Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund

The Arts Council England 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 Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is an opportunity for community groups to work collaboratively with artists and cultural organisations to produce creative events.

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.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in partnership with organisations or individuals that are in receipt/ have been in receipt of Arts Council England funding within the last 4 years.  You can find out more about ACE supported artists or organisations in your local area on the Arts Council’s website. 

Applicants can apply for grants up to £10,000.

Projects can start from April 2022 and public-facing activity must take place in June 2022 near the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend (2nd – 5th June 2022).  The grant must therefore be spent by the end of June 2022.

What types of activity 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
  • Film and digital
  • Museum and library activities.

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

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:

  • A business address in England or the wider UK
  • A UK bank account in the exact name of the organisation applying
  • 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:

  • Non-constituted community or voluntary groups, or individuals
  • Statutory organisations
  • 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
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, additional signage

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

The grant cannot cover:
  • Activities that have already taken place, or to order or purchase goods or services before a decision has been made on the application
  • Activity that does not culminate in June 2022/ expenditure that takes place after 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
  • Contributions to appeals
  • Activity promoting political or religious beliefs
  • Activity which should be provided by statutory services
  • The mitigation of losses and/or debt mitigation
How much can I apply for?

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

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 essential in general, we would expect the largest awards (i.e. £5k – £10k) to involve this sort of partnership. You can find out more about ACE supported artists or organisations in your local area on the Arts Council’s website. For ease, we have compiled a list of individuals and organisations operating in Norfolk.

Timeline

The Fund will open on Tuesday 4th January 2022, and the deadline for applications is noon on Monday 28 February 2022.

We expect that all applicants will have a funding decision by Friday 1 April 2022.

Funded activity can begin from 1 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 (2nd – 5th June 2022).

Who can help

If you have any questions or need any help, please contact the NCF Programmes Team on 01603 623958 or email grants@norfolkfoundation.com

What happens if you are successful?

If you receive a grant, you will need to:

  • Accept and run your project in line with the terms and conditions
  • Keep clear records of project management and finances (including all invoices) and make these available to ACE upon request
  • Provide information after your project is completed, if contacted by UK Community Foundation or ACE. This information may include:

– how the money was spent

– activity and beneficiaries

– impact and legacy (e.g., new relationships or projects resulting from the activity)

  • Respond to ACE and UKCF if asked to take part in any marketing activity. This could include: providing some photos and image permission forms, a quote and availability to do media interviews
  • Complete a simple evaluation form. You may also be invited to attend a 2-hour focus group so ACE can find out more about the impact of the project. This would either be in person or online
  • Share news of your funding with your community and more widely using the communications pack that will be provided, including contributing to a national platform profiling activity celebrating the Jubilee.
Examples of projects the Fund can support

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. Funded activities should represent a celebration of the Queen’s platinum jubilee, and a celebration of communities and community groups.

This may include:

  • Local residents and artists creating and performing a community play inspired by/ about the jubilee
  • A neighbourhood inviting artist/s or musician/s into their community space to perform
  • An outdoor music performance with new music created by local young people
  • A photographic exhibition celebrating local images from the last 70 years
  • A street party featuring food, music and art from the different cultures in the local community.

Please note all activities should comply with the current Covid-19 safety guidance.

What do we mean by ‘culture’ and ‘creativity’?

‘Culture’ means many things to many people and is often used to refer to food, religion and other forms of heritage. We use it to mean all those areas of activity associated with the artforms and organisations in which Arts Council England 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, we use it specifically to refer to the process of making, producing or participating in ‘culture’.

Our definition of ‘artists’ or ‘creative practitioner’

These 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/ engagement specialists… and more.

Call for Applications

closed

Maximum Grant

up to £10,000

Who can apply?

Charity, Faith organisation, Parish/Town Council, Social Enterprise/CIC, and Voluntary/Community Group

Eligible Area

Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, and South Norfolk

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