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Thinking about holding an event in Nuneaton and Bedworth to celebrate our new King?

Published on Monday, 20th February 2023

The National Lottery is giving up to £10,000 for events and activities, but if you are considering applying, you need to hurry as the process can take up to 12 weeks.

If you would like to apply for funding, you can apply through the National Lottery website.

A National Lottery spokesman said:

“We are proud to support communities across the United Kingdom to take part in celebrations marking His Majesty The King’s Coronation.

“As we commemorate this special event, thanks to National Lottery players there is a unique opportunity for people across the UK to come together to celebrate, build relationships, and create a legacy for future generations.’’ 

National Lottery Awards for All funding is available to support events and activities that celebrate and commemorate the King’s Coronation on or around the weekend of 6 to 8 May.

This can fund a range of activities through National Lottery Awards for All awarding grants from £300 up to £10,000.

Cllr Kris Wilson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local communities to get together and celebrate this historic moment – the first Coronation in 70 years.

“Last year we saw how communities came together to celebrate the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and it was a fantastic success. I’m sure Nuneaton and Bedworth can do it again.”

Activities supporting the coronation are expected to be small scale and driven by the community and projects could be a one-off event or activity such as:

  • cultural festivals or activities to promote community cohesion and build connections across your community
  • community events or activities engaging people from different generations and cultures to get to know one another and share experiences
  • improving local spaces to provide a space for the community to connect to nature
  • events or activities driven by the community to reduce isolation and help people to socialise again, for example a street party or community cooking event.