Grants 6 April 2019 to 5 April 2020

Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2019 to April 2020 are listed below  the latest grants list can be seen here.


Care & Treatment

Beds & Northants Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre – Hydrotherapy Service

British Tinnitus Association – Provide Tinnitus Support Groups in the Bedfordshire area.


Child Brain Injury Trust – Costs of our ABI Coordinator.

CLIC Sargent – Care grant service for families in Bedfordshire.

Huntington’s Disease Association – Supporting salary for Bedfordshire Adviser.

Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan’s Grants Programme.

Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust – Support for Maggie’s Wallace Centre in Cambridge.

Meningitis Now – Community Support and Awareness Programme.

Motor Neurone Disease Association – Continued support for specialist nurse posts.

Multiple Sclerosis Society – MS Society Grants Officers.

MS Trust – Symptom management publications.

Multiple System Atrophy Trust – Costs to support their Nurse Specialist to further develop her work within the Bedfordshire area, for anyone affected by MSA.

NARA The Breathing Charity – NARA`S Bedfordshire Community Care Programme.

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – Equipment Grant Service in Bedfordshire.

REACT – Essential Equipment and Assistance for Children with Terminal Illnesses.

Scannappeal – MRI Safe Wheelchair.

Shine – Little Stars project

Stroke Association – Support for six stroke clubs in Bedfordshire.

Sue Ryder – Palliative care nurses at St. John’s Hospice.

THE ICKLE PICKLES CHILDREN’S CHARITY – The Neonatal unit at the Bedford Hospital require 4 Air/ Oxygen Blenders for their smallest and sickest babies.


Orchid Cancer Appeal – 3 Community Outreach events in Luton.


Keech Hospice Care – Wellbeing Centre – Caring Appeal.


L & D Radio – Upgrade the equipment.

Nursing Homes

Methodist Homes (MHA) – Expand our pioneering music therapy work.

Nursing & Help

Magpas Air Ambulance – New type of patient monitor – The Tempus Pro

Medical & Health Other

Beds. Prostate Cancer Support Group. – Three PSA blood testing events in 2019, for the early detection of Prostate Cancer (PCa).

Crohn’s & Colitis UK – Produce and distribute patient information.


Housing & Homeless

Amicus Trust – Supports homeless adults in Bedfordshire.

JustUs – Core Costs.

King’s Arms Project 

Children & Youth

10th Ampthill and Woburn (Toddington) Scout Group – Purchase of two storage sheds.

Bedford Open Door – Support towards costs of activities delivered by the Operations Manager.

Country Days Ltd – Funding for 2 x 2 days summer courses

Crescent Summer School Project – 8 weeks of holiday activities.

Happy Days Children’s Charity – Trip to The Grove Theatre in Dunstable.

Home for Good – The Finding Homes project.

Kids Out UK – Fun Days for disadvantaged children living in Bedfordshire.

Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust – Fund for a part-time administrator.

Mitalee Youth Association – Young people led summer school project.

Police Community Clubs of Great Britain – To provide 320 9-11 year old children across the following Primary Schools with our ‘Barney & Echo’ Anti-Bullying programme.

St Francis’ Children’s Society – Raising awareness of adoption in Bedfordshire.

Tall Ships Youth Trust – Tall Ships Youth Trust voyage.

The Feast Youth Project – Facilitate quality encounters (safe spaces).

The Prince’s Trust – Continuation and development of local programmes.

UpRising Leadership – Bedfordshire and Luton Leadership Programme (BLLP).

YMCA Bedfordshire – Seniors Autumn Half Term Trip

Young People of the Year Volunteer Board (YOPEY) – YOPEY Dementia Befriender.

Youthscape – Core Costs


Age Concern Luton – Community meal share programme.

Oakley Rural Day Centre – Continuing to support the frail and elderly and vulnerable .

Community Development

ACCM (UK) – Continued support towards the “One Stop Shop”.

Bedfordshire African Community Centre – Provide services such as IAGs, employment support, volunteering opportunities, and training.

Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation – Emergency Coronavirus Grant

Carers in Bedfordshire – Support towards the delivery of monthly, three-hour long ‘Carers Cafes’ in four locations across Central Bedfordshire.

Cardington PCC 

Christ Church Bedford – Purchase two television presentation systems.

Christ Church Bedford – Three day holiday club for the elderly.

Citizens Advice Mid Bedfordshire – Core Costs.

Companions Real Bread CIC – Core Costs

Dallow Development Trust Ltd – New lighting system.

Dunstable & District Citizens Advice – 1 year salary of an Admin assistant.

Elstow PCC 

Family Action – Core Costs

Friends for Life Bedfordshire – Identity badges and T-shirts.

Getting on Board – Education, training & employment.

Harrold Centre

Kokni Community Luton – Replace our outdated computers

Luton Irish Forum – Contribution for continuing Welfare Services.

New Covenant Church – Support hard to reach thirty five local women from different ethnic backgrounds to communicate and develop confidence of how they can overcome benefits dependency.

One Stop Advice & Training Centre – Delivery of three areas of activities.

Organisation of Culture and Character – Youth Space Hub.

Penrose Roots – Support workshops and projects.

Safer Luton Partnership – Support to expand the staying safe project.

Shillington Lower School Parents Teachers Friends Association – Playground/outdoors project.

Southill PCC – Support for Southill PCC

St Michael’s Church, Bedford 

St Vincent and Grenadines Association – Art therapy project.

Stopsley Baptist Church – Improve main database.

The Need Project Central Bedfordshire – Funds towards the cost of a van.

Unity Hall – Improvements to facilities inside and outside.

Willington Peace Memorial Hall – Extension to the building.

Disabled Groups

3H Fund (Helping Hands for Holidays) – 2019 UK Holiday Grant Programme.

Brainwave – Specialist therapy supporting ten children.

Families United Network (FUN) – Activity Clubs

Friendship Link & Action Group (FLAG) – Bi-Monthly events/trips

HF Trust Ltd – Redevelop the sensory garden.

Listening Books – Audiobook service.

Luton Shopmobility – Replacement of two scooters.

Rett UK – TESS Project Costs / Core Costs

Revitalise – Provide 10 essential respite breaks to disabled people and their carers.

Sense – Support for children with Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) from 0-19 years.

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) – Peer Support Officer

Transitions UK – Continued support for The Achieve Project.

Whizz Kidz – Funding to support our clinical team and service in Bedfordshire.

YoungMinds Trust – YoungMinds Parents Helpline Plus project.

Family Life & Moral Welfare

Azalea – Outreach and drop-in service.

Child Bereavement UK – Bereavement support Practitioners.

Children with Cystic Fibrosis Dream Holidays – 2 Bedfordshire families with a respite break.

CHUMS Charity – The Babyloss Service

FACES – Contribution towards the annual salary of the Chief Executive for the financial year 2019/20

Luton All Women’s Centre – 2019/20 domestic abuse service.

Mind BLMK – Training and engagement.

Ormiston Families – Breaking Barriers Programme.

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

Tilehouse Counselling – Continue to provide counselling sessions.

Twins Trust (formerly TAMBA) – Helping Hands

Unseen UK – Modern Slavery Helpline.

Social Welfare Other

Autism Bedfordshire – 2019 Summer Activity Schemes

Family Holiday Association – Family Holiday Association breaks

Queen Victoria’s Rifles – Veterans of the Association to go on the annual visit to the War Memorial in Calais, France.

Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) Ltd – Free of charge, internet safety lessons.

The Compassionate Friends – Support of bereaved families in Bedfordshire.

Turn2us – Continuation of Tackling Poverty.



The Anne Frank Trust UK – Work with young people in four secondary schools across Central Bedfordshire.

Maidwell Hall School

Pre School

Turvey Pre-school Playgroup – Purchase of The Reading Room.

Special Needs

Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) – Funding towards the Sports Academy.

Education Other

First Give – First Give programme

Level Trust – I Love Learning project

National Literacy Trust – Early Words Together Programme.

Schoolreaders – Continue the expansion of the scheme.

Young Enterprise – 10 Company Programmes in Bedfordshire.



Bolnhurst Stables Trust – Core Costs


Community Interest Luton – Organise a young people led Summer School Project.


Art & Art Galleries

Bedford Creative Arts – Cultural opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people in Bedfordshire.

Living Paintings Trust – Touch to See books.

Dance & Music

21st Century Education Trust – Take a journey to Skanda Vale for a multi-faith experience.

Connaught Opera – Community Concert in Spring 2020.

Live Music Now South East – 15 interactive live music performances.

Luton Music Club – Series of chamber concerts.

Music24 Ltd – Music24’s Luton Dementia Service.

Orchestras Live – Hear and Now.

Revellers Steelband – Room hire and tutor fees.

St Andrews Players – Support the replacement of the roof of the costume store at the church.

Drama & Theatre

Full House Theatre – Arts and cultural projects.

Home Counties Community Media CIC – Launch Bedford Radio.

Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust – Funding for air conditioning units.

TADS Theatre Group – Continuing refurbishment, upgrade the changing room.

Festivals & Carnivals

Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama – Bedfordshire Festival.

Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama – Festival is organising an award presentation.

International Organ Festival Society – 30th Festival in July 2019.

Shakespeare Schools Foundation – Shakespeare Schools Festival

Mastroe – Run the Mastroe Photography Programme

Museums & Libraries

Bedfordshire Historical Record Society – Publication of “The Bedford Diary of Leah Aynsley, 1943-1946”.

Garden Museum – Seasonal Senses and Clay For Dementia.


Animal & Bird Life

HULA Animal Rescue – Funding to help us carry out some urgent kennel improvements.

Upper & Bedford Ouse Catchment Partnership – River Wardens (VRW’s) Project.

Historic Buildings & Churches

St Paul’s Church Bedford Parochial Church Council – Funding to continue the work of the pastoral assistant.

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust

Urban Preservation

Groundwork Hertfordshire – WildPlay Courses

Rural Preservation

Chilterns Conservation Board – Develop a programme of walks and outdoor events in the Bedfordshire Chilterns as part of the Chilterns Walking Festivals.

Countryside Learning – Two countryside live events.

CPRE Bedfordshire – Protect and enhance rural Bedfordshire.

The Conservation Volunteers – Weekday Conservation Team project.

Environment and Conservation Other

Bedfordshire Natural History Society – Publish a new book, Bedfordshire – our changing countryside and wildlife.



St Gregory’s Foundation – Core funding.

International Other

Fauna & Flora


Disabled Groups

British Disabled Angling Association – Henlow Bridge Angling Event Bedfordshire


Chance to Shine – Primary Schools project in Bedfordshire.

Dallow Cricket Development – Dallow Cricket Development youth scheme.

Kempston Hammers Cricket Club – Equipment (Angling 4 Success) – 1:1 angling project.

SALTO Gymnastics Club – Core costs.

Sports Traider Charity – Pilot project.

Wilden Cricket Club – New engine for the Club’s wicket roller.


Biggleswade Sports – Loud speaker equipment.

Eaton Bray Lawn Tennis Club – Court resurfacing.

Fairfield Bowls Club – Double the size of the clubhouse, enhance the grounds and offer other additional recreational activities.

Lutonian Cricket Club – Outdoor netting facilities

Centres & Playing Fields

Fields In Trust – Protecting parks and green spaces.

Sharnbrook Playing Field Association – Improve the surface of the playing fields in Lodge Road.

Sports & Leisure Other

Caddington Cricket Club – Purchase a new mobile cricket cage.

Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club – Completing this clubhouse project.

Nu FOCUS Education CIC – Hockey sessions.


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