Queen's Platinum Jubilee Community Grant 2022

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Grants awarded to help Breckland residents celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Almost 30 neighbourhood, charity and community organisations in Breckland have been awarded funding by Breckland Council as part of a special Queen's Jubilee Grants programme.

This year, the country is coming together for a year-long Platinum Jubilee celebration of The Queen's seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952. An extended bank holiday from 2 to 5 June will provide an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate this historic milestone.

To support local celebrations, Breckland Council created a grants Programme with up to £500 per application to help local groups to run events that celebrate and mark the Platinum Jubilee in the district. The range of local events will enable communities to take part in celebrations within their communities that are easily accessible and free to attend. The events that will share the total of £12,700 grant funding include parties, picnics, sports days, fetes, quizzes, and community barbeques.

Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Housing, Health & Communities at Breckland Council commented: "Her Majesty The Queen is one of Britain's most remarkable and steadfast monarchs who has dedicated herself to our country. We are therefore delighted to be able to support an amazing range of events across Breckland to honour her reign and I'm looking forward to joining the celebrations on this historic occasion."

"By allocating funding to lots of different voluntary organisations in towns and villages across Breckland there should be a celebration near you, so please join in the festivities as we mark this once in a lifetime event."

Breckland Council is delivering a wide range of projects to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, including planting over 700 trees as part of the Queen's Canopy project, a Jubilee trail in Breckland market towns and a £1,000 bursary for Breckland students who need support taking their next educational step.

Grants awarded:

Lyng and District Community Hall

Community Picnic: open to all, with food vendors, activities for children, Jubilee themed prizes, music and other outdoor activities.

To be held on Thursday 2 June


Bradenham Village Hall

Village Fete and Sports Day: open to all, with traditional stalls, activities and food. There will also be a vintage transport show, and the grand unveiling of the three Jubilee trees.

To be held on Friday 3 June


North Pickenham Community

Family Fete Day: held by community volunteers, with bouncy castles, afternoon tea, themed clothing competition, classic car show and disco, and locally sourced produce.

To be held on Friday 3 June


Thetford and District Dementia Support Group

Activity Day: to be held at the local church, with the coronation shown via a projector, a singer and a band will be playing, with a full buffet on offer and activities for all. Open to anyone in the Thetford and surrounding area living with dementia, as well as their families and carers.

To be held on Friday 3 June


Weeting Bowls Club

Various: a Royal Family quiz night to be held on 2 June, an old-fashioned sing-along with vocalist on 3 June, London night on the evening of 4 June, with optional fancy dress, and a bowls "roll-up" on 4 June in the afternoon. Throughout, traditional food will be provided, and the event is open to all ages.

To be held on Thursday 2 June, Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5


St Andrews Church, Kilverstone

Community Picnic: two trees have already been purchased and will be dedicated during a short ceremony, with a picnic to follow. Refreshments including tea/coffee and cake will be provided by the church.

To be held on Saturday 4 June


Wells Cole Community Centre

Afternoon Tea: a BYO afternoon tea, but with cake and drinks provided. Jubilee bonnet and table decoration competitions will be held, with a raffle and Queen themed selfies.

To be held on Sunday 5 June


Bawdeswell Village Hall

Jubilee Afternoon: traditional village activities with a BYO picnic. Local school children will be putting on a performance, all activities will be free with things to do for both adults and children, bouncy castles will be available and there will be a magician and Punch and Judy show, too.

To be held on Sunday 5 June


Beachamwell Village Hall

BBQ Lunch: BBQ lunch for all villagers, with live music from local villagers. Locally sourced food and drink.

To be held on Sunday 5 June


Bullock Park

Jubilee Afternoon: various events in line with the national calendar including the lighting of the beacon, with games and bouncy castle, piper and choir, catering and BYO picnic options.

To be held on Thursday 2 June


Charles Burrell Centre

Colour Run and Lunch: starting with a red, white and blue colour run open to all ages and abilities, with a free big lunch as part of the Eden Project's national attempt at a world record. 

To be held on Sunday 5 June


Harling Recreation Ground Trust

Party in the Park: two live bands will be playing, a children's entertainer will be there, and there will be hot food stalls alongside ice cream and cake stalls. A specially formed choir will be performing in time for the beacon lighting.

To be held on Thursday 2 June


Caring Friends for Cancer

Afternoon Tea: food will be provided, with a fully decorated hall in Jubilee theme.

To be held on Thursday 2 June


Sporle Village Improvement

Street Party: an all-day event with various activities, including face painting, origami, treasure hunts, tree planting plaque unveiling, art competition, and various additional children's activities.

To be held on Friday 3 June


Garboldisham Village Hall

Celebration Weekend: various events to be held over the course of the weekend, including but not limited to an orchestral performance, quiz night, school play, children's entertainer and picnic.

To be held on 29 May to 5 June


Dereham Lions Club

Vintage Afternoon Tea: afternoon tea for 70 over 70s, with the provision of food, beverages, entertainment and memorabilia, with a quiz.

To be held on Thursday 2 June


Thompson Community Hall

Fun and BBQ: the afternoon will be aimed more towards children, with various craft activities and cupcake decorating. The evening will be aimed at adults, with a BBQ and a live-stream of the London concert. Photo exhibition to complement the day.

To be held on Saturday 4 June


Foulden Village Hall

Celebration Party: including a BBQ, plaque unveiling, tree planting, firework display, beacon lighting, and the offer of a commemorative mug for all children under 16.

To be held on Saturday 4 June


Dereham Theatre Company

Cream Tea: cream tea, live entertainment and a 1950s theme, taking place in the memorial hall with entertainment provided by the theatre company themselves. Open to members, their friends, family and anyone else who is interested in the company.

To be held on Sunday 5 June


Narborough Community Centre

Fun and Games: a family orientated day, with entertainment, family games, and a tea party for the elderly and vulnerable, with other refreshments available throughout the day.

To be held on Thursday 2 June


Oxborough Village Hall

BYO Picnic: ice cream and cake with live music, with a crown decorating competition. Outdoor traditional games - weather permitting.

To be held on Saturday 3 June


Dereham Meeting Point

Fancy Dress: singing group entertainment with a hog roast for lunch, live music and a toast to the Queen, with a raffle ending the day. Open to the community.

To be held on Thursday 2 June


Beeston Big Jubilee Lunch

Street Party: BYO picnic and drinks, with competitions for best dressed table, best crown, best Jubilee pudding and various children's activities.

To be held on Sunday 5 June


Wayland Partnership Development Trust

Gallery: a month-long art exhibition detailing 75 years in Wayland through photos and imagery. Free activities for families and children at the launch event, with refreshments and competitions.

To be held from 31 May to 30 June


Royal British Legion

Railway Day: the hire of a railway coach to take members, spouses and/or carers to Wymondham for the day, with a full buffet lunch.

Final date not yet confirmed


Cowper Memorial Congregational Church

Service: to precede the co-organised Big Lunch, a service of celebration and thanksgiving for the Queen, to include personally invited parishioners and the wider community.


The Litcham Jubilee Hall CIO

Street Party: a street party with hog roast, with entertainment for the children, local music groups and village scarecrow competition.

To be held on Friday 3 June


Eckling Grange

Onsite Street Party: for staff and residents, and possibly their families, fun and games for all, with a buffet lunch provided.

To be held on Saturday 4 June

Last updated: 12/05/2022 10:46:44