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Coronation fund set up for High Peak celebrations

Published on 8 March 2023

With the coronation of the King and Queen Consort fast approaching, the Borough  Council has launched a grant fund for those planning local celebratory events to mark the historic occasion.

The coronation takes place on Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace has announced a programme of ceremonial, celebratory and community events taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend of 6 to 8 May.

These include a special Coronation Concert, the Coronation Big Lunch and the Big Help Out.

And to help local communities with their events, High Peak Borough Council has created a Coronation Grant Fund of £20,000 fund for local celebrations.

Councillor Anthony Mckeown, Leader of the Council, said: "The Coronation will be a historic and memorable spectacle when the country comes together to welcome the reign of the new King and Queen Consort.

"One of the themes around the Coronation is helping in your local community. We know that communities across the High Peak are already planning how they will join in the national celebrations at their own local events.

"We want to support local groups, along with parish and town councils, to be able to enjoy this occasion so I'm pleased to announce this funding which I'm sure will be welcomed by event organisers across the Borough."

Grants of £550 to £750 are available to every parish and town council in the High Peak. Parishes and towns may wish to consider submitting joint bids or making funds available to community events supported by the town and parish councils.

Funding of up to £750 is also available to community groups in areas not represented by a town or parish council. Grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

There's more information, including an application form, at and applications must be submitted by 22 March.