Funds for Jubilee parties

Home » Latest News » Funds for Jubilee parties
jubilee

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.

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Palace
Sat 18 May 6:07am  |  hits: 1,610

Following on from the award given to me in the Queens birthday honours list last year, I received an invite to the first Royal Garden Party of this season. As my guests I took my two elder granddaughters, Willow and Honesty, who both live in London now as that is where they study and work. My son, Jonathan, father to the girls, dropped us off at the main gates. We walked in presenting our...

FineFoodies Deli
Thu 16 May 6:08am  |  hits: 1,251

Message from Clare Lovatt, One Year on.As many people in Audlem will be aware, it is almost One Year since I tragically lost my Husband, Adam Lovatt.When Adam died everything changed, I lost my Husband, my future and everything we had planned when we moved to Audlem. Consequently, I have had to make some very difficult decisions.'The Deli' and our house should have been our forever...

Voices G s Poster For Aol
Fri 17 May 6:04am  |  hits: 952

Gilbert & Sullivan invite you...Tomorrow Saturday 18 May 2019!Audlem Voices, with visiting soloists Jane Johnson, Pamela Clarke, Philip Cartwright and Kevin Whitfield, will assemble in St James' Church at 7.30pm to delight and entertain you with a selection of fun and frolicsome, frantic and fiery, sometimes fatuous but always fantastic pieces from famous works by W S Gilbert and Arthur...