CCF awards over £39,000 to projects celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee from Art’s Council Let’s create Jubilee Fund

Cornwall Community Foundation is proud to announce that £39,000 has been awarded to 11 community organisations in the county as part of the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities across England will have the opportunity to take part in exciting creative events – all in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. From puppetry and story creation, through to making crowns, carnival and art trails, there will be a huge range of exciting activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in.

Made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund has been administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of Arts Council England. The programme is designed to help voluntary and community organisations develop creative and cultural events to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

Cornwall Community Foundation is one of 44 community foundations awarding grants across the country on behalf of the Arts Council.

Tamas Haydu, CEO of Cornwall Community Foundation said, “We are proud to have been part of this historical moment in some way and are delighted to have funded so many exciting projects across Cornwall – from live performances up and down the county to murals that will leave a lasting legacy. All 11 projects will be supporting their local community whilst celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

Some of the groups awarded by CCF include YSKYNNA, Calstock Arts Community Interest Company and Cornwall Music Service Trust.

Chacewater Projects were given £2,755 to hold a celebration on Friday 3rd June on the Millennium Green. The celebration will include live performances from local musicians and choirs, children’s entertainment and a Jubilee tea party. Community street artist Tech Moon will work to create a large-scale community street mural, influenced by local teenagers in the Recreation Ground play facilities, tiles created by local children will transform a wall in the village car park.

Peter Chesworth, Chair of Chacewater Projects said, “This grant funding has enabled the community of Chacewater to explore the arts and to commemorate the Queens Jubilee in a way we could not of imagined. The large scale murals, the creation of individually designed tiled wall, along with music and the street party, will not only be remembered by all, but will create a lasting legacy to remind us of this event.”

Mevagissey & District Museum were awarded £1,800 to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. With their grant, the museum will work with all generations of the local community to create a mural depicting the stories of Mevagissey’s boats and ships to celebrate the area’s maritime heritage. Local school children will be invited to create maritime bunting and ‘Mevagissey Cork Gobies’, traditional handmade sailing boats made from recycled material. The mural and Mevagissey Gobies will be added to the museum’s permanent exhibits.

Jeremy Roberts Vice-Chair of Mevagissey Museum said ” Receiving the funding from the Arts Council to support the Museum’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will not only make it a fantastic event with a creative touch for all of the community but it will also leave a lasting legacy to be enjoyed by future generations”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive at Arts Council England said “The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is a wonderful example of our ambition to give everyone the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts, culture and creativity – made possible thanks to National Lottery players. This June, we’ll see communities across England coming together to celebrate a historic milestone for this country. I’m excited to see these projects brought to life in villages, towns and cities across the country as our wonderfully creative communities celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

Rosemary Macdonald, CEO, UK Community Foundations, said: “For community foundations, people and places are the priority and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a unique opportunity for people to get together and celebrate in their communities. We are proud to have connected Arts Council England with local organisations whose imaginative and exciting projects and collaborations with professional artists will bring communities together to enjoy marking this milestone moment in our history.”

HM Queen Elizabeth II is the first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having overtaken Queen Victoria as the longest-reigning monarch in 2015. Her reign has been marked by a commitment to public service, reflected by her extensive programme of engagements at home and abroad, and support for over 600 cultural organisations, charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations.