TODAY is the last day to vote for Chesters Carnival of Giants which is shortlisted for a £60,000 community grant.

The Giant Project Chester is looking for your vote to become part of The Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations next year.

Dancing with Giants, an idea by organisers of Carnival of Giants in Chester, has been short listed for a grant from the Jubilee Peoples Millions and you will get the chance to vote for it on ITV today.

The project will involve 60 local communities, groups or organisations from west and east Cheshire who will work with an artist to help them build a 14 ft high Queen Elizabeth II dancing giant. This will culminate in a Diamond Jubilee Street Carnival Party in Chester.

Chesters Carnival of Giants had a royal presence this year with The Queens School creating a giant Queen Victoria, The Kings Schools majestic Henry VIII and a couple of giants of the newly wed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The giant project is up against five others in the region, which will battle it out on ITV for the public vote. Voting for the Chester project will open at 9am on Wednesday June 29 and stay open till midnight. A video of the project will be shown on Granada Reports between 6 and 6.30pm. The winner will receive an award for £60,000.

The Jubilee Peoples Millions is a funding programme for groups involving local people working together to tackle a problem. It builds on the success of the Peoples Millions programme which was launched in 2005, and since then it has awarded over £22 million to 388 projects.

Jubilee Peoples Millions will give viewers an opportunity to vote for the community project they want to receive funding and Chester The Giant City, Dancing with Giants project has been short listed to go forward to the public vote on ITV regional news.

To vote call 0871 626 8837. Calls cost 11p from a BT landline. For further information (and information on charges) visit