FinancialGroupsImpactNewsOCFLet's create fund open for applications

Oxfordshire Community Foundation is delighted to be one of the network of community foundations distributing the Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. This £5 million programme will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

This funding aims to ensure that The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations give people throughout England the chance to experience the best of the country’s culture while also celebrating an important milestone in our national history. The programme is made possible with funding from the National Lottery, whose players raise £30 million for good causes every week.

Rosemary Macdonald, CEO at UK Community Foundations said “UK Community Foundations is proud to partner with Arts Council England to deliver the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. Our members 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.”

Grants from £750 up to £10,000 are now available to apply for. Applicants are strongly encouraged to partner with an artist, creative or cultural organisation that has been in receipt of ACE funding within the last 4 years. Although this is not essential in general, we would expect the largest awards (i.e. £5k – £10k) to involve this sort of partnership. Links to ACE supported artists or organisations in your local area are given in our application page.

Accessible versions of the funding guidelines in audio, easy read and large print are available on the UK Community Foundations website here.

Find out more and how to apply