Over £9,000 issued in grants to help celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee
Published 30th May 2022
landscape image - top half is blue sky with some clouds and union jack bunting going across with the logos for East Herts Council and official logo of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  The bottom half is a pale blue background with text that reads "Community Grants Programme"
- 45 successful applications
- projects that bring communities together and leave a legacy

East Herts Council has issued a total of over £9,000 in grant funding to 45 successful applications that applied for funds to help deliver events and projects that bring communities together to reminisce and create a lasting legacy to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  

Events taking place that the grants are being used to support include national beacon lighting ceremonies, garden parties, village fetes and music events, community picnics, street parties and tree plantings as part of the Queens Green Canopy. 

Examples of some of the successful applications include:

  • South Mill Arts for an afternoon tea for up to 100 senior patrons. 
  • The Hailey Centre toward the creation of a memory wall for guests attending an afternoon tea to share photos and letters relating to Her Majesty.  
  • The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society are hosting a 1950s themed evening and a private community 
  • Meesden residents will be asked to submit scenes of village life from the last 70 years and the funds will be used to create a square mosaic to mark the Platinum Jubilee.  
  • Little Berkhamstead had a brazier built for its beacon lighting ceremony which will be reused as a flower planter after.
  • Mudlarks have created a jubilee trail in Hertford Castle with flower beds in the regal colours of red white and blue.

Speaking about the grants to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Cllr Jonathan Kaye, executive member for communities at East Herts Council said: 

“When we launched applications for grants to help mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee we set a criteria that the projects or events should bring communities together to reminisce and create a lasting legacy.

“I am delighted that we have now issued over £9,000 in grants to support 45 events and the legacy elements ensure these deliver something our residents will continue to enjoy long after the official celebrations have been marked this weekend.”

The full list of successful applications, including organisations that applied and how they are using the grant funding, is published on our website.