Applicants will be able to apply for grants from £750 up to £10,000 and are encouraged to partner with established artists, creatives and cultural organisations, to ensure the Jubilee celebrations give people across Wiltshire and Swindon the opportunity to experience arts and cultural activities while also celebrating an important milestone in the nation’s history.

Wiltshire Community Foundation joint chief executive Fiona Oliver said: “We’re very proud to partner with Arts Council England to deliver the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.

"We look forward to working with local groups and artists who will create imaginative and innovative celebrations to mark this historic occasion and strengthen cultural involvement and opportunities in their communities.”

Arts Council England chief executive Darren Henley 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 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.”

The fund opens for applications on Tuesday January 4 and closes on February 28. Applicants will be informed of the decision on their grant by April 1.

Further details of the fund and eligibility criteria are available here

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