Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2015 to 5 April 2016 are listed below the latest grants list can be seen here.
MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Care & Treatment
Action for ME – Support Programme for Bedfordshire People
Beds & Northants Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre – Centre Refurbishment Costs
Bliss – The National Charity for the Newborn – Development of Bliss Family Support program in Bedfordshire.
British Epilepsy Association – Helpline Service
Child Brain Injury Trust – To support children and young people with acquired brain injuries.
CLIC Sargent – Care Grants for Bedfordshire Families
Huntington’s Disease Association – Funding towards the Specialist Huntington’s Disease Adviser – Helen Santini (Covering Herts, Bucks and Beds).
Macmillan Cancer Support – Support for the Macmillan Grants Programme in Bedfordshire.
Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust – Cost of delivering the programme in Cambridge to people affected by cancer.
Marie Curie Cancer Care – Request for £10,000 towards the cost of a Specialist Nurse in Bedfordshire.
Meningitis Now – Community Support Officer for Bedfordshire Costs
Motor Neurone Disease Association – Currently supporting 36 people living with MND in Bedfordshire. A grant of £5,000 would fund our work in Bedfordshire for four months.
Multiple Sclerosis Trust – Way Ahead: Supporting MS Specialist Nurses.
National Osteoporosis Society – Bedfordshire Information and Support Service
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – Equipment Grant Programme for Disabled Bedfordshire Children
PBC Foundation – Self-Management Workshop in Bedford
Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness (React) – Provision of Essential Equipment to Terminally Ill Children living in Low Income Families in Bedfordshire.
Shine – Support and Development Service for Bedfordshire
Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases – MPS Society’s Advocacy Support Programme in Bedfordshire
St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy – Core Cost
Sue Ryder – Family Bereavement Support Project at St John’s Hospice, Bedford
Teenage Cancer Trust – Support for the Youth Empowerment Programme.
Highland Hospice – Project Build Appeal
Keech Hospice Care – Funding towards ongoing core costs, that can be used across the full range of hospice services.
Bedford Hospitals Charity – Support for current Appeal, called Challenge Cancer.
Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund – Home from Home Project
Elizabeth Finn Care – Tackling Poverty and Transforming Lives in Bedfordshire
Nursing & Help
East Anglian Air Ambulance – New Base at Cambridge Airport
Medical Detection Dogs – Provision of a dog to a Young Person living in Bedfordshire
St John Ambulance – Appeal for ten subsidised, three hour Essential First Aid (Child and Infant) courses, to parents and carers within Bedfordshire.
Medical & Help Other
Actionplus Foundation – UK – Support to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and increasing the availability of testing.
SSAFA Forces Help – Support veterans, serving personnel and their families in Bedfordshire.
Housing & Homeless
BECHAR (Bedford Concern for the Homeless and Rootless) – Support towards the costs of one support worker for a 12 months.
Fordham Memorial Homes – Replacement Windows
King’s Arms Project (Bedford) – Core Costs
Mary Seacole Housing Association Limited – Start Up Packs for Young People
Children & Youth
10th Ampthill and Woburn (Toddington) Scout Group – Funds to provide Disabled Access.
1st Langford Scout Group – Refurbishment project of Scout hut, now requesting support towards new roof.
Bangladesh Youth League – Support and development for local women, aiming to build their skills, improve their confidence and reduce the barriers they face to accessing services, training and employment.
Barnardo’s – Leaving Care Service in Luton and Milton Keynes
Crescent Summer School Project – 2015 Activities
Dunstable Air Cadets – Musical Band Project
Farms for City Children – Support for some of the 36 children from Milton Keynes who will be staying at the farm this season.
Fun 4 Young People (No longer active – amalgamated with YMCA Bedfordshire) – Arts and Sports Summer Holiday Activity Programme
Happy Days Children’s Charity – Day trips for children aged 3 – 17 from Bedfordshire
Mitalee Youth Association – Recruitment and Training of New Volunteers
Prince’s Trust – Bedfordshire programme.
Tall Ships Youth Trust – Contribution to enable 3 young people from Bedfordshire to participate on a voyage
UpRising Leadership – Leadership Programme in Bedfordshire
Young People of the Year Volunteer Board (YOPEY) – 2015 Bedfordshire Awards.
Youthscape – Luton Churches Education Trust Project
Age UK Bedfordshire – To contribute to Age UK Bedfordshire’s Information and Advice service and enable maintaining their Welfare Service charges at current levels.
Bedford Guild House – Support of a programme of daily activities, designed to meet the needs of the service users, including eight art classes, one creative writing class and many more.
Oakley Rural Day Care Centre – Core Costs
ACCM (UK) – Provide employment and volunteering skills and information to empower minority women.
ASR Community Ltd – Summer Scheme
Bedford and District Citizens Advice Bureau – Staffing Costs
Bedfordshire African Community Centre – Grant to provide training courses and employment support for local unemployed people from the African communities living in Luton.
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity – Supporting the preservation and heritage of The Greensand Ridge.
Church of the Transfiguration, Kempston – Garden of Remembrance Project
Dunstable & District Citizens Advice Bureau – Administrator Post
Leighton Linslade and District Citizens Advice Bureau – Money Advice Casework Service
Luton Irish Forum – Welfare Service
Mid Bedfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau – To contribute towards and outreach home visiting service to provide advice to isolated, immobile service users.
Need Project Central Bedfordshire – Project Leader’s Costs
New Covenant Church – Training Courses
NOAH Enterprise – Continued support of the Canteen.
ReUse Centre Limited – Chief Officer’s Salary Costs
Royal Voluntary Service – Funding towards our Bedfordshire hub which provides Good Neighbours ‘befriending’ support and the provision of lunch and social clubs to help reduce isolation.
Safer Luton Partnership – Staying Safe Project
Sharnbrook Village Hall Management Committee – Refurbishment Project
St Michael’s Church, Bedford
Stopsley Baptist Church – GreenHouse Mentoring Service
The Counselling Foundation – Support to undertake much-needed repairs and upgrading of the Luton Centre.
UNIKA – Supporting young girls and women aged between 12 and 55 within the Bedfordshire area.
Autism Bedfordshire – 2015 Summer Activity Programme
Calibre Audio Library – Audio Book Library Service to Bedfordshire People
Deafblind UK – Bedfordshire Members’ Costs
Families United Network (FUN) – Funds towards the cost of the refurbishment of a new Centre of Excellence.
Friendship Link & Action Group (FLAG) – Salary costs of an administrator.
KIDS – Short Breaks for Bedfordshire Children
Kids in Action – Multimedia Room
Listening Books – Membership for new and existing people living in Bedfordshire
Luton Shopmobility – Core Costs
Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People – Support for the Arts educational programme.
Rett UK – Telephone & Electronic Support Services
Revitalise – Respite Breaks for 6 Disabled People rom Bedfordshire
Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) – Request for Trustees to continue their support towards the Talking Book service supporting RNIB members in Bedfordshire.
Scope – Request for support for Scope’s information and outreach support service in Bedfordshire.
Special Needs Out Of School Club in Beds (SNOOSC) – SNOOSC wish to extend their out of school provision for children with disabilities.
Tibbs Dementia Foundation – Part-time Outreach Worker Costs
Whizz Kidz – To contribute towards the cost of mobility equipment for disabled children in Bedfordshire, giving them their independence and freedom.
YoungMinds Trust – Parents Helpline
Family Life & Moral Welfare
Bedford Samaritans – Towards running costs.
Child Bereavement UK – To significantly expand its support to bereaved families in Milton Keynes during 2015/16, especially to deprived families.
Children with Cystic Fibrosis Dream Holidays – Respite Break for a Bedfordshire Family
Dignity for Women (Luton) – Supporting the work of Azalea, working closely with women who are suffering, from deprivation, poverty, abuse, are ex-offenders etc.
Families First Bedfordshire – New Website
Family Action – Further support towards the costs of an Associate Director of Services and Innovation (eastern region).
Family and Children’s Early-help Services (FACES) – Chief Executive’s Salary Costs
Friends of CHUMS – Trauma Service
Gingerbread – Peer Support Network in Bedfordshire
Missing People – Request a grant to contribute towards supporting families of missing people in Bedfordshire.
No Way Trust – Crime & Safety Awareness Days in Bedfordshire Schools
Ormiston Children and Families Trust – Breaking Barriers involves one practitioner delivering community based, solution focused, 1:1 support to Bedfordshire children who have a parent in prison.
Prison Fellowship – Sycamore Tree Programme at HMP The Mount
Road Victims Trust – Seeking funding to provide counselling and emotional support to up to 90 people bereaved through road collisions in Bedfordshire in the next year.
Salvation Army – Debt Advice Service in Bedford
Yarl’s Wood Befrienders – Support for the detainees at Yarl’s Wood.
Social Welfare Other
Bedfordshire Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) – General Running Costs
Midshires Search and Rescue Organisation – Funds to purchase a replacement Incident Control Vehicle.
Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) – Internet Safety Sessions for children.
Colleges & Universities
Eton College – The MFW Bursary Fund
Ridgeway School Association – External Canopy
First Give – Bedfordshire Secondary Schools Programme
Level Trust – Level Chance Project
Royal Institution of Great Britain – Support for Masterclasses in Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science in Bedfordshire.
Schoolreaders – Aiming to support 1,000 children each week in Bedfordshire with reading volunteers to improve children’s literacy in the community.
Art & Art Galleries
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery – Turner exhibition.
Living Paintings Trust – Bedfordshire Library Service
Dance & Music
Bedfordshire Orchestral Society – To improve audience revenues at concerts to enable long term, to break even. The Society wishes to improve its marketing to the Town’s schools in particular.
Leighton Buzzard Music Club – Assistance for two concerts of their four remaining in the second half of the current season.
Live Music Now! – Funding for a continued programme of interactive live music performances and workshops which are planned between February and October 2016.
Luton Music Club – Funding towards annual series of 20 top quality small-scale classical concerts, mainly chamber and instrumental music for the public of Luton and the surrounding district.
Music First – This application is to support the musical education of disadvantaged children in Islington.
Music24 Ltd. – Continue to provide a Community Music Therapy Support service for people living with Dementia.
Drama & Theatre
Bedford Players Trust – Support to increase the capacity of the organisation, making these professional events more sustainable by achieving better audiences,
Full House Theatre Company – Full House Theatre Company is a Bedfordshire based arts charity; they are requesting a contribution to their core costs.
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust – New Heating and Ventilating System
Sparx Theatre Company – Funds towards theatre workshops and the costs of putting on a show.
Festivals & Carnivals
Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama – Support to extend the range of classes available to the wider community.
Luton Carnival Arts Development Trust – Young People’s Programme
Shakespeare Schools Festival – Participation by 12 Bedfordshire Schools
Museums & Libraries
Bedfordshire Historical Record Society – Printing and distribution costs for Volume 94 Bedford’s Musical Society.
Hitchin British Schools Trust – Seeking funding to extend the ‘Wixamtree Internship’ for a further year.
Trustees of Bunyan Meeting (Bedford) – Support for the position of Curator of the John Bunyan Museum & Library, Bedford.
The Arts Other
Create [Legal name: Create (Arts) Limited] – Funding towards project that uses creative arts to enable offenders at the The Mount Prison to develop stronger relationships with their families, as well as literacy, communication and teamwork skills – ultimately aiding the rehabilitation process.
Sing London – Support for an education outreach programme to accompany Talking Statues Bedford.
ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION
Animal & Bird Life
Animal Health Trust – Support to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illness and disease in animals.
Bedfordshire Wildlife Rescue – Veterinary Kennels
Historic Buildings & Churches
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust – 2015/16 Bedfordshire Churches Grants, Endowment Fund and Bike ‘n Hike event Sponsorship
St Albans Cathedral Trust – Contribute towards a programme of improvements at the Cathedral aimed at increasing visitor numbers and improving revenue.
St Paul’s Church Bedford Parochial Church Council – Support towards the Pastoral Assistant (PA) position, time limited part funding for one year.
Groundwork Hertfordshire – Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire Greening-Up Project
Conservation Volunteers – Support for 50 people from Bedfordshire throughout the 2015/2016 financial year, on a programme of regular practical conservation projects.
Greensand Trust – Support to provide a new boardwalk; crucial to ensure rare and fragile habitats are protected while improving access for everyone, including the less able.
Environment & Conservation Other
Bedford Architectural Archaeological and Local History Society – Elstow Abbey Excavations 1965-1972 Project
Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – Temperate House Twenty Project
Houghton Regis Horticultural Society – Replacement Laptop
Sustrans – Bike It and Active Families in Bedford Project
Fauna & Flora International – Whitbread Scholarship for an MPhil in Conservation Leadership and Capacity building for Conservation Network
SPORTS & LEISURE
Bedford and District Handicapped Riders Association – Replacement of Indoor Riding Surface.
Bedford Cricket Club – Purchase of roll on covers to improve provision of cricket at Bedford Cricket Club.
Chess in Schools and Communities – An innovative educational model which delivers chess through a thirty-week curriculum.
Dallow StreetZ – The project targets young people from across Dallow’s diverse communities to come together on a weekly basis for football coaching/matches.
Salto Foundation Limited – Training Equipment
Sports Traider – Delivering sports coaching projects throughout Bedfordshire.
Lutonian Cricket Club – Mower Cartridges
Potton Town Cricket Club – Repairs and maintenance to the building exterior and provision of facilities.
Sendo-Ryu Martial Arts Association – Tai Chi Classes.