Community groups are encouraged to organise commemorative or celebratory events for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the weekend of 2 June 2022 to 5 June 2022.

Scheme guidance: 

Grant applications can be made up to a maximum of £500. The grant pot is set at a maximum of £10,000 and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. The maximum number of grants has not been set. 

Applications will be assessed on their individual merits and against the criteria as below:   

  1. Rother District Council Grants will be offered to properly constituted community groups and Parish and Town Councils within the Rother District. 
  1. The fund will open on 2 January 2022. The closing date for this Grants scheme is when all funds have been allocated or 30 April 2022, whichever is sooner.  
  1. The expectation is that events will take place on the celebration weekend between 2 June 2022 and 5 June 2022. 
  1. Applications will be considered on their own merit as they are received by the Council and applicants will be notified of the decision within 14 days of receipt.  
  1. All projects must demonstrate a clear link to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and actively benefit Rother residents, promoting access for all and community wellbeing. 
  1. Funding will not be granted towards firework displays. 
  1. Applicants will have to demonstrate that Rother District Council funding is at least matched pound for pound by other funds and will need to show they have a bank account in place to process the grant.     
  1. All community events must, in some way, acknowledge Rother District Council’s contribution. 
  1. Advice about obtaining public liability insurance, licences etc may be sought from Town and Parish Councils and Rother Voluntary Action (RVA). 

Payment of grants 

If your application is approved, you will be sent an email with a letter following our decision setting out certain conditions. 

The grant will be paid upon completion of your project. You will be required to provide a short report, to include photos of your project demonstrating what has been achieved by receiving your grant. We also require evidence of payments that have been made for the project that match, as a minimum, the amount Rother District Council is putting into the project.  

Should your project come under the expected budget, a lesser grant payment may be paid than awarded, up to a maximum of 50% project costs. 

Rother District Council must be acknowledged in any publicity and promotional material associated with the award of the grant (e.g. press releases). 

If you have not claimed your grant or any part of your grant by 5 July 2022, then the Council reserves the right to withdraw the grant.   

The Council also reserves the right to amend these guidance notes and the assessment criteria.