ACE’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is now open for applications

A fund to support voluntary and community groups to develop creative activities for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Local South West applications can be made through the Whiltshire Community Foundation


The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is now open for applications.

The 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. It has been created by Arts Council England (ACE) with funds from the National Lottery and is open to voluntary organisations with charitable aims and working towards a common goal which does not have to be based solely around arts and culture.

Projects must:

  • focus on art and creativity
  • engage with at least one of the artforms that ACE supports
    be high quality and inclusive in their approach
  • culminate in June 2022

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 to help deliver their project.

Although this is not an essential requirement, in general ACE would expect larger awards (i.e. 5-10k) to be made to projects that involve a partnership between a community organisation and an ACE funded organisation; the lead partner should be the community organisation, who will receive the grant and distribute funds as needed to their partner arts organisation.

Closing date for applications 28 February.

All applicants will have a funding decision by Friday 1 April 2022. Public-facing activity should take place in June near the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Local South West applications can be made through 

Quartet Community Foundation (Includes Bath & North-East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset)

Cornwall Community Foundation  

Somerset Community Foundation

Dorset Community Foundation

Whiltshire Community Foundation


Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are a special moment in our collective history; one that gives us a chance to look back at what has been achieved over the last 70 years  and also look forward to what is possible in the future.

The focus of this fund is to empower community organisations to work collaboratively with artists and cultural organisations in a way they might not have before, to produce creative events that are driven by them and highlight their ideas and creativity.

Although the funding usually falls under several artform disciplines, ACE don’t want to be too prescriptive over what kinds of creative responses they expect to see for the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.  Instead, they want to encourage community organisations to think about what creative activity would mean the most to their local communities and why.

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