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Updated: 31/3/22

Are you seeking funding to support an event or activity you are planning for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? A range of options are available.

More than £22 million of National Lottery funding is being made available to help communities across the country celebrate the Platinum Jubilee:

  • Sport England’s The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund aims to use sport and physical activity as a means of bringing a community together and tackling inequalities via awards of between £300 and £10,000 from a pot of £5 million of National Lottery funding. Apply now, applications accepted until pot is spent. PLEASE make sure that your application meets their criteria.

  • If you’re planning a street party, a community event or any sort of get-together and you need funds to deliver it, why not crowdfund your celebrations on Spacehive? They’ve created a special Jubilee Crowdfunding Guide to help you get started. With a team of experts on hand to help you with permissions and licenses, and you may even be able to tap into our network of local funders who can pledge to your campaign. Got an idea to help your community in Barnet? Plus you could get up to £5,000 from Barnet Council via #crowdfundbarnet to make it happen. Next Deadline: 27 April.

  • £5 Million in Funding for Nature Projects to Mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The National Lottery Heritage Fund is partnering with The Wildlife Trusts to deliver a Platinum Jubilee legacy investment, which will support around 200 new groups across the UK to identify and implement local action in their communities. The joint initiative, Nextdoor Nature, aims to give access to the natural environment to thousands of people who may not have fully appreciated it before, while raising awareness of climate change and restoring natural heritage. Sign up to The Wildlife Trusts’ Nextdoor Nature to hear more on this funding when announced. Projects supported by the initiative could include:
    • Establishing wild habitats and green corridors.
    • Rewilding school grounds.
    • Transforming urbanised and unused areas into green spaces.

  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund will support communities to take action to help natural green spaces flourish as a legacy of the Platinum Jubilee. Additional funding will create 70 paid placements for young people from under-served and disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Throughout the year community organisations will also be able to apply for grants from the Arts Council’s National Lottery Project Grants programme, which has been refreshed with new guidance to better support a broader range of ambitious cultural projects.

For more details on Street Parties, and guidance on Planning Your Own Street Party.

For more details on Events and Getting Involved.


Events in Barnet 

To hold a street party, you will first need to gain the agreement of other households in your street. You must then apply to the council for permission to close your road. It’s easy to do and local road closures cost nothing, but you do need to apply well in advance. Barnet Council will review each application to assess the location’s suitability, and once approved, we will sort out all your street signage and street furniture needed to close your street and leave you to organise your party.
You can download your application from and find out more from the council website: Street parties and special events | Barnet Council

Volunteer Steward’s required for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event. Barnet Council’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event programme features open community carnivals, live music, artisan food markets, children’s fun fair, street performers, and activities for the whole family. The majority of the events and activities are free to attend.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event encourages the safe return to our town centres, high streets, parks and open spaces. Everyone is invited to come together safely and celebrate local talent, local businesses, local communities and everything that makes Barnet a great place to live. Fund out more about volunteering at this event.
For more Barnet-specific Jubilee Events, head on over to their Platinum Jubilee celebration page.

If you are planning an event, and would like it listed in Barnet’s round-up of events, PR etc, email


Funding: Now Closed for applications

  • Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund (now closed for applications) will support voluntary and community organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Platinum Jubilee celebrations with grants of up to £10,000.
  • The Arts Council has also announced £175,000 to help libraries celebrate. (now closed for applications) The funding will be distributed by  Libraries Connected, and will provide £1,000 for each library service.
  • The National Lottery Community Fund’s Platinum Jubilee Fund (now closed for applications) will provide grants of up to £50,000 to 70 impactful community projects across the UK. In addition, grants of up to £10,000 from The National Lottery Awards For All programme will be available for community-led events.
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