Let’s Create Jubilee Fund

Grants for voluntary and community groups/organisations to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. All awards must be spent by 30 June 2022.

Arts Council England (ACE)

ACE is the national development agency for creativity and culture and have set out their strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 they want England to be a country in which the creativity of each person is valued and given the chance to flourish and where every person has access to a range of high-quality cultural experiences. Their support focuses on one or more of the following artform disciplines: music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, and combined arts including festivals and carnivals. They also fund museum and library activities.

ACE Definitions
‘Culture’ is often used to refer to food, religion, and other forms of heritage. It means all those areas of activity associated with the artforms and organisations in which ACE invests, as listed above.
‘Creativity’ describes the process through which people apply their knowledge, skill, and intuition to imagine, conceive, express, or make something that wasn’t there before. While creativity is present in all areas of life, ACE uses it specifically to refer to the process of making, producing, or participating in ‘culture’.
‘Artists’ or ‘Creative Practitioners’ are people doing work related to their supported artforms and disciplines. This includes dancers, choreographers, writers, producers, musicians, directors, designers, artists, craft makers, curators, DJs, performer/ creators, community practitioners or engagement specialists.

Who can apply?
• voluntary and community groups/organisations with charitable aims and working towards a common goal, which does not have to be solely based around arts and culture. This could include youth groups, parent/carer groups and volunteer organisations; however, the application itself must be focused on creative and cultural activity. Parish Councils or schools can apply if they partner with other charitable community groups.

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 we 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 fund will support projects that:
• are fun, creative, new, different
• online events
• outdoor music, street concerts, festivals and carnivals
• photography exhibition/digital art
• projects that link artists with the community
• overhead costs and costs of subsidising/free tickets

What the fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• individuals

How much can you apply for?
Grants will be between £750 – £10,000.

Please read the applicant guidance notes before applying. Applications must be submitted by 28th February 2022. Download the application form here.


If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 or email ellen@cumbriafoundation.org