By Alex Grimshaw (Cheshire East) - 3rd February 2012 7:35am
Dedicated funding of £100 per community group is being offered to help create a party atmosphere for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this summer.
Cheshire East Council is setting the scene for a summer of fun after the newly-formed Cheshire Community Foundation received a donation from the Duke of Westminster's charitable fund, the Westminster Foundation, which will be distributed to Cheshire East communities on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.
The Diamond Jubilee celebrations will take place across an extended bank holiday weekend between June 2nd and 5th. Just a couple of days before the royal celebrations, the party atmosphere will hot up as the London Olympic torch relay passes through Crewe, Congleton, Knutsford and Macclesfield.
Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cabinet member with responsibility for safer and stronger communities, said: "This is going to be one of the most memorable weekends of our time and so it's a wonderful opportunity to have a party. This is such a momentous occasion and we are delighted to offer community groups the chance to apply for £100 of funding to celebrate in their community.
"We are very grateful to the Duke of Westminster for his donation and we would encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate and throw a street party or use their local park or playing fields to host an event."
To apply for the £100 funding, community groups should log on to: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/jubilee>and click on the event notification/funding form. The deadline to apply for funding and road closures is Monday, April 9. Alternatively, contact Jane Kavanagh on 01270 685854.
Buckingham Palace is encouraging communities to take part in 'The Big Jubilee Lunch which is all about community, friendship and fun and offers ideas on what to do and how to make it a day to remember.
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