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New funding opportunity

Posted by on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 | No Comments on New funding opportunity

There is a new funding opportunity for timebanks in central London boroughs to organise local events and street parties from mid May to 31 July 2012, in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The headlines are posted below, but you can find more details on the London Community Foundation website.


Maximum Value: ÂŁ 1,000

Minimum Value: £ 250

Extended Description

The Capital Jubilee Fund is provided by Westminster Foundation and administered by the London Community Foundation.

Funding is intended to assist local voluntary and community groups with holding an event or street party in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Projects should take place between mid May and 31 July 2012 in the central London boroughs with the aim of bringing people together to celebrate this special occasion.

Latest Information

Applications are due by 17 February 2012 (5pm).

Key Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a community group, registered charity, company limited by guarantee, charitable incorporated organisation, social enterprise or Community Interest Company.
  • Have a governing document.
  • Have a bank account in the group’s name with at least two unrelated signatories.
  • Have a minimum of three unrelated Management Committee members/Trustees.
  • Have a safeguarding policy if working with young people under the age of 18 or with vulnerable adults.
  • Be able to submit their most recent accounts (within the last financial year) or sound plans for managing your money if a new group.
  • Have secured all of the necessary permissions, permits and insurances for the proposed project.

Projects must take place within the London Boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Westminster and City of London.

To be eligible, projects should bring people together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and take place between mid May 2012 and 31 July 2012.

Priority may be given to projects which support:

  • Intergenerational activities in celebration of the Jubilee.
  • Elderly people celebrating the Jubilee.
  • Children and young people celebrating the Jubilee.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants are to be used to assist with the costs related to eligible project delivery. This includes: hire costs, facilities, PA systems, sanitary provisions, lighting, professional fees, artist fees, volunteers costs, publicity and marketing costs, licensing and statutory implications, security and safety measures.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a requirement.


Funding cannot be used for the following:

  • Projects taking place outside of Camden, City of London, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets or Westminster.
  • Events or celebrations not directly related to the Diamond Jubilee.
  • Projects that do not have the necessary permissions and permits in place.
  • Statutory organisations.
  • Individuals.
  • Any party political activity that could be seen as promoting a political party.
  • Purely commercial ventures, trade or professional conferences or conventions.
  • Major capital costs, such as buildings.
  • Retrospective costs.
  • An event where people have to take part in religious activities to benefit from the event or to promote a specific religious event or religious beliefs.
  • Any event acting primarily as a fundraising event for a charity.
  • Awards ceremonies.
  • Social events for an organisation.
  • Any event or festival taking place before mid May 2012 or after 31 July 2012.

Application Procedure

A set of guidelines can be found on the London Community Foundation website.

Applications are to be submitted online via the London Community Foundation website.

The following documents should accompany the completed application form:

  • The group’s governing document.
  • Most recent annual accounts or record of income and expenditure.
  • Safeguarding Policy for any project that includes work with people under the age of 18 or vulnerable adults.
  • Management committee members’ names and addresses.
  • Copies of relevant permissions or permits and insurance for the proposed event.

Contact the London Community Foundation for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:

Capital Jubilee Fund Programme Manager

London Community Foundation
357 Kennington Lane
SE11 5QY

Telephone: 0207 582 5117



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