Queen's Platinum Jubilee fund

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee fund

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Cherwell District Council is providing financial support that will encourage and assist local communities across the district to hold celebratory events during the summer of 2022. 

Who can apply?

  • Parish authorities will be given the first opportunity to apply for grants. If a Parish authority does not wish to apply, then it can nominate a constituted community group to apply for a grant towards a celebration in that parish (or ward in the cases of Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington). The grant is only for public and community-wide Jubilee events.  Informal neighbourhood celebrations are not eligible for the grant.

  • Neighbourhood Jubilee celebrations will be entitled to free Temporary Road Closures and Temporary Event Notices, should they require them (see details below under ‘Licences and Permissions’)

How much is available?

  • Awards will be based on size of parish / ward population and on the scope/nature of the event. Applications will be assessed, and grants awarded, on a first come, first served basis, subject to budget availability. 
  • Plus fee waived for one Temporary Road Closure and one Temporary Event Notice (if required for the approved event).

When should the events take place?

  • Events must take place between 1 May and 30 September 2022

Will retrospective applications be accepted?

  • No, a grant application must be submitted before the event takes place.  However, we accept that there may have been some preparatory expenditure.

What types of event can be funded?

  • Open, inclusive events celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee year that aim to bring people together and strengthen community spirit:
    • Stand-alone events
    • Special elements taking place in association with established annual events

What costs can the grant cover?

  • Costs associated with events and activities such as
    • street parties
    • parades
    • music, art, dance performance and entertainment
  • Equipment hire costs such as
    • hire of tables and chairs
    • marquees
    • electrical and, or mechanical apparatus
  • Local promotional and publicity costs

What costs can the grant NOT be used for?

  • Capital costs, including purchase of equipment
  • Food and drink
  • Commemorative keepsakes
  • Fireworks

Note: events may include these, but the grant should not be used towards them.

Application process

  • The final deadline for applications will be 5pm Friday 13 May 2022

Licences and permissions

Organisers must ensure that all relevant permissions are obtained and regulations are complied with.

  • If a temporary road closure is required for a Jubilee event the usual fee will be waived. To submit an application for a road closure over the Jubilee weekend (2nd-5th June 2022) please email details of your event including the name of the roads to be closed, the Town/Village the road is located, date and time to e&c.adminsupportthorpelane@cherwell-dc.gov.uk. To check the requirements visit our Road Closures page

  • If a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is required for a Jubilee event the usual fee will be waived. An application form and guidance notes have been supplied to parishes and are also available on request from licensing@cherwell-dc.gov.uk. Please check carefully (including all the exceptions) to see whether your event would require a TEN.
    note: please do not apply for a Jubilee related TEN using the online process, as payment in advance will be required and will not be refunded. 

  • If your event will require extra refuse bins or waste collection arrangements you can purchase these from CDC. Get in touch with the Business Waste Team businesswaste@cherwell-dc.gov.uk to discuss your requirements. Be sure to list the cost as part of your application.

Advice and support

If you need any help or advice, please contact Lydia Avann on 01295 5221716 or email: lydia.avann@cherwell-dc.gov.uk