Wolverhampton residents can apply for grants of up to £250 to celebrate the King’s Coronation, thanks to the City of Wolverhampton Council.

The funding is available for residents and local community and voluntary groups hosting street parties or community events during the King’s Coronation Bank Holiday weekend in May, with a total of £25,000 set aside for grants application.

The council has also announced it will again be waiving all road closure fees, allowing people across the city to enjoy traffic free and safe street parties to mark the special occasion.

The Coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May, 2023, with hundreds of thousands expected to celebrate the occasion up and down the country. Last year more than 100 community events and activities took place across Wolverhampton, including more than 50 street parties, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet member for City Environment and Climate Change, said: “Residents enjoyed last year’s street parties and community events so much that we wanted to give them the opportunity to come together again and mark another historic Royal occasion.

“Street parties are a fantastic way to bring the neighbours and communities together and create life long memories. Community and voluntary organisations are also brilliant at putting on events for people to enjoy.

“So, as well as waiving road closure fees for street parties, grants of up to £250 can be claimed to help put on a special event in your local community.”

Wolverhampton Voluntary and Community Action is delivering the grant funding on behalf of the council.

To apply for a road closure for a street party, or to apply for a grant please visit the King’s Coronation webpages.