Up to £10,000 for creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. 

The Arts Council England 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 Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is an opportunity for community groups to work collaboratively with artists and cultural organisations to produce creative events. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in partnership with organisations or individuals that are in receipt / have been in receipt of Arts Council England funding within the last 4 years. These applications will be prioritised.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

Projects can start from April 2022 and public-facing activity must take place in June 2022 near the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend (2nd – 5th June 2022).

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:

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

Eligibility Criteria

Please read Steps 1 and 2 of our How to Apply page for full information on eligible groups and required Supporting Documentation. All applicants must attach Supporting Documentation to their applications.

Please also read the Applicant Guide below before applying.

Additional Criteria for this Fund

  • Applicant groups must have been established for at least 12 months.
  • Applicant groups must have a proven track record of service delivery.
  • The lead applicant group must be constituted.
  • Larger awards (£5k – £10k) are expected to involve a partnership with an artist, creative or cultural organisation that has been in receipt of ACE funding within the last 4 years.

The funding cannot cover:

  • activities that have already taken place, or to order or purchase goods or services before a decision has been made on the application
  • activity that does not culminate in June 2022
  • costs of routine activity that regularly takes place and is not adapted or enhanced to do something special as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
  • contributions to appeals
  • activity promoting political or religious beliefs
  • activity which should be provided by statutory services
  • the mitigation of losses and/or debt mitigation

Guidance For Applicants

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Who can apply?
Not-for-profit organisations

Maximum grant

Eligible area
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough


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