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Local charity offers £20,000 for Diamond Jubilee parties in Southwark

The United St Saviour's Charity, a local grant-giving body founded in 1540, has announced that it has set aside a funding pot of £20,000 for local Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Southwark.

"People in Southwark seem to know how to party," says Jim Wintour, director of the United St Saviour's Charity.

"The combination of Jubilee parties, Olympic events and the usual play activities should make this a summer of fun."

Any pensioners' group or tenants' and residents' association which wants to apply for a grant for should visit the United St Saviour's Charity website ( or ring them on 020 7089 9014. † The closing date is Monday 30 April. †

The charity's trustees have already approved a number of grants for local events to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, including £1,000 for the Dickens Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association.

Southwark residents planning a street party††during the weekend of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations (2 to 5 June) must apply to the council by Thursday 19 April. At all other times, 12 weeks' notice is required.

In Lambeth the deadline for Jubilee street party applications has already passed.

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