"Let's Create"

Please note, this Fund closed for applications on Monday 28th February. Funding outcomes will be made available on 1st April.

About the 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 was open to voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims. However, the application itself had to be focused on creative and cultural activity.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for successful applicants. Please note, applicants applying for over £5,000 are expected to partner with an artist or organisation which has been in receipt of Arts Council England (ACE) funding within the last 4 years. A listing of possible partner organisations can be found here.

Funded projects must:

  • Focus on creative and cultural activity
  • Engage with at least one of the art forms that ACE supports
  • Be high-quality and inclusive in their approach
  • Culminate in June 2022

Additional information on the Fund is accessible further down the page.

Artforms included in Arts Council definition of 'culture' and 'creativity’

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Visual arts
  • Literature
  • Combined arts – including festivals and carnivals
  • Museum and library activities

The Fund is now closed. Funding outcomes will be made available on Friday 1st April.

Useful documents

We recommend that you read the following helpful documents before submitting your application.

Groups must meet the Community Foundation’s Eligibility Guidance to be considered.

Q&A Sessions

We have run a series of 6 Q&A sessions to explain a little more about the Fund and answer your questions. We have found it useful to speak with groups to hear about their projects and answer any queries they have had. As there is not long left until the Fund close, we are not planning any further sessions. However, if you have any questions, please do contact us grants@cfsurrey.org.uk and we will be happy to help.

The Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is a £5 million programme that
has been established by Arts Council England with National Lottery investment to
support grassroots community groups to develop creative and cultural activity in
celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee taking place 2nd – 5th June 2022.

The Arts Council has appointed UK Community Foundations to deliver the Arts
Council Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, harnessing their extensive expertise in delivering
funding programmes to community-led organisations.


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