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    • Zoë Freedman
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      The Platinum Jubilee celebrates 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign and to mark this occasion, The National Lottery Community Fund will fund 70 projects across the UK.

      This is a significant National moment, and we are looking for projects that go beyond simply celebrating but for those that create change for communities.

      We want to fund projects that create a greater legacy for our places and spaces, and that support new opportunities, activities and build better relationships with one another, across generations and with the natural world.

      Funded projects will need to be up and running by Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend on 5 June 2022.

      We plan to make our final decisions on which projects to fund in Spring 2022. So, we would expect the projects we fund under this programme to start in Spring 2022 onwards.

      We will work with all funded projects so that we can publicly share and uplift your work by the Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend on 4 and 5 June 2022.

      Our three areas of focus are:

      1. Across Generations – Strengthening relationships between generations and creating a legacy for future generations.

      Projects that connect people across generations through doing activities together
      Projects that consider future generations and how the Jubilee can leave a legacy for them in the community
      Projects designed and led by young people who want to be more active in shaping the future of their communities.
      2. Community Renewal – Supporting new opportunities for people to develop skills and experiences in their local community, as well as opportunities to bring people together in new ways, and in new or different places and spaces.

      Projects making use of significant local sites or spaces – parks, heritage buildings, community spaces etc.
      Projects creating new opportunities for the people that live locally to contribute and/or to build skills and experiences
      Projects starting something new (a set of activities, a group, a community space, a service, a network) that marks the Jubilee as a turning point in the community.
      3. Our Shared Natural World – Growing our care and action locally for the natural world.

      Projects initiating collective action in relation to the natural world locally – giving more people the opportunity to care for the planet at a local level
      Across the applications, we will be looking for and prioritising projects that:

      draw on the creativity of the community
      want to do something new and inventive
      bring new opportunities
      make use of sites of local significance
      use multiple channels through which people can participate,
      that will have impact on more than one of the above areas of focus, and
      we’re especially keen to see applications led by young people.
      Read this blog for some examples of the types of projects we will and won’t fund.

      Suitable for
      Small local voluntary or community organisations and groups
      Total available
      £3.5 million
      Application deadline
      15 December 2021 at 5pm or once we receive 700 applications – whichever comes first

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