Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council launch two new community funds so communities can celebrate Platinum Jubilee ‘in style’

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 20 March 2022

HINCKLEY and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC have launched two new community funds so that local communities are able to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ‘in style’.

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The newly-launched community funds have been set up to support wider Jubilee events and community projects across the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth.

Groups and volunteers who want to apply for the funds will need to demonstrate that they are already an established voluntary group – and that the Jubilee celebrations would be an extension to their existing offer to the local community.

It has been stressed that grants are not available for those holding one off private street parties celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.

The two new funds are:

Making a difference fund

  • Constituted groups can apply for up to £3000 to support grass roots projects

Community volunteering fund

  • Small groups of volunteers can apply for up to £500, which is open to non-constituted groups

Executive Member for the Voluntary Sector, Coun. Keith Lynch, said: “We know the local community will want to take part in the national and local events and activities as the country comes together to celebrate The Queen’s long reign and remarkable dedication to public service.

“We are delighted to be able to set up two dedicated grants schemes for local people and organisations wanting to host their own celebratory events and activities that bring local communities together.

He concluded: “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is such a momentous occasion for our country. We feel that everybody should be given the chance to create special memories and enjoy local tributes that will remind us of the legacy of Her Majesty the Queen in generations to come.”

Further details about the grants scheme, including the full details of eligibility criteria, and making an application, can be found at this link.

The deadline to apply for the grants is Friday, 20 May.

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