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Coronation Fund launched to support local community groups

Published Wednesday, 08 March 2023

To mark the Coronation of King Charles III, the Borough Council in partnership with the Rural Community Council, who co-ordinates the voluntary and community sector work across the borough is launching a new fund to help community groups to celebrate and commemorate this historic occasion.

Updated 14 March 2023

Due to incredibly high demand, the Coronation Grant is now closed for applications.

Making a difference, King Charles III coronation grant

Grants of up to £500 are available for those who are going to organise coronation related activities or events, for example:

  • Community Events between Saturday 6 May and Monday 9 May
  • Flagpoles or Union Flags
  • Commemorative benches or trees
  • Coronation orchards or wildflower gardens

Please note that food and refreshments included in applications will only be supported up to a maximum of £100.

To qualify, you will need to demonstrate that you are an existing/established voluntary group, and that your Coronation Celebrations are an extension of your existing offer to the community. 

Please be advised grants are not available for one off private street parties celebrating the coronation of King Charles III.

Applications are being assessed on a regular basis in order that funds can be allocated in a timely way, but please note the final date for applications is Thursday 6 April at 5pm. 

Executive Member for the Voluntary Sector, Councillor Keith Lynch said:

The King’s coronation will be another opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate – we hope that this funding will enable that to happen across the borough and I would urge local community groups to apply for this funding.