This is how people and groups across Malvern Hills District can get funding for Queen's Platinum Jubilee events in June - The Malvern Observer
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13th Aug, 2022

This is how people and groups across Malvern Hills District can get funding for Queen's Platinum Jubilee events in June

PEOPLE and community groups across Malvern Hills District are being urged to apply for funding for their Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events.

From street parties to community get-togethers, Malvern Hills District Council and Spacehive are working together to bring ideas to life to celebrate Her Majesty’s marvellous milestone in July.

Individuals, community groups and schools are being encouraged to pitch their project ideas to the crowd-funding platform Spacehive, to begin raising funds for their event.

Malvern Hills District Council has made £10,000 available for the Platinum Jubilee Community Fund, with up to £2,000 for each eligible project.

Projects can be one-off events taking place over the bank holiday weekend from June 2 to 5 or ongoing projects with a lasting legacy, from street parties and get-togethers to community murals and art exhibitions.

The council also has funding pots available including the People Make Places Fund, Destination Zero Community Fund and the Ward Budget Scheme which provides councillors with £500 per year to assist local projects financially.

Anyone interested in crowdfunding for their Jubilee project will need to launch their project on Spacehive by March 15 and raise the funds by April 29.

Coun Tom Wells, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Crowdfunding is a great way of raising funds rapidly by connecting people and communities.

“This is the perfect opportunity to make your Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration truly special and memorable.

“It’s a prime example of the basis of our Connected Communities Strategy which aims to empower communities to come together and become strong and resilient.”

Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/crowdfunding for more.

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