Grants 6 April 2013 to 5 April 2014

Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2013 to 5 April 2014 are listed below  the latest grants list can be seen here.


Care & Treatment

Bedford Allergy Support Group – Core costs

Beds & Northants Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre – Use of a piece of
land adjacent to Centre to create additional car parking

Brittle Bone Society – Power Wheels for a local lady

CLIC Sargent – Care Grants Programme for Bedfordshire Families

Down’s Heart Group

Everyman Support Group – Wendy Gough’s Schools Talks on Cancer

Huntington’s Disease Association – Bedfordshire Regional Care Adviser

Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Breast Care Nurse based at
Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Marie Curie Cancer Care – Nursing Services in Bedfordshire

National Childbirth Trust – Leighton Buzzard and District Branch

Breastfeeding Counsellor Training and Marketing Materials

National Society for Epilepsy – Epilepsy Information Network Service in
Bedford Hospital

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children  – Equipment Grant
Programme for Disabled Bedfordshire Children

Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom – Specialist Nurse for
the Luton Area

PBC Foundation – Production and Distribution costs of 8 Issues of “The
Bear Facts” quarterly magazine to Bedfordshire Members

Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness
(React) – Equipment for Terminally Ill Children from Disadvantaged
Families Living in Bedfordshire

Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group (Unique) – Core Costs

Sue Ryder Care – St John’s, Moggerhanger Reconditioned Portable
Ultra Sound Machine

TB Alert – Bedfordshire Patient Support Fund

Theodora Children’s Trust – Clown Doctors visits to Addenbrooke


Keech Hospice Care – Core Costs


Bedford Hospitals Charity – Gamma Plus Appeal

Nursing & Help

Hospice at Home Volunteers (Bedford) – 3 Part-time Volunteers
Managers’ Costs

Benevolent Organisations

Blind Veterans UK – Bedfordshire Beneficiaries

Housing & Homeless

Amber Foundation – Ashley Court Maintenance Work

BECHAR (Bedford Concern for the Homeless and Rootless) – Support

Children & Youth

Bedford Open Door – Project Manager Salary Costs

Bibles for Children – Bibles for Primary Schools in Bedfordshire

British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) – Southern
Region  Advice and Information Service

Crescent Summer School Project – 2011 Activities

Farms for City Children

Hope UK – Voluntary Drug Educator Training Costs

Luton and Bedfordshire Youth Association – Structural repairs to the
Pioneer Building

Luton Sea Cadets – Lockable Steel Containers for Boats and Canoes

Mitalee Youth Association – 2011 Summer School

Over The Wall  – 2011 Activity Camp place for a Bedfordshire Child

Prince’s Trust – Bedfordshire Programme

ReachOut Plus – Salary and Expenses of Schools Development Work and
Urban Schools Programme

Spurgeon’s  – Project 229

YouthNet UK – Volunteering Project in Bedfordshire


Advocacy for Older People – Part-time SOVA Team Leader

Age UK Milton Keynes – Lunch Club Transport costs

Bedford Guild House – Art and Fitness Workshops and Chair Based
Exercise Classes

Contact the Elderly – Establishment of a new group in Bedfordshire

National Benevolent Fund for the Aged – Day Trip for Bedford Elderly

Oakley Rural Day Care Centre – Core Costs

Community Development

Beecroft Balloon Society – 2012 Christmas Party

Cardington PCC

Community Development Support – Brighter Life Sewing Skill Project

Eaton Bray Village Hall – Car Park Resurfacing

Elstow PCC

Hope Church Luton Trust – Building Refurbishment & Fitting Out Costs

Hope Trust (Bedford) – Grove Pregnancy Crisis & Post Abortion

Centre Manager’s Salary Costs

Kempston Community Association – Replacement Water Tanks

Leighton Linslade and District Citizens Advice Bureau – Specialist
Money Advice Caseworker

Luton Irish Forum – Debt Prevention Surgeries and Home Visits Service

Luton Law Centre – Maintenance, Repairs and Redecoration of Premises

Luton West Indian Community Association – Core costs

Marsh Farm Futures – Work Training/Course Project Manager’s Salary

Mid Bedfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau – Outreach Service

New Covenant Church – Teenage Rehabilitation Project in Luton

NOAH Enterprise – Welfare CentrePREEN Community Interest Company – Training costs for disabled clients

Riseley Village Hall Management Committee – Building Extension Project

Royal Voluntary Service – Bedfordshire Good Neighbours and Home
from Hospital Schemes

SERVE – North Bedfordshire Transport Project

Sharnbrook Village Hall Management Committee – Presentation
Facilities Project

Southill PCC

Southside Family Church Trust – The Coffee Pot Project

St Michael’s Church, Bedford

Steppingley Village Association – New Pavilion

Disabled Groups

Access to Everything Limited – Project Development Officer’s
Employment Costs

Advocacy Alliance – Hear & Now Training Group

Autism Bedfordshire – 2011 Summer Activity Schemes in Bedford and

Braille Chess Association (BCA) – AGM and Congress at the Bedford
Park Inn

Calibre Audio Library – Bedfordshire Members

Changing Faces – East and South East Regional Officer

Deafblind UK – Bedfordshire Members

Jumbulance Trust – Outings for Bedfordshire Care Homes Residents

Livability – Lifestyles Choices Project in Bedfordshire

Monday Club for the Blind – Laptop and Software

PACE Centre – Parent and Child Services

Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation  – Care Office and Bleep System

Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) – Talking Books Service for
Bedfordshire Blind and Partially Sighted People

Scope – Scope Response in Bedfordshire

Sight Concern Bedfordshire – Minibus Hire Charges

Step Up Group – Test Track Garden

Family Life & Moral Welfare

Bedfordshire Crimebeat – High Sheriff of Bedfordshire’s Cricket

Bedfordshire John Howard Society – Luton Foyer Core Costs

Child Bereavement UK – Family bereavement service in Milton Keynes

Dignity for Women (Luton) – Core costs

Family Action – Regional Manager for the London and the South East

Family Lives – Interactive Workshop on Sexualised Bullying for Young
People and Parents

Home-Start Bedford Borough – Scheme Manager’s Salary Costs

Langley House Trust – Training Houses

Road Victims Trust – Volunteer’s Training Costs

Tilehouse Counselling – Counselling sessions for Bedfordshire Residents

Twins & Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) – Core costs

Victim Support  – Volunteers Training Costs within Bedfordshire

Yarl’s Wood Befrienders – Core Costs


Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust – Bobby Scheme

Cruse Bereavement Care – Bedfordshire Area Co-ordinator

Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) – Internet Safety Sessions for Children
from Luton Primary Schools



Mary Bassett Lower School PTA – Explorers’ Nurture Programme

Robert Peel Lower School – Reading Pod Project


Clapham Preschool (Bedford) – New Building and Outdoor Play Area

Special Needs

Bag Books – Storytelling sessions at a Special School in Biggleswade

Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) – New Wellbeing Centre


North Bedfordshire Schools Trust – Values Day – Unity theme



Bolnhurst Stables Trust – Pilot Scheme with Ex-offenders


Art & Art Galleries

Bedford Creative Arts – Core Costs

Cecil Higgins Art Gallery

Dance & Music

Bedfordshire Orchestral Society – Instrument Hire Costs

Live Music Now! – Interactive Music Performances for Special Needs
People in Bedfordshire

Luton Choral Society – African Sanctus Concert

Music in Hospitals – 2011 Bedfordshire Concerts

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – Training costs for two
young musicians from Bedfordshire

Royal Opera House Foundation – New Steinway D Grand Piano

Drama & Theatre

Full House Theatre Company – Core Costs

Sparx Theatre Company – 2011 Show

Museums & Libraries

Bedfordshire Historical Record Society – The Second Bedfords in
France and Flanders 1914 – 1918 War Diary

Trustees of Bunyan Meeting – Appointment of a Full-time Museum


Animal & Bird Life

Animal Health Trust – Linear Accelerator Appeal

Bedfordshire Wildlife Rescue – Baby Bird Appeal

Chillingham Wild Cattle Association – Conservation and Sustainability
Projects 2011 & 2012

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – Developing sustainable, multi-
purpose, farmland wildlife crops

People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) – PetAid Practices Scheme
in Luton

Zoological Society of London – Teaching Resources and Learning Tools
Historic Buildings & Churches

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust – 2011/12

Wixamtree Trust Grants Programme and Endowment Fund

St John and St Leonard PCC – St John’s Church Hall Refurbishment

St Nicholas Church, Hockliffe – Tower repairs

Wootton Methodist Church – Remodelling of Worship Area and Extension
Urban Preservation

Groundwork Hertfordshire – Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire Mary
Brash Court Project

Rural Preservation

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Bedfordshire Branch –
Core Costs

Riversmeet Hidden Britain – Kingfisher Way Festival 2011


Bedfordshire Natural History Society – Flora of Bedfordshire Publication

Dunton Community Garden Group – Garden Co-ordinator

Royal Horticultural Society – New Field Research Facility



Fauna & Flora International – Scholarship for a MPhil in Conservation


Disabled Groups

Corner Club – Friday Club activities

CP Sport – Table Cricket in Bedfordshire Schools


Bounce Back – Core Costs

Southill Park Cricket Club – Youth Development Scheme


Totternhoe Football, Cricket & Social Club – New Boiler and Heating

Centres & Playing Fields

Bedford Sports Foundation – New Carpet