We are delighted to announce 11 grants totalling £71,274 have been awarded to voluntary and community organisations in Cambridgeshire from the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities all across England will have the opportunity to take part in exciting creative events – all in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. From puppetry and story creation, through to making crowns, carnival and art trails, there will be a huge range of exciting activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in.

Made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund has been administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of Arts Council England. The programme is designed to help voluntary and community organisations develop creative and cultural events to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

We are one of 44 community foundations awarding grants across the country on behalf of the Arts Council. An example of the projects funded include:

  • Adams Heritage Centre in Littleport who will be running The Queen’s Drawers consisting of five free arts workshops leading to a celebratory exhibition, coffee morning and afternoon tea on Friday 3rd June.
  • CamCare UK who are holding a series of events: a street rangoli art party featuring Bollywood dancing and food, a kid’s drawing contest, a Royal art gallery, an Indian classical dance workshop, a Jubilee dance parade and community picnic on Cambourne green.
  • Hestia Radio CIC who are holding a community-led multicultural music festival at Paston Farm Community Centre on Saturday 25th June celebrating Peterborough’s diversity whilst celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
  • Rowan who are holding a Queens Jubilee Tea Party on Wednesday 8th June including a pop up shop, public workshops and a display of the artworks created by their students.

A full list of events happening across Cambridgeshire can be seen here.

Darren Henley, Chief Executive at Arts Council England said “The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is a wonderful example of our ambition to give everyone the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts, culture and creativity – made possible thanks to National Lottery players. This June, we’ll see communities across England coming together to celebrate a historic milestone for this country. I’m excited to see these projects brought to life in villages, towns and cities across the country as our wonderfully creative communities celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

Rosemary Macdonald, CEO, UK Community Foundations, said: “For community foundations, people and places are the priority and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a unique opportunity for people to get together and celebrate in their communities. We are proud to have connected Arts Council England with local organisations whose imaginative and exciting projects and collaborations with professional artists will bring communities together to enjoy marking this milestone moment in our history.”