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‘Fun on the Farm’ marks the end of popular Celebrate programme

13 March 2017

Last month we announced Oxford City Farm’s ‘Fun on the Farm’ event as the final project to receive funding through our Celebrate programme.

Between July and December 2016 Celebrate funded 1,714 projects across the UK and gave out over £9.5 million to groups to bring people together and celebrate what makes their local community special. Amongst these projects were 159 Christmas celebrations, 303 festivals, 7 bake offs, 2 world record attempts and an Elvis tribute act!


The last award made by the Celebrate programme was a grant of over £3,000 to Oxford City Farm for their community event which will take place on Sunday 8th October. Sally Mullard, Volunteer Fundraising Co-ordinator for Oxford City Farm said:

“We’re delighted to have received this funding. The focus for the day will be on celebrating all the work our volunteers, steering group and supporters have put into securing a wonderful new green space for the local community. We have lots of fun food-related activities planned including bring-a-plate picnic, apple pressing, music, and craft activities for kids and lots more! It will also be a great opportunity for local people to see the site and share their ideas about how the farm will develop.”

Lots of Celebrate events are still to happen this year. Check out our map to see what’s going on in your area.

If you’re holding a Celebrate event, or just attending one, tag @BigLotteryFund on Twitter or Facebook and use #BigCelebration to share your updates, photographs and video with us.

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