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Apply for a Platinum Jubilee grant to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign

Published Thursday 17 February, 2022
Last updated on Thursday 17 February, 2022

Community groups and voluntary organisations in Swale can apply for grants from Swale Borough Council to host events in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this June.

The council is offering grants of up to £1,000 to local groups in support of small-scale projects and events that bring cultural, heritage or educational benefits to the local community during the long weekend.

Celebrations are being held across the country during a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday, 2 June to Sunday, 5 June.

Councillor Richard Palmer, cabinet member for community, said:

“We’re making £25,000 available to help fund Platinum Jubilee community events, street parties and celebrations across Swale.

“Local groups can apply for up to £1,000 to help fund their project or activities and I encourage communities to get in touch with their town or parish council, local charities and community groups to get involved.

“Beacons, street parties, tree planting and heritage projects are some of the activities we’re seeing coming through and it’s a wonderful opportunity for communities to come together.

“Our communities have shown great resilience throughout the pandemic but there is now a growing appetite to do more and enjoy our leisure time.

“The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our friends, family and neighbours by coming together and celebrating the historic 70-year reign.”

Platinum Jubilee grants are available now until the end of the year.

To find out more, including how to apply, visit www.swale.gov.uk/news-and-your-council/grants-and-funding/platinum-jubilee-grant.

KCC road closure applications are available until Thursday, 31 March. For more information visit www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/highway-permits-and-licences/apply-to-close-a-road/arrange-a-street-party-for-the-queens-platinum-jubilee.