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Applications open on Tuesday 4th January
The £ 5million programme will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen ’ s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022
The programme is made possible with funding from the National Lottery , whose players raise £ 30million for good causes every week . UKCF will be managing the fund ’ s distribution on behalf of our community foundation members across England .
This grants programme is open to voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims and working towards a common goal which does not have to be based solely around arts and culture . This could include youth groups , parent / carer groups and volunteer organisations .
Applicants will be able to apply for grants of up to £ 10,000 and are encouraged to partner with established artists , creatives and cultural organisations to develop their activities .
For Hertfordshire applications please visit the Hertfordshire Community Foundation website : www . hertscf . org . uk / ace
If you are longing for a bit of sunshine , the Hemel Symphony Orchestra comes bursting into the New Year with a concert that will transport you directly to Seville in sunny Spain . The orchestra will perform exuberant and evocative music taken from the popular opera Carmen by Georges Bizet .
From sunny Spain we travel to Germany for a beautiful song-cycle composed by Gustav Mahler , sung by the soprano Emily Kirby-Ashmore .
Finally , we return home for what will perhaps be the highlight of the evening - a selection of songs by John Rutter , sung by the Langley Hall Chorus Angelicus children ' s choir . They will be joined by Heathlands Harmony , a group of pupils from the Heathlands School for deaf children in St Albans , who will sign the songs using British Sign Language . Handkerchiefs at the ready because it will certainly be a moving and uplifting occasion . The HSO will be directed by their inspirational Conductor , Claudio Di Meo .
Saturday 22nd January 2022 at 7.30pm St . Saviour ' s Church St Albans , AL1 4DF Tickets available from www . hemelsymphonyorchestra . com
www . ukcommunityfoundations . org / news / arts-counciljubilee-fund
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