Arts Council England 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. 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.

The fund will support new creative and cultural activities developed for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. The project aims for community groups to deliver creative and cultural activity that their local communities will want to take part in.

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 at the two links below.

All eligible projects should engage with at least one of the art forms which 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 England.

Programme Overview

Status Closed
Opening Date 04/01/2022
Closing Date 04/02/2022
Minimum Grant £750
Maximum Grant £10,000
Location Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton
Causes Arts & Culture

Applications are now closed.


  • General Eligibility

    Projects must be for creative and cultural activities which culminate in June 2022. 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.

    Voluntary and community groups that can apply include:

    • Organisations that have been operating for 12 months or more
    • Constituted bodies, including registered charities, CICs, CIOs, unincorporated bodies
    • Consortia – please check further guidance

    The project can be planned to 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 payments.

  • Target Beneficiaries

    Groups working in areas with highest indices of multiple deprivation will be prioritised, although there is an expectation the funding will be inclusive in its reach.

  • Acceptable Projects

    Culture and creativity come in all shapes and sizes, so ACE do not want to be too prescriptive about what form projects could take – the most important consideration is to deliver creative and cultural activity that your local communities will want to take part in, and to find a partner who can help you deliver it.


    Funded projects must:

    • focus on creative and cultural activity (as defined above)
    • engage with at least one of the artforms that ACE supports
    • be high-quality and inclusive in their approach
    • culminate in June 2022.


    Let’s Create will fund projects across a range of scales, artforms and types of partnership throughout Hampshire and IOW.


    Eligible costs could be for:

    • 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

  • Exclusions
    • Non-constituted community or voluntary groups
    • 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
    • Grants that are solely for the provision of bursaries to individuals or families
    • Applications from individuals
    • Organisations NOT based and active in Hampshire including Portsmouth and Southampton, and Isle of Wight
    • Capital building projects
    • Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
    • National charities
    • Any party-political activity
    • Commercial ventures
    • Proselytising activities, i.e. active promotion of a specific religion or belief system

    The grant also 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
    • 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
  • Additional information

    Guidance on consortia bids:

    We can accept applications for funding from organisations working as a consortium, partnership, network or group. For non-constituted consortiums or groups, one organisation must act as the lead organisation and send us the application. If the application goes on to be successful, this organisation would then be accountable for the grant.

    If you receive a grant specific conditions will need to be met.

    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 an 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 provided, including contribute to a national platform, profiling activity celebrating the Jubilee

    you will need to sign up here:  Include the official hashtags #CreativeJubilee and #LottoGoodCauses in social media posts about your activity

  • Application Guidance
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