The Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday in April with festivities taking place until June and residents in Tower Hamlets are invited to join in!
The council is offering grants of up to £250 to community groups to organise a series of events to mark the milestone in June.
Celebrations will be staged up and down the country to tie in with the finale event, the Patron’s Lunch on Saturday 12 June, and the council is keen to support residents to be involved by making it easier to host street parties or other events to mark this regal occasion.
Application forms for grants or permission to hold a street party are available atwww.towerhamlets.gov.uk/arts
The Event Fund is a small grant fund for community arts based events which has been operating successfully for a number of years.
It works on a rolling programme with monthly deadlines and for the Queen’s Birthday, we have extended the deadline for applications and relaxed the need for arts content.
In the past, royal events such as the Queens Golden Jubilee, have generated a lot of interest from communities seeking to come together and celebrate.
Street parties are very much part of East London’s history and remain probably the most popular way of celebrating these events.
Stephen Murray, Head of Arts, Parks and Events at the council said “This is a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and we want to encourage communities to use the help available to them in making this a birthday to remember here in Tower Hamlets.”
So why not join forces with friends, family and neighbours to hold a traffic stopping, festive feast on your own doorstep. Celebrate, decorate and participate!
The deadline to apply for a grant for an event in June is 21 April and deadline for Street Party applications is 30 May. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7364 7907.
Source: Tower Hamlets Council