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Small grants available for neighbours and voluntary groups to celebrate the Coronation

Published on Thu Mar 16 2023
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Neighbours or voluntary organisations that are planning a Coronation “Big lunch” or street party are encouraged to apply for a small grant to help them celebrate the historic day with their community.

Neighbours can apply for a £100 grant and voluntary groups £250. £10,000 has been earmarked in total, and will be awarded on a first come first served basis provided certain conditions are met.

Council Leader, Afrasiab Anwar MBE said: “We want to help bring our communities together and to join millions across the UK with a Coronation Big Lunch. The Coronation Big Lunch is the community celebration for the Coronation, inviting neighbours and communities to share friendship, food and fun together as part of this historic occasion.”

Councillor Margaret Lishman, Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing, added: “In tribute to His Majesty The King’s public service, we also want to support The Big Help Out. This is about encouraging people to try volunteering. We hope to create a lasting volunteering legacy from the Coronation Weekend because the benefits to society and to the individual volunteer are so great. The Burnley Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Services based at Yorkshire Street or Gannow Community Centre can help connect new volunteers to voluntary groups “

Applicants must agree to the following conditions:

  • The party must be within the Borough of Burnley.
  • The party must take place during the Coronation weekend.
  • Road closures must be requested by 20th March 2023 (minor roads only).
  • The recipient of the grant must live within the Borough of Burnley, or in the case of voluntary groups, be based in the Borough of Burnley.
  • The grant will be paid into a nominated individual’s bank account or into the account of
    the organising body where applicable.
  • The organiser of street parties must sign up to the Big Lunch Map on the Eden Project website
  • Voluntary organisations must agree to the council promoting volunteering opportunities within their group.
  • The organiser must provide photographs or video of their event to the council on request and
    grant permission for the council to reuse the photographs or video.
  • This is a discretionary grant. All decisions by the council are final.
  • The council reserves the right to recover the grant where there is evidence that it has
    been used for any purpose other than to which it was intended or if the organiser has
    failed to comply with any other condition of grant.
  • The council reserves the right to amend and vary these conditions at any time.

Post expires at 2:20pm on Saturday April 8th, 2023