21 ways to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee in 2022

How my free monthly newsletter can help you find funding, resources, and help you organise your Platinum Jubilee activities and events

Every month I send out several free newsletters.

They usually contain an eclectic mix of:

Current grant funding sources

Links to useful research that could help you build your case for support

Links to practical resources – created by many organisations, not just my own

Quick tips to help you become more confident, or enthusiastic (hopefully both) about tackling those grant funding applications

Details of relevant training and CPD that is available

And so much more.

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Sometimes I send out ‘themed updates’, focussing upon Sports and Physical Activity, Arts and Creativity – or information that is relevant to a significant event.

I always send out a monthly Grant Funding for Schools special edition each month.

I’m told that they are a good, and useful read – in fact – I was included in the Independent Annual Happy List in 2021 as a result of them!

Now of course, this year, (2022) we have the Queens Platinum Jubilee to look forward to.

Lots of us are looking forward to an extra Bank Holiday – and lots of us are racking our brains on how to come up with celebratory activities!

To save you a bit of time, I have created a ‘Platinum Jubilee’ special edition of the free monthly newsletter – and rather than just send it out on my mailing list – I’ve decided to also publish it here.

If you find this useful – please feel free to share, and remember to sign up for both, or either of the future newsletters here:

 General Monthly Newsletter

Schools Monthly Newsletter


Queens Platinum Jubilee – Special Edition Newsletter

I’m pretty sure that by now, you are fully aware that this year, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

Did you know that there are some new sources of funding that are available – to help our communities celebrate this event?

Perhaps you are also racking your brains to come up with some innovative school or community activities!

I’ve put together this ‘one off’ Jubilee/Royal themed newsletter in the hopes it might help with some inspiration!

Hope it helps!!


Jubilee Funding Sources

Sport England – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund aims to use sport and physical activity as a means of bringing a community together and tackling inequalities via awards of between £300 and £10,000 from a pot of £5 million of National Lottery funding.

Particularly want to support projects working with people located in areas of high deprivation (specifically people living in areas defined by Indices of Multiple Deprivation 1-3)


Arts Council – Lets Create Jubilee Fund The focus of this fund is to empower community organisations to work collaboratively with artists and cultural organisations in a way they might not have before, to produce creative events that are driven by them and highlight their ideas and creativity. Application deadline – 28 February. All applications will need to be made through local community foundations.


Arts Council – Jubilee library funding Every library service in England will receive £1000 from Arts Council England to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next June. Libraries Connected will distribute a total of £175,000 to help libraries mark the occasion with a range of local events and activities in their communities.


Heritage Fund will share further details about their £7m Platinum Jubilee investment at some point in January 2022. Sign up to their newsletter to be the first to hear more.


Useful Jubilee Links

Official Platinum Jubilee Web Page Find out more about the weekend of official activities including:

  • The Platinum Pudding competition
  • The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
  • Platinum Jubilee Beacons
  • Service of Thanksgiving


The Queens Green Canopy The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girl-guiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year.


The Big Jubilee Lunch It’s the party that’s right up your street, and everyone’s invited, so let’s take to our streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to have fun and get to know one another a little better. (Free pack available on the website)


Write to the Queen The Queen is shown almost all of her correspondence on a daily basis by one of her Private Secretaries, and she takes a keen interest in the letters she receives.


Write a poem for the Queens Jubilee A word bank and writing template to help children write a poem to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Children are also challenged to include a simile or alliteration. Suitable for years 4, 5 and 6. Available as a pdf or a doc from the Teachit website.

If your Primary School has access to Twinkl there are lots of resources there, and some things are free (if you set up an account) and will be good for parents, carers, clubs and home-schoolers.

Take a look at Hope Together site, for even more ideas and resources.


All things Royal – Best of T’Internet

25 Jubilee activities for children – including the scariest looking printable ‘royal masks’ I’ve ever seen….


Your guide to Kings and Queens from English Heritage 


Kings and Queens of England & Britain from Historic England


Knights and Castles Learning resources for teachers


Primary Teaching Resources from The Royal Mint


Royal Opera House Learning Platform holds FREE creative learning content written for and by teachers, bringing the world of opera, ballet and theatre-craft into the classroom.


RNLI Lifeboats Education resources. Teach young people how to be safe near and in the water – and what to do if anything ever goes wrong. Free downloadable learning resources for water safety workshops and more.


Royal Society of Sculptors free downloadable teachers’ resources to support classroom art activities. (Not strictly Jubilee – but some lovely resources & ideas)


The Royal Entomological Society Insect Week (absolutely nothing to do with The Jubilee – but I couldn’t not include this! Tonnes of free resources for schools and young people groups)



That’s it for now

I’ll be back soon, but if you know of other resources – feel free to forward them to me, and I will share them in future issues.

Take care,


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