Grants 6 April 2021 to 5 April 2022

Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2021 to 5 April 2022 are listed below, the latest grants list can be seen here.


Care & Treatment

British Epilepsy Association – Epilepsy Helpline

Cancer Support UK – Cancer Kits

Child Brain Injury Trust – Costs for ABI Coordinator to support families

DEBRA – Community Support Service in Bedfordshire.

Huntington’s Disease Association – Core Costs

Macmillan Cancer Support – Grants Programme

Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust (Maggie’s) – Maggie’s Cambridge Running costs

Meningitis Now – Community Support and Awareness Programme for Bedfordshire.

NARA The Breathing Charity – Community Care Programme

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children – Vital Equipment

Parkinson’s UK – Local adviser salary

React – Palliative care

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity – Create a ‘suite’ of educational games

SHINE – Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Information, Networking, Equality – Shine Support and Development Workers costs

The Multiple Sclerosis Trust – Continued Support & Core Costs

The Stroke Association – Engagement Officer costs

Young Lives vs Cancer (formerly CLIC Sargent) – Core / Winter Emergency grants


Keech Hospice Care – Adult in-patient unit


The East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity – Equipment to enhance the diagnostic capability of our maternity and paediatric departments

Nursing Homes

MHA (Methodist Homes) – Expand Music Therapy work

Nursing & Help

East Anglian Air Ambulance – LUCAS CPR devices.

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

Magpas Air Ambulance – Essential equipment.

Medical & Health Other

Crohn’s & Colitis UK – Digital patient information

The Lewis Foundation – Package and hand deliver free gifts and support packs.

Social Welfare

Housing & Homeless

Amicus Trust – Support homeless adults in Bedfordshire.

Children & Youth           

4th Dunstable (57th Beds) Scout Group – Demolition and construction of new Scout building.

9th Ampthill & Woburn [Badgerhill] Scout Group – Repairs to the flooring.

Bedfordshire Open Door – Operations Manager costs

Crescent Summer School (Community Interest Company) – School Holiday Scheme Project (7 weeks) 2021-22

Happy Days Children’s Charity – Theatre Performances

IMPAKT Housing & Support – Welcome Pack provision

Link to Change – Core Costs

Peace Child International – Core costs

Police Community Clubs of Great Britain – Anti-Bullying safety programme

Tall Ships Youth Trust – Tall Ships Youth Trust voyage.

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

The Prince’s Trust – Live, Learn, Earn courses

UpRising – 2020-21 Leadership Programme

YOPEY (formerly Bedfordshrie Young People of the Year which Wixamtree has supported) – Virtual YOPEY Dementia Befriender scheme.


Bedford Guild House – Activities Programme

Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) – Call Companions – Telephone befriending service.

Community Development

Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation – Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Cardington PCC

Carers in Bedfordshire – Dementia Service

Citizens Advice Leighton Linslade – Money Advice Service

Companions Real Bread CIC – Core costs

Dunstable and District Citizens Advice – Salary for an admin assistant and core costs.

Elstow PCC

GreenHouse Mentoring (GHM) – Core Costs

Luton Law Centre – Help for families who are facing homelessness.

Luton Tamil Welfare CIC – School holidays club (Summer)

New Covenant Church Dunstable Luton – Empowering Women for Work Project

NOAH Enterprise – Continued support of the Welfare Centre and Catering.

Southill PCC

St Michael’s Church, Bedford

Stand Against Violence – Deliver violence prevention workshops

Disabled Groups

3H Fund (Helping Hands for Holidays) – Support Programme

Changing Faces – Wellbeing services

Families United Network – Core funding

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Ongoing Support

Jumbulance Trust – Funding to safeguard services

Listening Books – Audiobook service

Sight Concern Bedfordshire (SCB) – Extend services

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) – Core costs

Whizz-Kidz – Clinical Service in Bedfordshire

Family Life & Moral Welfare

Above & Beyond Cancer Foundation – Co-founders Salary

Azalea – Core costs

CHUMS Charity – Babyloss Service

FACES Bedford – CEO’s salary 2021/22

Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families – Peer Support friendship group network

Luton All Women’s Centre (LAWC) – Harmful Practices Service

Marriage Care – Training and Recruiting Counsellors

Nationwide Community Learning Partnership (NCLP) C.I.C – Community Mentor

Ormiston Families – Breaking Barriers

Road Victims Trust – Core costs

The Ebonista Project – Develop helpline and online chat facility

Tilehouse Counselling – Professional Counselling

Twins Trust – Saving Babies Lives, supporting the NHS, helping families in crisis

Unseen UK – Helpline Advisor costs

Social Welfare Other

Autism Bedfordshire – 2022 Summer Activity Schemes

Bedfordshire Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support – Continue to offer specialist support

Stepping Stones (Luton) – Core costs

The Compassionate Friends – Peer Support Project

The Hope Programme – Core costs.



Maidwell Hall School – The building of a Performance Hall, Music School and Associated Classrooms

Making Me (previously ‘The Mind Map Charity’) – Core costs

Wixams Tree Primary School – Outdoor / Play area equipment.

Pre School

Oakley Pre-school – Build an eco friendly Pre-school building and to increase the outside play area.

Education Other

First Give – Schools Sponsorship Programme

National Literacy Trust – Game Changers Programme

Schoolreaders – Continue the expansion of the scheme

Swallowfield Lower School PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association) – Memorial Playground

Training & Employment


Blind in Business – Help 5 people from Bedfordshire into employment.

Community Interest Luton – The Curry Kitchen

Family Groups (Bedford) who run Bedford Women’s Centre – Core Team Salary costs#

The Arts

Art & Art Galleries

Living Paintings Trust – Touch to See Library Service

Dance & Music

Connaught Opera – Concert for People with Dementia and their carers

English National Opera – ENO Finish This Project in Primary and Secondary Schools.

Leighton Buzzard Music – Alkyona String Quartet Concert

Live Music Now South East – Continued programme of 15 interactive live music performances and workshops

Luton Music Club – Programme of Professional Chamber Concerts

Music24 – Core costs

Drama & Theatre

Full House Theatre – Projects Co-ordinator costs

TADS Theatre Group – Essential repairs

Festivals & Carnivals

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

St Albans International Organ Festival – Core costs

Environment & Conservation

Historic Buildings & Churches

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust – Support for BHHCT

Rural Preservation

Countryside Learning – 3 Countryside Classroom Days

CPRE Bedfordshire – Protect and enhance rural Bedfordshire

The Conservation Volunteers – Bedfordshire Weekday Conservation Team


International Other

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) – Continuation of the annual Whitbread Scholarship in Conservation Leadership

Sports & Leisure


Chance to Shine – Primary Schools model

Dallow Cricket Development – Dallow Cricket Development youth scheme (Angling 4 Success) – Positive Steps Programme – 1:1 customised mentoring

Sports Traider Charity – Exercise behaviour programme

The SALTO Foundation Limited – Core Operating Costs


Eggington Foresters Cricket Club – Replacement Grass Roller

Luton Town And Indians Cricket Club – Funding for essential equipment necessary for maintenance

Lutonian Cricket Club – Mobile Cricket Covers and a 2021 BOLA Professional Cricket Bowling Machine


Centres & Playing Fields

Biggleswade Town Cricket Club – Demolition and rebuild

Fields in Trust – Green Spaces for Good

Thurleigh Playing Field Association – To build a confined, safe patio area next to the sports field

Sports & Leisure Other

Flitwick & Ampthill Lawn Tennis Club – Eight all-weather floodlit courts including two seasonally covered courts

Registered Charity No 210089

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