The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS.

The deadline to apply was midday on Monday 28th February 2022.

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Information on the Let’s Create Fund

We are delighted to announce that the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund in partnership with Arts Council England is now open for applications from voluntary and community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is offering awards of between £750 and £10,000.

Fund criteria

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund encourages voluntary and community groups to partner with established artists, creatives and cultural organisations to develop community activities which celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. The following are some project ideas but applicants are encouraged to be as creative and innovative as they like.

  • Local residents and artists creating and performing a community play inspired by and about the jubilee.
  • A neighbourhood inviting artists or a musician into their community space to perform.
  • A spoken word and poetry event.
  • A carnival.
  • A photography exhibition celebrating local images from the last 70 years, chosen and presented by a professional curator and gallery technician.
  • An outdoor music performance with new music created by local young people.
  • A street party featuring food, music and art from the different cultures of local residents.

Funded projects can’t start before the 1st April and must culminate in creative and cultural activity for the community which takes place in June.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to partner with local professional artists, further information on what this means and how to go about it can be found in the full guidance.

Please read the full guidance before applying or you may not have all the information you need to submit an eligible application.


Who can apply?

The Let’s Create Jubilee 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 must be based in one of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester and have been formally established for at least 12 months at the time of submitting an application. They should also be able to show they have experience of managing projects of a similar scale to the one they are applying for.

We expect the Fund to be very popular and in the event that we have more eligible applications than money available, applicants with an annual income of £200,000 or less will be prioritised.

How much can you apply for?

The minimum award request that will be considered is £750 and the maximum is £10,000.  

Is there anything you can’t apply for?

Unfortunately, there are a few things that can’t be funded, such as activities that have already taken place or been paid for, contributions to major appeals, activities promoting political or religious beliefs and activity which should be provided by statutory services. We also can’t fund any core costs or overheads that relate to ongoing organisational costs.

If you’re not sure if we could consider your application for funding, please contact a member of the Forever Manchester Communities Team, email and we’ll be happy to help.

Supporting Documents

For help and guidance on your groups supporting documents and to see what we require to be submitted alongside your application, please refer to our guidance which you can find here: For Supporting Information

Deadline for Applications

We will close for applications at midday on Monday 28th February 2022. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.


How long will a decision take?

We will notify you of the outcome of your application on 1st April 2022. Please do not plan to start any activity until after you hear if your application has been successful.

If you have any questions or have trouble filling this in, please contact us at or phone 0161 214 0940.

About the Queen’s Jubilee Fund

Arts Council England has launched a £5 million programme, administered by UK Community Foundations, to support voluntary and community organisations to develop creative and cultural activities across the country as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

The Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is made possible thanks to National Lottery players, who collectively raise £30 million for good causes each week.

Across the UK the fund is being administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of the Arts Council. In Greater Manchester, it will be administered by Forever Manchester.

UK Community Foundations

Date added: 4th January 2022
Last updated: 28th February 2022