Local community groups set to bring in Queen’s Jubilee with style thanks to funding

Community groups across South Yorkshire are set to benefit from over £113,000 funding from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) to deliver creative and cultural celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee taking place next week.

Made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is designed to help voluntary and community organisations develop events to celebrate Her Majesty’s landmark occasion.

As one of forty-seven Community Foundations awarding grants across the country on behalf of Arts Council England, through UK Community Foundations, SYCF gave funding to twenty-nine groups across the region.

One of those groups is Nayi Zindagi from Rotherham, who will be delivering a Bollywood performance that aims to bring attention to marginalised groups within ethnic communities.

We are blessed to have received the Jubilee fund as this will help us to bring the most vulnerable people in our community together to celebrate in an innovative way. We are working on a Bollywood performance to deliver to our community, it is a fantastic workout with a feel-good factor and a great way to make friends and socialise

Rziah Asif, Managing Director at Nayi Zindagi

Through the interest received for this funding and the successful applications, there is a clear excitement from community groups across the region in wanting to deliver the most colourful, creative and fun activities befitting of the historic landmark of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

Ruth Willis, Chief Executive at SYCF

HM Queen Elizabeth II is the first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having overtaken Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch in 2015.  Her reign has been marked by a commitment to public service, reflected by her extensive programme of engagements at home and abroad, and support for over 600 cultural organisations, charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations.

You can find a total list of activities taking place, funding by SYCF in South Yorkshire, on our website: https://bit.ly/SYCFJubileeList


For more information please contact:

Nathan Dean, Communications Officer, Arts Council England

Tel: 0207 268 9648 / Email: Nathan.Dean@artscouncil.org.uk

Notes to editors

  • Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. www.artscouncil.org.uk
  • Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. We are also one of the bodies administering the Government’s unprecedented £1.96 billion Culture Recovery Funds. Find out more at www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/
    UK Community Foundations is the membership organisation for the national network of 47 accredited community foundations across the UK. UKCF members inspire local philanthropy, bring communities together and fund great ideas. We have a deep understanding of need in our communities and the challenges and hopes that face them.
  • UKCF supports community foundations by providing advice, learning and resources, by championing philanthropy at a national level and by developing national programmes that invest in local communities. www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/
  • South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation helps to support and build strong resilient communities across the region. It provides community groups with grant funding through its many donors, to help people facing hardship and disadvantage alongside those working to improve the communities they live in. SYCF connects people, who care about South Yorkshire and want to invest in supporting the Foundation to build stronger and healthier communities. Over the last 35 years South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation has awarded more than £31 million in community grants. sycf.org.uk