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Islington announces fund for coronation street parties

Islington announces fund for coronation street parties

Street parties are one of the ways communities can get together on the weekend of May 6 to 8 – and Islington Council has just announced a £33,000 fund to help support these events.

Local community centres, groups and resident associations can apply for grants of up to £500 to put on an event or street party to mark the occasion.

Cllr Una O’Halloran, Islington’s 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.  

“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.” 

The coronation of King Charles will take place on May 6, and will be followed by two more days of celebrations across the country.

Community centres and organisations or resident groups interested in setting up an event in Islington can email to find out more about the funding available and to obtain a grant application form.

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The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on March 31. The council will give its decision to applicants by mid-April.

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