Let's Create Jubilee Fund

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The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund welcomes applications from voluntary and community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, supporting them to develop creative and cultural activities across the country as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

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.

What can you apply for?

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 exihibtion 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. This can be found here.

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 awards@forevermanchester.com 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 awards@forevermanchester.com or phone 0161 214 0940.

Please read the full guidance before starting an application, found here.


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Organisation Name and Address Details

Provide the name of your organisation as it appears on any governing documents.

Organisation Address

This should be the address of the organisation. If the organisation doesn't have a independent location you can use the contact details of the primary contact.

The telephone number and email address should be one at which the organisation is easily contacted, especially during office hours. If the organisation doesn't have a independent location you can use the contact details of the primary contact.

Main Contact Person
These are the details that will be used for correspondence purposes.

The contact person should be someone who has a good knowledge of the application as this is the person we will contact if we have any queries.

Main Contact Address

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About Your Organisation 

What type of organisation are you?  
(Please select as many as appropriate).

Input numbers only

Staffing and Volunteers
How many of each of the following are involved in your group? Input numbers only

Volunteer Hours

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About Your Project

Does your project have an overall project name, if so please enter it here.

Project start and end dates
Funded projects can start from 1st April so that preparation can take place such as rehearsals, art workshops, scriptwriting etc. Projects should culminate in public community events which take place in June near the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend (2nd – 5th June). The project end date can be in August to include any evaluation and final payments, however all project activity and public community events must be completed in June.

Please provide the postcode where most of your beneficiaries reside, if there are multiple places please just pick one. If it is too difficult to distinguish please provide the postcode of your organisation.

We realise that you cannot give exact figures but please estimate as accurately as possible. This information is important and will be used to evaluate the project at the end of the grant period.

We realise that you cannot give exact figures but please estimate as accurately as possible. This information is important and will be used to evaluate the project at the end of the grant period.

We realise that you cannot give exact figures but please estimate as accurately as possible. This information is important and will be used to evaluate the project at the end of the grant period.

Project partners
Applicants are strongly encouraged to partner with an artist, creative or cultural organisation that has been in receipt of Art Council England 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 Art Council England supported artists or organisations within the full fund guidance (please see the full guidance here).

Project Budget

The maximum amount you can apply for is £10,000.

Please demonstrate the projected income and expenditure budget for the project. 
The budget needs to be balanced as no profit can be made and it needs to include eligible project costs. A contingency can be included. A strong budget would include costs that match the description of the project undertaken. It will also show fair rates of pay to artists and include costs for ensuring the project is accessible.

Please enter a breakdown of costs.

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Organisation Information
Art Council England and UKCF would like to gather this date in order to monitor the different backgrounds of people who receive grants. We will not use this information to assess your application. If you do not know some of the information or you would prefer not to provide it, you can fill in the 'Not known/Prefer not to answer' box.

Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were announced by the United Nations in 2015 and focus on People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. They provide a ‘blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’. 

The SDGs were designed to be achieved by the year 2030, which is widely recognised as the 2030 Agenda. We are now in the ‘decade of action’ and community foundations, along with the Voluntary, Charitable and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, will be vital players in achieving the Goals in the UK.

When completing the following questions, please just choose the option which you think best fits your project. Please note this will not be used as part of the application assessment.

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Banking Details
Grants awarded are paid via BACS. Please enter your full bank details below. 

Supporting Documents
Please click on the attachments link below to upload required documents to support this application. Attaching all requested documents will speed up the processing of your application if you can attach them now.

Documents required:
  • Governing Document
  • Annual Accounts 
  • Recent bank statement with the group name and address visible
  • Management Committee Details
  • Safeguarding Policies- this will be required if your project is working with children or vulnerable adults. 
For help and guidance on your groups supporting documents, please refer to our For Supporting Information or email awards@forevermanchester.com if you have any queries.

Using your personal information
By completing this application form, you accept that Forever Manchester will have access to the personal data about you and other individuals named.


As a necessary part of the application process, Forever Manchester will collect personal data about you and other people connected with your organisation. The personal data we collect includes name, address, telephone number, email address and could also include photographs.

 This information may be shared with UK Community Foundations and the Arts Council England who we are partnering with on the Let's Create Jubilee Fund.


We will use the information you give us during assessment and during the life of your award (if successful) to manage and monitor the award and check the money is being used appropriately. 


If you do not give us consent to use this data, we will not be able to process your application.


We hold and store your information in line with the Data Protection legislation currently in force. For more information explaining how we use your information, please see our privacy policy which can be found on our website by clicking here.

UKCF’s privacy policy can be found here:  https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/privacy-policy

Terms and Conditions

If you are successful in receiving funding, 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 Forever Manchester, UKCF or ACE upon request.
  • provide information after your project is completed, if contacted by Forever Manchester, UKCF 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 Forever Manchester, UKCF or ACE 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 a simple 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 that we will provide to successful applicants, which will include contributing to a national platform celebrating the Jubilee (you will need to sign up here): https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk.
  • Include the official hashtags #CreativeJubilee and #LottoGoodCauses in social media post about your activity.

Forever Manchester would like to follow up successful applicants and potentially feature them in publicity activities.  This could include featuring the work of your organisation on our website or social media channels. 


Please tick the box to confirm that if your application is successful, you are happy for Forever Manchester to use information about your group or project for publicity purposes. If you would prefer not to feature in any publicity, don’t worry, not ticking this will not affect the outcome of your award application.