Go wild for green Jubilee grants

Groups and charities are royally invited to apply for a Portsmouth City Council Jubilee Neighbourhood Grant to fund environmentally focussed community legacy projects across the city to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Up to £1,000 is available for every ward in Portsmouth for projects such as wildflower gardens, bee hotels or parklets. The project must:

  • Be environmentally-focused on creating a lasting community impact
  • Bring people together to celebrate the year of the Platinum Jubilee
  • Share what people living in your ward have in common.

Groups or charities who wish to apply must be within Portsmouth (PO1 – PO6), providing facilities, activities, or services for the benefit of Portsmouth residents.

Councillor Chris Attwell, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Central Services said: “I am delighted to launch the Jubilee Neighbourhood Grants: Nurturing Nature on your Doorstep scheme. We hope local charities and groups will think of how they could use some funding to benefit their local community during the jubilee year.

“We hope the jubilee weekend will encourage communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship.”

A panel will be formed to award the grants. Funding could be split between different projects or used as match funding for groups who have already secured other funding.

The deadline for grants applications is 26 April 2022. Winning projects will be announced at the start of the Jubilee weekend, which runs from 2-5 June 2022.

To find out more and apply for a grant, visit www.portsmouth.gov.uk/jubilee70 or for an application form, please contact Daniel Jessop, community participation officer at daniel.jessop@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or call 023 9283 4761.