Grants 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019

Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019 are listed below  the latest grants list can be seen here.


Care & Treatment

Cancer Support UK – Deliver 150 Cancer, Chemo and Kids kits in the next two years free of charge.

Sue Ryder – Support for nursing budget for St John’s Hospice.

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – Provide specialist equipment for disabled children.

Shine – Funding for our Support and Development Service.

Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness (React) – Providing essential equipment to terminally ill children.

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

St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy – Support to continue running resilience training workshops and help in establishing reflective practice groups.

CLIC Sargent – Care grant service for families in Bedfordshire.

National Association for the Relief of Apnoea – NARA`S Bedfordshire Community Care Programme.

Meningitis Now – Continued help towards the Support and Awareness Programme.

National Osteoporosis Society – Regional osteoporosis services in Bedfordshire for 2019.

Multiple Sclerosis Trust – Enquiry and Research Service

Bliss – The National Charity for the Newborn – 4 returning Champions and 2 New Champions who will require recruitment and training.


Myaware – Fund the support role for the Regional Organiser.

Orchid Cancer Appeal – To deliver a day-long Orchid Male Cancer Community Outreach Event in Luton.


Keech Hospice Care – Support the work of Keech Hospice Care.


Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund – Help to transform two side rooms, which are used to treat child cancer patients.

Nursing & Help

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

British Red Cross Society – Drop-in Service.

Magpas – Replacement of current stock of flight suits

Medical & Health Other

Crohn’s and Colitis UK – Produce and distribute patient packs.



Combat Stress – Community mental health services for veterans living in Bedfordshire.

Housing & Homeless

King’s Arms Project (Bedford) – Nightshelter Costs and Pathways to Employment

Children & Youth

Luton Roma Trust – Increase the capacity of our Roma Education Champion (REC) post.

Mitalee Youth Association – Young people led summer school project.

Happy Days Children’s Charity – Fund a trip to a pantomime to see Snow White at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable for 70 children with special needs.

Bibles for Children – Ten primary Schools in Bedfordshire to receive Bibles, for up to 2,000 pupils to use in school for Religious Education.

Crescent Summer School Project – Helps young people during the school holidays.

Tall Ships Youth Trust – Provide 10 disadvantaged / disabled young people from Bedfordshire with a unique and exciting residential learning environment.

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

Sorted Counselling Services – Volunteer expenses, Volunteer supervision, CPD Training and towards the upkeep of our database.

Bedford Open Door – Request for costs of activities delivered by the Operations Manager.

Youthscape – Supporting Luton secondary schools and allocating more staff and volunteer time to this area.

YMCA Bedfordshire – Senior’s Autumn Half Term Trip.

Link to Change – Support the salary of our CEO who manages our Bedford Borough child sexual exploitation service.

Police Community Clubs of Great Britain – Provide opportunities for Youths at risk/Anti-Bullying Campaign.


Oakley Rural Day Care Centre – Continue to provide their varied programme.

Community Development

Southill PCC

Elstow PCC

Cardington PCC

St Michael’s Church Bedford

Project 41 – Support two areas of Project 41: Area One Centre 41 Drop in. Area two The cost of training a new Parenting Course Tutor and running two parenting courses between October 2018-September 2019.

Friends Of Dallow – Run the Friends of Dallow Support programme.

Marston Moreteyne Playing Field Committee – The project will upgrade the facilities on site which in turn will support and retain the clubs and activities.

Friends of Warden Abbey Vineyard – Replacement of a second hand motor mower and stable car parking facility.

SANDY VILLAGE HALL – Replacement of disabled toilet caused by fire damage and updating of air conditioning unit.

Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Whipsnade – Excavating and laying 70 metres of new road stone and mesh to provide broad access at the main road.

Family Action – Cost of Assistant Director of Services and Innovation.

The Counselling Foundation – Bereavement Service counselling for up to 30 sessions for each client.

Hope Church Luton Trust – “Open House Lounge” (OHL) a community drop-in run by our staff and volunteers.

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

ASR Community Ltd – Summer School Project.

All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard – Cost of board, accommodation and travel.

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

Friends for Life Bedfordshire – Produce a promotional video.

Luton West Indian Community Association – To provide activities for senior citizen including arts and crafts, healthy eating , telephone befriending service and continuation of meeting expenses.

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

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust – Support for BHHCT.

Luton Rights – The Community Advice Outreach Project

Luton Irish Forum – Contribution for continuing Welfare Services.

Mid Bedfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau – Current year running costs of our home visiting/benefits casework project ‘Outreach’.

Leighton Linslade and District Citizens Advice Bureau – Specialist money advice service.

Stopsley Baptist Church – Final Elements of Funding for 2018.

New Covenant Church – Address the problems migrants and refugees are facing in finding employment.

Link-A-Ride Community Transport – Continue to provide the valuable Door-2-Door service.

 Disabled Groups

Friendship Link & Action Group (FLAG) – Cover the transport costs for 2 events.

Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) – RNIB Talking Books – a growing service.

Brainwave Centre Ltd – Fully subsidising 2 Bedfordshire children, ensuring they receive their therapy.

Revitalise – Support to provide 15 respite breaks.

Listening Books – Free access to audiobook service.

HF Trust Ltd – Upgrade the rear garden at Kings Walden Villas (KWV) in Biggleswade.

Sense – Specialist Services for children and young people with Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) from 0-19 years and Holidays & Short Breaks programme.

Whizz Kidz – Delivery of their equipment provision services in Bedfordshire.

Luton Shopmobility – Purchase three new scooters.

Rett UK – TESS Project Costs / Core Costs

Mobility Trust – Help with provision of powered mobility equipment to disabled people living in Bedfordshire.

Jumbulance Trust – Specific day outings for local care home residents.

Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society – Skool’s Out half term camps

Spinal Injuries Association – Provides essential support to spinal cord injured people.

Autism Bedfordshire – 2018 Summer Activity Schemes.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Support our current partnerships and to train our puppies to be a competent hearing dog for applicants in Bedfordshire.

Transitions UK – Continued support for The Achieve Project.

Fledglings Family Services – Support for Fledglings.

Family Life & Moral Welfare

Footsteps – Part time Bereavement Services Practitioner post.

Child Bereavement UK – Continued support towards their two part time bereavement support practitioners, based in Milton Keynes.

Dignity for Women (Luton) – Contribution towards core running costs.

Prison Fellowship – Hold two Sycamore Tree victim awareness courses in HMP The Mount and HMP Bedford.

Bedford Counselling Centre – Continue to fund the part time post of Clinical Co-ordinator.

Prisoners’ Education Trust – Enable c7 prisoner students to access recognised distance learning courses to improve their knowledge, skills and employability on release.

Ormiston Children and Families Trust – Breaking Barriers Programme.

Tilehouse Counselling – Continue to provide counselling sessions.

Friends of CHUMS – CHUMS Babyloss Bereavement Service.

Family and Children’s Early-help Services (FACES) – Contribution towards the Annual salary of the Chief Executive for 2018/19.

Children with Cystic Fibrosis Dream Holidays – Respite breaks for 2 families from Bedfordshire.

Twins & Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) – Continue to support the multiple birth community in Bedfordshire.

Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) – Continue offering, free of charge, internet safety lessons to children in Luton & Bedfordshire schools.

ReUse Centre Limited – A contribution towards core costs.

Bedfordshire Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) – Support over 500 disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals.

Turn2us – Continuation of the Tackling Poverty in Bedfordshire programme into 2018/19.

Midshires Search and Rescue Organisation – Purchase a quality, used transit type van.

Queen Victoria’s Rifles – Assist veterans of the Association to attend an annual visit to our War Memorial in Calais, France.

The Compassionate Friends – Support of bereaved families in Bedfordshire.



Maidwell Hall School – Tranche Payment

Governors For Schools – Find, place and train 10 skilled governors and trustees for 10 schools across Bedfordshire.

Christopher Reeves Lower School – Provide an all-weather surface for the children to use at playtime.

Pre School

Harlington Parish Land Trust – Development of a new playground.

 Education Other

Schoolreaders – Tranche Payment

Young Enterprise – Contribute to the delivery of 10 Company Programmes in Bedfordshire.

First Give – To run the First Give programme in four Bedfordshire Secondary Schools.

Swallowfield Lower School PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association) – Digital Learning Project

National Literacy Trust – Early Words Together Programme.



Family Groups (Bedford) – Bedford Women’s Group; Community Group delivering health and wellbeing support.


Dance & Music

Luton Music Club – 20 Chamber Concerts.

Bedford Choral Society – Support for a new vocal coach, updating website and music folders.

Live Music Now! – Continued programme of 15 interactive live music performances and workshops.

Revellers Steel Band – Tutor fees, room hire and costs associated with a care home/charity tour.

Music24 Ltd. – Music24 Luton Dementia Service

Drama & Theatre

Full House Theatre Company – Support the post of Projects Manager (PM) at Full House.

Festivals & Carnivals

Shakespeare Schools Foundation – Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama – Festival Celebration of Music from Schools Day.

Museums & Libraries

Bedfordshire Historical Record Society – Publication of a volume “The Turner Letters”.


Animal & Bird Life

People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) – Continue to make a difference to pets and their owners.

Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire – Improvement of infrastructure and equipment at Pegsdon Hills.

Historic Buildings & Churches

Clophill Heritage Trust – A small reception cabin at the north gate of the Eco Lodges

All Saints’ Church – Queens Park Community Orchard Already Submitted.

Urban Preservation

Groundwork Hertfordshire – Developing the Luton Food Poverty Alliance (LFPA).

 Rural Preservation

Greensand Trust – The Shire Oak Heath Restoration Project.

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Bedfordshire Branch – Protect and enhance rural Bedfordshire.

Conservation Volunteers – Weekday Conservation Team project in Bedfordshire.

Environment & Conservation Other

Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – Support for ‘The UK Threatened Flora Project: Safeguarding the flora of the UK’.

Royal Horticultural Society – Donation



St Gregory’s Foundation – Core funding, which contributes to the salary of our one employee.

International Other

Fauna & Flora International – Tranche Payment


Disabled Groups

British Wheelchair Sports Foundation – Enable two recently paralysed adults to attend our Inter Spinal Unit Games in April 2019.

British Disabled Angling Association – Henlow Bridge Angling Event Bedfordshire.


Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC – Club’s young athletes will be travelling to Bedford to compete in the Youth Development League Final.

Sports Traider – Continue to deliver tennis coaching for people in wheelchairs.


Potton Town Cricket Club – Refurbish our existing net practising facility.

Centres & Playing Fields

AFC Shillington – Create new pitches and storage facilities.

Ampthill Town Cricket Club – Cricket Pavillion Extension

Fields In Trust – Continue protecting parks and green spaces in area of particular deprivation.

Sports & Leisure Other 

Lidlington Cricket Club – Purchase a heavy duty cricket Roller.

Flitwick & Ampthill Lawn Tennis Club – The club is looking to increase the number of floodlit courts from 4 to 6.

Pilgrims Oakley Cricket Club – Replacement of two sight screens.


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