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Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund

The 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.

deadline

28th February 2022

grant amount

£750 to £10,000

current status

Opening 4th January 2022

About the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund

The 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 fund is open to voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims and working towards a common goal which does not have to be based solely around arts and culture. This could include youth groups, parent/carer groups and volunteer organisations.

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

Projects must also be of benefit to people and/or communities in Gloucestershire.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims and working towards a common goal which does not have to be based solely around arts and culture.

Eligible applicants will also have:

  • An address in Gloucestershire
  • A UK bank account in the exact name they’re applying in
  • A project lead who is at least 18 years old
  • Been established for at least 12 months

This fund will not offer funding to the following organisations:

  • Non-constituted community or voluntary groups
  • Statutory organisations (schools and parish councils may apply but only for work and projects that would not be covered by statutory funding)
  • Organisations that have been established less than 12 months
  • Organisations that do not have a proven track record of service delivery
  • Limited companies, sole traders or partnerships without charitable aims
  • Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations (the fund is aimed towards community groups and organisations as applicants but NPOs are encouraged to partner with groups to deliver projects)

We can accept applications for funding from organisations working as a consortium, partnership, network or group. For non-constituted consortiums or groups, a constituted organisation must act as the lead organisation and send us the application. If the application goes on to be successful, this organisation would then be accountable for the grant.

What can the grant be used for?

Eligible costs include:

  • Costs of organising your events and people needed to manage the project
  • Artist fees (both creating and delivering the event); there is guidance available on the fair pay of artists here
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Materials or equipment needed for the event or activity*
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Marketing costs and promotion of the event
  • Overheads relating specifically to the project (such as insurance)
  • Costs of making your event accessible to all, such as BSL interpreters, translation services or additional signage

The grant cannot cover:

  • Activities that have already taken place
  • 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
  • Activity promoting political or religious beliefs
  • Activity which should be provided by statutory services
  • The mitigation of losses and/or debt mitigation
  • Alcohol or medication

Grant Guidelines

Please ensure you satisfy all of the criteria and conditions outlined within the Grant Guidelines. Do contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your project/need prior to submitting an application.

The Full Grant Guidelines are available by clicking on the link button at the bottom of this section.

Audio, Large Print and Easy Read versions of the guidelines can be found on the UK Community Foundation website HERE

How to Apply

Please apply online using the link at the bottom right of the screen marked ‘Apply Now’

You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application.

As part of the online application process you will be asked to attach the following supporting documents:

  • A constitution/governing document/set of rules, that sets out the purpose of your organisation and how it is managed.
  • A copy of a bank statement or other evidence of a bank account in the name of your organisation. The bank account must have at least 2 signatories. Alternatively, if you belong to a small organisation that does not have a bank account another charitable organisation can look after the funds for you, but you must provide written authorisation from the organisation that will do this.
  • A copy of your most recent annual accounts or financial records. If you do not have financial records that cover a full year then you will need to provide the records you currently have.
  • A safeguarding policy if your organisation works directly with children or vulnerable adults.

Each organisation may only make one application to the fund

Timeline

The application portal will open on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

All applicants will have a funding decision by Friday 1st April 2022.

The project can begin from 1st April so that preparation can take place such as rehearsals etc.

Public-facing activity should take place in June near the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

The project end date can be in August to include any evaluation and final payments.

How much can you apply for?

Applicants can apply for grants from £750 to £10,000.

Applications for more than £5,000 will need to to partner with an artist, creative or cultural organisation that has been in receipt of ACE funding within the last 4 years to help deliver their project.

You can find out more about ACE supported artists or organisations in your local area on the Arts Council England website.

 

 

 

 

 

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