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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.

Amounts available: £750–£10,000

Group annual income: No maximum

Type of cost: All costs linked to the new activity

Closing date: Monday 28th February 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 Arts Council England (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 Oxfordshire.

Applicants are also 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.

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  • Applications will open on Tuesday 4th January 2022.
  • Closing date Monday 28th February 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
Allowable Costs
  • costs of organising your events and people needed to manage the project
  • artist fees for both creating and delivering the event (guidance on the fair pay of artists)
  • 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,
    additional signage

*If costs for equipment make up a significant proportion of the grant, you will need to explain how this equipment will benefit you in the long term.

Dates and timings

Early applications are always appreciated.

Opening date Closing date (midday)
Tuesday 4th January 2022 Monday 28th February 2022


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

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