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King’s Coronation Community Grant Fund now open

News release issued:

Community groups can now apply for grants to help fund events to celebrate the King’s Coronation.

Celebrations are being held across the country during a three-day bank holiday weekend from Saturday 6 May until Monday 8 May. Their Majesties want to encourage people to spend the Coronation Weekend celebrating with friends, families and their communities.

The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May 2023. On Sunday 7 May there is a special Coronation Concert being held at Windsor Castle and also The Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together. On Monday 8 May 2023, members of the public will be invited to take part in The Big Help Out, which will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas. Details of how to join in can be found on the council’s coronation webpage.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Helen Dyke said: “We are pleased to say we are making small grants available to help fund Coronation community events, street parties and celebrations across the district.

“Local groups can apply for between £100 - £500 to help fund their project or activities and I encourage communities to get in touch with their town or parish council, local charities and community groups to get involved.

“The funding is open to community, charity and residents’ groups and is to be used to support the running of Coronation Community events. For example, you may wish to hold a community lunch, street party or anything that has a coronation celebratory theme and involves the community.”

Applications for the King’s Coronation Community Grants close at 5pm on Friday 31 March.

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