Horsebridge Arts Centre Prepare for Queen’s Jubilee

A grant of £9,600 from the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation is helping the Horsebridge Arts Centre prepare for their ‘Seventy Years in the Making Tea Party’ Project.

The Horsebridge Arts Centre is hosting community art workshops to create a plethora of tea party items  to display in their ‘Seventy Years in the Making Tea Party’ exhibition to be held over the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday. They were one of twenty-four organisation across Kent and Medway who received a share of £140,000 to help communities celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee and are busy working with the community on an exciting range of crafts.



Hannah Wenn, Artistic Director at The Horsebridge said “Part of our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee project ‘Seventy Years in the Making’ is to create an entirely handcrafted Tea Party and it has been wonderful to see so many people really enjoying getting involved in this community arts project.  We have been running a wide variety of free workshops to make our tea party pieces, including mono printing doilies, ceramic vases and bowls, wet felting flowers, pottery painting and weekly crafts sessions with our super team of volunteers. We also wanted to ensure everyone from the area was able to participate, so we created a series of party food craft kits for those who are isolated or unable to visit the centre to make at home, to ensure they can still part of this exciting community project.  The work that is being produced is looking fabulous and we are hoping that the exhibition will be a very fitting way for the community to mark this extraordinary celebration.”


Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation said, “Kent Community Foundation was delighted to administer the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. We received a wide range of exciting applications showing some very innovative ways the community wanted to come together to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee over the Bank Holiday weekend. We estimate the funding we distributed to twenty-four projects across the county will reach thousands of people in Kent and Medway.”


To contact Kent Community Foundation about funding for your charity or community group call, 01303 814500 or visit

Notes to editors

The Arts Council Let’s Create funding administered by Kent Community Foundation will support projects from, Broadstairs Town Team, Commonwork trust in Sevenoaks, Creative Lives in Dover, Deal Music and Arts Limited, East Kent Mencap in Thanet, Ellenor in Gravesham, Expression Arts CIC, Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre in Canterbury, Faversham Music Club, Funder Films CIC in Ashford, Hoo Peninsula Cares, Maidstone Alzheimer’s Society, African Caribbean Society, Net Community Hub and Valley Countryside Partnership in Medway, Mind in Bexley and East Kent, North Kent Independent Advocacy Scheme, Youth NGage and Wellbeing Link in Dartford, Romney Marsh Community Hub, The Memorial Hall Frittenden, Icon Theatre in Swale and Tonbridge Baptist Church.


About Kent Community Foundation

Grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary organisations in the county for twenty years. In this time, it has distributed over £50 million to support thousands of small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.

They are part of a UK wide accredited network of forty-seven Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help, with those who need the help.

Responsible for more than eighty philanthropic funds, Kent Community Foundation is unrivalled in its knowledge of local causes and assists individuals, families, and businesses, who want to help, to establish and administer their own charitable funds.