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Council announces new Jubilee Grants to help residents celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

17 March 2022

Residents, local groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply for a Jubilee Grant of up to £1,000 to help organise local events to celebrate this year's Platinum Jubilee.

To help residents celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Richmond Council has set aside funding for local communities to celebrate in May or June 2022 through a host of activities, including over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. There are two different funding opportunities available:   

  • Street parties and The Big Jubilee Lunch - up to £500 
  • Large celebration events and commemoration activities - up to £1,000

Grants of up to £500 are open to residents (for example a group of residents from a street or neighbourhood), voluntary and community groups and local charities, to cover the costs of hosting events like a street party or take part in The Big Jubilee Lunch. An application for a free street closure must also be submitted.

Grants of up to £1,000 are also available for groups looking to host larger celebration events and commemorative activities (including those that have a long-lasting impact) such as a concert or by creating a commemorative mural. This grant can also support school celebrations.

See full details of available funding and how to apply.

If local groups require funding over £1,000, grants of up to £5,000 are available through the Council's Civic Pride Fund.  

Richmond Council will be helping to facilitate Town Centre closures in Barnes, Hampton Wick and Whitton on Saturday 4 June to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The closures will see town centres being pedestrianised to encourage residents to celebrate the Jubilee bank holiday weekend and boost trade for local businesses.  

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:

"As a Council we are doing everything we can to ensure people have the opportunity to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and we want to make it as easy as possible for residents and groups to organise their own events and street parties. We have decided that we want to financially help support the Jubilee celebrations in the borough through this grant scheme and I look forward to seeing how our communities decided to mark the occasion. 

"We are also supporting initiatives such as The Queen's Green Canopy, with new trees now planted in every ward to mark the Jubilee and we will shortly be unveiling our Jubilee beacon. If you have an idea for an event to mark the Jubilee please get in touch and apply for funding now."

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Updated: 1 April 2022

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