Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2019 to April 2020 are listed below the latest grants list can be seen here.
MEDICINE AND HEALTH
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Family Action – Core Costs
Friends for Life Bedfordshire – Identity badges and T-shirts.
Getting on Board – Education, training & employment.
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.
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
Turvey Pre-school Playgroup – Purchase of The Reading Room.
Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) – Funding towards the Sports Academy.
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.
TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT
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.
ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION
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
Groundwork Hertfordshire – WildPlay Courses
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.
Fauna & Flora
SPORTS & LEISURE
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
Progressability.com (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.
Registered Charity No 210089