A special fund to help celebrate the historic occasion of The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee has been launched in North Lanarkshire.
With grants of up to £2,000 available, community groups can apply for funding through the North Lanarkshire Platinum Jubilee Community Grants to help organise local events such as a community lunch, street parties or barbeques, tea dances, fun/activity days, history or cultural community events related to Jubilee or sporting and craft events.
The funding was agreed as part of the Council’s 2022/23 budget to encourage communities to celebrate this historic occasion locally.
Des Murray, chief executive of North Lanarkshire Council, said, “Funding has been made available to help organisations and communities celebrate or commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. I would encourage as many organisations as possible to apply for funding and take advantage of this moment of national celebration.”
An extended Bank Holiday, from 2-5 June 2022, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to mark this milestone in Royal history.
Any events and activities arranged should be for the benefit of the wider community and although the focus is on the celebratory weekend, the staging of events from the fund isn’t limited to the extended bank holiday weekend.
Event organisers will be responsible for ensuring any necessary licenses and compliance with appropriate regulations are in place. In addition, organisers must make sure events are properly cleared up following events.
Lady Susan Haughey, Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire said: “With Her Majesty celebrating a magnificent 70 years of public service, this Platinum Jubilee offers a wonderful opportunity for local communities in North Lanarkshire to celebrate this truly historic occasion.
“This unique anniversary will provide the chance to celebrate a joyful occasion after what has been a very difficult last couple of years during the health pandemic.”
The North Lanarkshire Platinum Jubilee Community Grants are administered by the council’s Community Planning Partnership who along with Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire, assess the applications. Applicants must be a constituted North Lanarkshire community group or voluntary
organisation that can demonstrate effective and ongoing activities or smaller unconstituted groups can apply through larger constituted groups .

For more information and to  apply for funding email:

Completed applications must be returned by Wednesday 6th April 2022.

Posted by Gavin Whitefield