How to get involved with the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort

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From Street Parties, to volunteering days and lunches there are a number of ways that Mancunians can mark the coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort’s Coronation plans th

The coronation of His Majesty The King Charles II and the Queen Consort will take place on Saturday 6 May with celebrations all over the country to take place throughout the bank holiday weekend between 6 May and 8 May 2023.  

To mark the historic occasion, National Lottery Awards for All funding is available to support events and activities to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, on or around the weekend of the 6 to 8 May 2023.   

This funding can support a range of activities awarding grants from £300 up to £10,000. Events can be anything from supporting local services, cultural activities and events bringing residents together. Projects could be a one-off event or activity taking place around the weekend of May 6.  

For more information for funding available please visit:  https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes  

Street Parties 

The Council want residents from all over the city to dust off the bunting and join their neighbours to celebrate the historic weekend by hosting a traditional street party.  

For those wanting to host a street party on their street or in their local community, the deadline to submit an application to close a road is Friday 21 April and the road closure fee will be waived.  

To apply for a road closure please visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/coronation  

For guidance on how to organise a street party please visit: Your guide to organising a street party – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)  

Big Help Out 

The Big Help Out, is a national scheme that aims to highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the country. 

In tribute to His Majesty The King’s public service, the Big Help Out will take place on Monday 8 May and is an opportunity for residents of all ages to get involved with volunteering, bring their community together.   

Everyone and anyone can get involved with the Big Help Out to make a positive impact to their local area as well as create a lasting legacy from the Coronation Weekend.  

For more info, please visit: https://thebighelpout.org.uk/  

For residents interested in volunteer opportunities the Manchester Volunteer Inspire Programme (MCRVIP) is an online platform managed by Manchester City Council that connects people interested in volunteering with volunteer opportunities taking place across Manchester. 

MCRVIP has a wide range of events and activities that you could get involved with not only during the bank holiday weekend but throughout the year.  

To see the latest opportunities and register, please visit: https://mcrvip.com/index-classic  

The Coronation Big Lunch 

The Coronation Big Lunch will be a nationwide act of celebration and unity. Across the country people will be sharing food and a cup of tea with their neighbours on Sunday 7 May 2023.  

Millions of people across the country are expected to get involved and join in the Coronation celebrations.  

 The Big Lunch has been funded by the National Lottery and is overseen by the Eden Project and aims to support charities up and down the country, for more information please visit: https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-coronation-big-lunch-form  

Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council said:  

“The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort is a historic moment and a momentous occasion for the whole country.  “From sharing sandwiches with your neighbours to rolling up your sleeves and volunteering together there’s a number of ways that Mancunians from all corners of the city can mark the occasion.  I’d encourage all to have a look and see how their community can come together and get involved.  

For more information on how to take part in the coronation celebrations please visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/coronation  

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