Grants 6 April 2014 to 5 April 2015

Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2014 to 5 April 2015 are listed below  the latest grants list can be seen here.


Care & Treatment

Alcohol Services for the Community (ASC) – New Premises Re-fit

British Epilepsy Association – Advice and Information Service for Bedfordshire People

CLIC Sargent – Care Grants for Bedfordshire Families

Huntington’s Disease Association – Bedfordshire Regional Care Adviser

Macmillan Cancer Support – Grants Programme in Bedfordshire

Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust – Maggie’s Wallace Centre

Marie Curie Cancer Care – Healthcare Assistant in Bedfordshire

Meningitis Now – Community Support Officer Bedfordshire Costs

Motor Neurone Disease Association – Regional Care Development Adviser Post

Narcolepsy UK – Website Development and Maintenance

National Association for the Relief of Apnoea – Bedfordshire Community Care Programme

National Society for Epilepsy – Regional Service in Bedford Hospital

Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness (React) – Equipment for Life-Limited Children from Bedfordshire

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Care Forum – Core Costs

Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation – Film of Wendy’s Talk in a School

Keech Hospice Care – Core Costs

Willen Hospice – Ambulance Appeal

Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund – Prostate Cancer Biopsy Machine

Nursing & Help
Magpas – Core Costs


Benevolent Organisations
Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society (Combat Stress) – Community and Outreach Services in Bedfordshire

Housing & Homeless

Amber Foundation – Funding for One Bedfordshire Disadvantaged Unemployed Homeless Young Person

BECHAR (Bedford Concern for the Homeless and Rootless) – Training, Preparing and Cooking of Meals Project

Bedford Citizens Housing Association – Snoezelen for People with Dementia Project

King’s Arms Project (Bedford) – Pathways to Employment Programme Assistant Salary Costs

Luton Accommodation and Move-on Project (LAMP) – Core Costs

St Christopher’s Fellowship – Educational Support Worker in Bedfordshire

Children & Youth
10th Ampthill and Woburn (Toddington) Scout Group – Improvements to Premises

Bedford Open Door – Part-time Administrator’s Salary

British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) – Senior Child Placement Trainer Consultant

Coram Voice – Support and Advice for Bedfordshire Children

Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS) – Breaks for two Disadvantaged Children from Bedfordshire

Crescent Summer School Project – 2014 Activities

Leighton Linslade District Scout Council – Explorer Scout Unit New Equipment Fund

Luton Churches Education Trust – Re-engagement Team

Mitalee Youth Association – 2014 Summer School

National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy – Epilepsy Education for Schools in Bedfordshire

Prince’s Trust – Bedfordshire Programme

Stevenage & North Herts Child Contact Centres – Supported Child Contact Service for Families   Living in Bedfordshire

Tall Ships Youth Trust – Bursaries for 3 Disadvantaged/Disabled Young People from Bedfordshire

YMCA Bedfordshire – Family Learning Programme Crèche Workers Costs

Young People of the Year – 2014 Bedfordshire Awards

YouthNet UK – The Site Service

Age UK Bedfordshire – Information & Advice Service

Bedford Guild House – Core Costs

NBFA Assisting the Elderly – Respite Breaks Programme Places for Bedfordshire People

Community Development
All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard – Church Choir trip to Hereford

Bedford and District Citizens Advice Bureau – Young Apprentice Salary Costs

Bedfordshire African Community Centre – Core Cost

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity – Wheels in Motion Project

Bengali Women’s Project – Arts & Crafts Skills Development Project

Cardington PCC

Christ Church, Bedford – Holiday at Home Club

Cranfield Village Hall – New Vehicle Access to Car Park

Dallow Development Trust – Volunteer Programme Co-ordinator Costs

Dunstable & District Citizens Advice Bureau – Administrator Post

Elstow PCC

Friends for Life Bedfordshire – Resources Library

Hope Trust (Bedford) – The Grove Pregnancy Crisis & Post Abortion Centre New Storage Facility and Racking

Leighton Linslade and District Citizens Advice Bureau – Specialist Money Advice Casework Service

Luton Irish Forum – Welfare Services

Mid Bedfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau – Outreach Home Visiting Service

New Covenant Church – Training for Disadvantaged Local Young People

NOAH Enterprise – Welfare Centre Catering Costs

ReUse Centre Limited – Chief Officer’s Salary Costs

Royal Voluntary Service – Bedfordshire Good Neighbours Service

Southill Parish Hall – External Works

Southill PCC

St Michael’s Church, Bedford

Stopsley Baptist Church – GreenHouse Mentoring Coordinator’s Costs

Disabled Groups
3H Fund (Helping Hands for Holidays) – UK Holiday Grants Programme for Bedfordshire People

Autism Bedfordshire – 2014 Summer Activity Programme

Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society – Core Costs

Bedfordshire Deaf Children’s Society – Youth Club Running Costs

Beds Garden Carers – Education and Independent Living Skills Courses

Calibre Audio Library – Bedfordshire Members

Canine Partners for Independence (CPI) – Midlands Training Centre Appeal

Dyspraxia Foundation – Mailing of Information to Bedfordshire Schools

Enhance the UK – Disability Awareness Training in Bedfordshire Primary School

Families United Network (FUN) – Saturday Club

Friends of Bright Eyes – Activity Clubs

Kids in Action – Refurbishment Works

Leonard Cheshire Disability – Agate House Mobility Project

Listening Books – Membership for new and existing people living in Bedfordshire

National Deaf Children’s Society – Family Officer for East of England Salary Costs

Nyabingi Charity – Women’s Health and Empowerment Group

Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People – Neuro Rehabilitation Service in Banstead,   Surrey – Arts Educational Programme

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

Scope – Scope Response Project for Bedfordshire People

Sight Concern Bedfordshire – Luton IT Club Upgrade Project and Bedford IT Club Set Up Costs

Vitalise – Breaks for Disabled People and their Carers from Bedfordshire

Whizz Kidz – Amdassador Club in Bedfordshire

YoungMinds Trust – Parents’ Helpline

Family Life & Moral Welfare
Child Bereavement UK – Family Bereavement Programme in Milton Keynes

Children with Cystic Fibrosis Dream Holidays – Respite Break for a Bedfordshire Family

Community Resettlement Support Project Limited – Core Costs

Family Action – Assistant Director Services and Innovation – Eastern Region Salary Costs

Family and Children’s Early-help Services (FACES) – Chief Executive’s Salary Costs

Langley House Trust – Luton and Central Bedfordshire Private Rented Sector Housing Scheme

Prison Fellowship – Sycamore Tree Programme at HMP The Mount

Road Victims Trust – Core Costs

Salvation Army – Debt Advice Service in Bedford

Samaritans – Phase 3 of the Connect System in Bedfordshire

Tilehouse Counselling – Counselling sessions for Luton, Bedford and surrounding villages residents

Twins & Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) – Core costs

Victim Support – Staff Training Costs

Yarl’s Wood Befrienders – Core Costs

Bedfordshire Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) – Core costs

Cruse Bereavement Care – Bedfordshire Allocations Co-ordinator Salary Costs

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


Bedford School Foundation – St Luke’s Theatre Project

John Donne Church of England Lower School – Hall Renovation and Extension Project

Parents and Friends of Potton Lower School – Eastfeast Project

Busy Bees Pre-School Flitwick – Resurfacing of Pathway

Raynham Way Pre-School – Soft Play Equipment

Special Needs
Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) – BrailleNote IT Equipment

Bag Books – Once Upon A Time Project in two Bedfordshire Special Schools

Camden Future First Network – Community-building Networks Programme in Bedfordshire Schools

Level Trust – [email protected] Project

Royal Institution of Great Britain – Mathematics and Engineering Masterclasses in Bedfordshire

Schoolreaders – Start Up costs

Villiers Park Educational Trust – Bedford 16 Plus Project



Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust – Replacement Computers


Art & Art Galleries

Living Paintings Trust – Bedfordshire Library Service

Dance & Music
Armonico Consort – 2015 Music and Dance Workshop at Ridgeway School

International Organ Festival Society – 28th St Albans International Organ Festival

Live Music Now! – Interactive Live Music Performances and Workshops in Bedfordshire

Luton Music Club – 2014/15 Concert Season in Luton

Music First – Orchestra Project

Music in Hospitals – 2014/15 Concerts in Bedfordshire

Philharmonia Orchestra – Hear and Now Project in Bedford

Drama & Theatre
Full House Theatre Company – Core Costs

Silsoe Drama Club – Production of The Winters Tale

TADS Theatre Group – Building Repairs

Shakespeare Schools Festival – Participation by 12 Bedfordshire Schools

Museums & Libraries
Bedfordshire Historical Record Society – Pride of Peacocks Publication

Hitchin British Schools Trust – Wixamtree Internship

Trustees of Bunyan Meeting (Bedford) – Full-time Curator’s Salary Costs


Animal & Bird Life
Animal Health Trust – Strangles Vaccine Research Project

Bedfordshire Wildlife Rescue – Replacement Aviaries

Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire – Just Add People Project

Zoological Society of London – Sensory and Interactive Educational Resources for Whipsnade Zoo

Historic Buildings & Churches
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust – 2014/15 Bedfordshire Churches Grants and Endowment Fund

Clophill Heritage Trust – Power Connection Works

Rural Preservation
Bedfordshire Geology Group – Geological Leaflet of the North Bedfordshire Region

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

Conservation Volunteers – Bedfordshire Programme

Countryside Learning – Estate Day Programme at Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire

Bedfordshire Natural History Society – Wild Orchids of Bedfordshire Publication


St Gregory’s Foundation – Core Costs

Fauna & Flora International – Whitbread Scholarship for an MPhil in Conservation Leadership and Capacity building for Conservation Network

Mission Direct – Volunteers Recruitment and Training Costs


Disabled Groups
British Wheelchair Sports Foundation – Sports Development Appeal

CP Sport – Football Programme in Bedfordshire

Ampthill Town Cricket Club – Electrical Work

Get Hooked on Fishing – Get Hooked on Fishing Bedfordshire Project

Salto Foundation Limited – New Training Facility

Sandy Cricket Club – Coach Training Fees and Indoor Facilities Hire Charges

Sports Traider – Sports Coaching within Bedfordshire

Potton Town Cricket Club – Pavilion Repairs and Upgrade

Southill Park Cricket Club – Outdoor Practice Nets

Centres & Playing Fields
Sharnbrook Playing Field Association – New Bowls Pavilion and Recreation Centre