Essex Community Foundation will help to distribute grants of up to £10,000 to help applicants organise activities in support of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

A £5m programme has been set up to support community and voluntary organisations in England.

The funds will come via the Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund from the National Lottery.

Applicants are encouraged to partner with established artists, creatives and cultural organisations to develop their activities.

Rosemary Macdonald, CEO at UK Community Foundations, said: “Our members look forward to working with local groups and artists who will create imaginative and innovative celebrations to mark this historic occasion and strengthen cultural involvement and opportunities in their communities.”

Call Essex Community Foundation on 01245 356018 or visit The grants deadline is February 28.