Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fund - Now Open!

Please see below a press release from Scottish Borders Council about the launch of a grant fund to enable community/voluntary groups, schools and churches in the region to take part in celebratory events/community and legacy projects to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend, Friday 2nd to Monday 5th of June 2022. The fund is now open for applications.

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Scottish Borders Council is delighted to launch the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund, which is now open to applications. The Fund will close on 30 April 2022.

In 2022, Her Majesty, The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, following 70 years on the throne.

An extended bank holiday from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022 will provide communities throughout the United Kingdom the opportunity to commemorate the event.

The Queens Platinum Jubilee Fund will allow non-profit making community and voluntary groups, along with schools and churches within the Borders whose project or activity is for the benefit of the wider community, to apply for grant funding. Grants are expected to be within the region of £1K, however there is a possibility grants up to a maximum of £2.5K will be awarded for larger projects.

The Fund encourages as much creativity as possible for community gatherings, for example, concerts, open days or street parties. Alternatively, funding can be used to create a lasting legacy by improving public spaces like play parks or gardens, or by planting commemorative trees.

Application forms and guidance notes can be found on the Council’s website, here.

Councillor Robin Tatler, Executive Member for Community Development and Localities, said: “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund is a brilliant initiative to celebrate and reflect on the service of Her Majesty over the last 70 years.  This is a great opportunity to harness the community spirit our towns and villages in the Borders are renowned for, following a difficult couple of years dealing with the impact of Coronavirus. I urge as many communities and organisations as possible to participate in creating a lasting legacy of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and fill out an application form.”