Coronation party grants deadline 31st March

Islington residents can get a £500 boost towards their parties marking the coronation of the new king.

By Julia Gregory, Local Democracy Reporter

A street party with bunting and gazebos on a residential street
Photo: Julia Gregory / LDRS

Town hall bosses have set aside a  £33,000 fund  for community events so community groups and residents associations can bring people together to celebrate the coronation  of King Charles III.

They will be giving out grants of up to £500 for communities in Islington to get the bunting out and enjoy a get-together.

The ceremony is on Saturday 6 May, and Monday 8 May has been declared a bank holiday.

People need to apply by Friday 31 March for funds to help stage a right royal knees up.

The money cannot be given to individuals and applications need to include details of the estimated cost and number of people likely to attend, and how they will promote it to the community.

Other matters to be addressed include whether organisers have public liability insurance and if any caterers have food hygiene certificates and details of planned activities and music.

Cllr Una O’Halloran, the  executive member for community development, said: “The coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort is a wonderful opportunity for Islington’s communities to come together, whether that’s with a street party, a tea dance, or any other kind of celebration.”

She added: “Sharing food and having fun is a way of really getting to know your neighbours, and breaking down barriers of loneliness. We welcome applications for funding from right across our community so that everyone in Islington will be able to join in, have fun and celebrate what makes our borough such a special place.”

People should contact  [email protected]  for details and application forms

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