Event Funding



Helping you to celebrate the Jubilee

Local funding

To help the county celebrate the occasion we set up a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee fund in early 2022. The fund has allocated £70,000 to non-profit making community and voluntary groups, schools, local charities, parish councils and churches. The grants will go towards hosting celebratory events alongside community and legacy projects to mark the Platinum Jubilee.  
Almost 200 individual grants have been given out to groups across the county, covering a wide range of celebratory events and schemes. Many of these stories will be featured here in the coming weeks and months. Keep an eye out for their stories which will document how Northumberland is celebrating Her Majesty’s 70 year reign.  


National Funding

A range of national funding options are also available, with over £22 million of National Lottery funding allocated to help communities celebrate.

  • Sir James Knott Trust - Platinum Jubilee Funding. Community groups organising celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, can apply to the Sir James Knott Trust for up to £1000 to help purchase flags, food, bunting, transport etc. This will be a short application with a very quick turnaround. Email info@knott-trust.co.uk for more details.

  • The National Lottery Community Fund’s Platinum Jubilee Fund will provide grants of up to £50,000 to 70 impactful community projects across the UK. In addition, grants of up to £10,000 from The National Lottery Awards For All programme will be available for community-led events throughout 2022.

  • Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will support voluntary and community organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Platinum Jubilee celebrations with grants of up to £10,000.

  • The Arts Council has also announced £175,000 to help libraries celebrate. The funding will be distributed by Libraries Connected, and will provide £1,000 for each library service

  • Throughout the year community organisations will also be able to apply for grants from the Arts Council’s National Lottery Project Grants programme, which has been refreshed with new guidance to better support a broader range of ambitious cultural projects.

  • The UK National Archives has announced £30,000 of new funding to help the archives sector mark the Platinum Jubilee.

  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund will support communities to take action to help natural green spaces flourish as a legacy of the Platinum Jubilee. Additional funding will create 70 paid placements for young people from under-served and disadvantaged backgrounds. 

  • Sport England’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund, will focus on the role of sport and physical activity in tackling inequalities and building stronger communities. 

  • The Government’s Welcome Back Fund aims to help boost the look and feel of high streets and seaside towns. If you’ve signed up, the Welcome Back Fund could help with basic preparation for Platinum Jubilee activities before 31 March 2022.

  • The High Streets Strategy is an opportunity to spruce up streets for the festivities. It could be used to promote the Platinum Jubilee, local history or local heroes.

Volunteers working on a Jubilee community event.