The King's Bunting

Following the success of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and as part of the legacy of the highly successful commonwealth games, The Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands, Sir John Crabtree OBE, invites you to join our region in celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III.

His Majesty's Coronation will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023 which, for most people, will be a once in a lifetime event. The Lord-Lieutenant is inviting schools, colleges, community groups and businesses to design sustainable bunting and showcase 'The King's Bunting' in the week beginning 1st May. To participate organisations need to simply register their organisation with the Lieutenancy either on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the hashtag #TheKingsBunting or email [email protected].

Mayor's Community Weekend 

On the weekend of  Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2023, the Mayor’s Community Weekend returns to the West Midlands for the first time since the pandemic. 

This is a chance for groups to come together to celebrate the strength and diversity of communities across the West Midlands.  

Working with the Mayor of the West Midlands, we are offering grants of up to £2,000 to groups who want to run events or activities on this weekend.

Community groups from all areas of the West Midlands can apply. Events should be community-focused, such as community gatherings and sports or cultural events. 

Applications open on Tuesday 9 May and will close on Wednesday 7 June. We’ll be back in touch then, but also keep an eye on our website and social media channels from this date for more details.