Grants 6 April 2020 to 5 April 2021

Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2020 to 5 April 2021 are listed below  the latest grants list can be seen here.



Care & Treatment

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre – Physiotherapy in multiple sclerosis (MS)

British Epilepsy Association – Support the advice, telephone helpline.

CLIC Sargent – Care grant service for families in Bedfordshire.

Huntington’s Disease Association – Core Costs

Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Grants Programme

Marie Curie – Support Line Advisor

Meningitis Now – Community Support and Awareness Programme

Motor Neurone Disease Association – Core Costs

NARA The Breathing Charity – Community Care Programme.

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children – Emergency Equipment Loan service

Parkinson’s UK – Local adviser salary.

React – Provide necessary equipment.

Scannappeal – MRI safe anaesthetic machine.

Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases (MPS Society) – Advocacy support service

Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice – Core Costs.

Teenage Cancer Trust – The Youth Empowerment Programme


Keech Hospice Care – Adult in-patient unit

Lifelites – The package of life-changing technology.


L & D Radio – Replace the 2 PCs and software

Nursing & Help

East Anglian Air Ambulance – Buddy Lite Fluid Warmers

Little Hearts Matter – Continued delivery of their Family Support Project.

Medical & Health Other

Crohn’s and Colitis UK – Helpline service

Terrence Higgins Trust – “Identity”

The Lewis Foundation – Package and hand deliver free gifts and support packs.



Combat Stress – Mental health services for Bedfordshire.

Housing & Homeless

King’s Arms Project – The Pathways Programme

Children & Youth

4th Dunstable (57th Beds) Scout Group – Demolition and construction of new Scout building.

Bedfordshire County Scout Council – Complete new accommodation block

Country Days Ltd – Two-day courses of outdoor education.

Crescent Summer School Project CIC – Project during 7 school holiday weeks in 2020-21

Happy Days Children’s Charity – Cinematic theatre in education experience

KidsOut – Toy and Supermarket Vouchers to those in refuge.

Mitalee Youth Association – Support Worker Salary and Core Costs

Police Community Clubs of Great Britain – Anti-Bullying programme.

The Prince’s Trust – Live, Learn, and earn initiatives.

Youthscape – ‘Thrive’


Age UK Bedfordshire – Help for those who have been shielded/self isolating.

Bedford Guild House – Activities Programme.

Community Development

Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation – Emergency Help

Cardington PCC

Carers in Bedfordshire – Running costs of dementia service.

Dunstable and District Citizens Advice – Core Costs

Elstow PCC

Family Action – Assistant Directors’ costs.

GreenHouse Mentoring (GHM) – Core Costs

Houghton Regis Memorial Hall – Refurbishment of two floors in the Hall

Lidlington Gardeners Association – Installation of a compostable Loo

Luton Irish Forum – Contribution for continuing Welfare Services.

Luton West Indian Community Association – Well being Club sessions.

New Covenant Church Luton – Continue to support the disadvantaged minorities.

NOAH Enterprise – Continued support of the Welfare Centre and Catering.

Organisation of culture and character – Mental Health Support.

Riseley Village Hall – Extension to vastly improve the storage at the village hall.

Sandy Helping Hands – Core Costs

Southill PCC

St Michael’s Church, Bedford

The Chellington Centre Charity – Adding a new building.

The Counselling Foundation – Individual counselling sessions.

Disabled Groups

Brainwave – Brainwave Online

Changing Faces – Skin Camouflage Service.

Families United Network – Respite, Youth and Young Adult services

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Ongoing support.

Listening Books – Audiobook service.

Rett UK – TESS service (Telephone Electronic Support Services)

Sense – Specialist Services for children and young people.

Spinal Injuries Association – Support Network

Transitions UK – Continued support for The Achieve Project.

YoungMinds – Core Costs

Family Life & Moral Welfare

Above & Beyond Cancer Foundation – Core Costs

Azalea – Costs of running Build project.

Challenging-Behaviour Counselling Wellbeing Foundation – Part-time Admin/P.R Officer

Child Bereavement UK – Bereavement Support Practitioners.

CHUMS Charity – Chums Babyloss Service

FACES – Annual salary of the Chief Executive Officer

Luton All Women’s Centre – Domestic abuse service

Road Victims Trust – Support for people and families bereaved by fatal road collisions.

Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) – Memory Box project

Tilehouse Counselling – Continue to provide counselling sessions.

Unseen UK – Core Costs of an Advisor.

Social Welfare Other

Autism Bedfordshire – Term-time social clubs.

BRASS (Bedfordshire Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support) – Deliver the areas of activity, covering a three year period.

Quba Trust – Distribution of food and essentials.

Stepping Stones (Luton) – Salary of a part-time Women’s Support Practitioner.

The Compassionate Friends – Support of bereaved families in Bedfordshire.

Turn2us – Bedfordshire Tackling Poverty



Maidwell Hall School

Colleges & Universities

Bedford College – Modern Methods of Construction Centre (MMC)

Education Other

Mind Map Charity – Core Costs

Schoolreaders – Tranche Payment

The Anne Frank Trust UK – My Story Project.

First Give – First Give programme

Schoolreaders – Continue expansion of the scheme.

Young Enterprise – Seven Digital Day Programmes



Bolnhurst Stables Trust – “Seed Sowers” project.


Blind in Business – Help 6-10 people from Bedfordshire into employment.

Training & Employment Other

Diverse FM Community Media & Training – Weekly drop-in project


Art & Art Galleries

Living Paintings – Touch to See books.

Dance & Music

21st Century Education Trust – On-line virtual classes.

Music24 – Luton Dementia Online Service.

Orchestras Live – Hear and Now Project

Phoenix Starr Academy CIC – Core Costs

Drama & Theatre

Full House Theatre Company – Core revenue running costs for 2021.

Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust – Funding for air conditioning units.

Sheba Soul Ensemble – 8 performances in primary schools.

Festivals & Carnivals

Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama – Bedfordshire Festival – Covid-19 Secure

St Albans International Organ Festival – Core Costs

Museums & Libraries

Bedfordshire Historical Society – Publish a two volume work on “Bedfordshire Inventories”.


Animal & Bird Life

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust – Core Costs

Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire – Maintaining Wildflower Meadows in Bedfordshire

Zoological Society of London – Core Costs, Animal Feed

Historic Buildings & Churches

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust – Support for BHHCT.

St Paul’s Church Bedford PCC – Continue the work of the pastoral assistant.

Rural Preservation

Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust – Provide disabled access on and off boats.

CPRE Bedfordshire – Protect and enhance rural Bedfordshire.

The Conservation Volunteers – The Weekday Conservation Team


International Other

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) – Continuation of the annual Whitbread Scholarship in Conservation Leadership.



Chance to Shine – Primary Schools programme in Bedfordshire

Sports Aid Trust – SportsAid Awards for 10 athletes


Eggington Foresters Cricket Club – Repairs to vandalised property and purchasing extra security.

Centres & Playing Fields


Stewartby Bowls Club – To enhance the new facilities.

Thurleigh Playing Field Association – To build a confined, safe patio area next to the sports field.

Sports & Leisure Other

Linslade Crusaders Swimming Club – Back to Swimming Campaign

Potton Tennis Club – Construct two new tennis courts

Shefford Town Memorial Association – Next phase of building


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