Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2022 to 5 April 2023 are listed below, for previous years click on the links:


Care & Treatment

Bedford Hospital Charity and Friends – New paediatric A&E department and CT Scanner

Bedford MS Therapy Centre – Physiotherapy Service

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Charity (Previously Luton & Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund)

Cancer Support UK – Post Treatment Support Service in Bedfordshire

Child Brain Injury Trust – East of England ABI Service

Epilepsy Action – Advice and Information provision

Huntington’s Disease Association – Local Specialist Adviser

Macmillan Cancer Support – Grants Programme

Maggie’s – Maggie’s Cambridge

Meningitis Now – Meningitis aftercare services in Bedfordshire

Motor Neurone Disease Association – Care and Support Services in Bedfordshire

MS Society – MS Helpline

Multiple System Atrophy Trust – MSA Nurse SpecialistNewlife the Charity for Disabled Children – Equipment Grant Service

React – Palliative Care

Shine – Spina bifida-Hydrocephalus-Information-Networking-Equality – Funding to deliver Specialist Service

Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases – Support and Advocacy Service

Sue Ryder St. John’s Hospice – St John’s Nurses funding

Teenage Cancer Trust – Youth Empowerment Programme


Luton & Dunstable Hospital Radio – Outside Broadcast equipment

Nursing & Help

Little Hearts Matter – Family Support Package in Bedfordshire

Medical & Health Other

Crohn’s & Colitis UK – Helpline Service

Terrence Higgins Trust – THT Direct Helpline


Housing & Homeless

Amicus Trust – Support homeless community in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton.

Cardington Cople & Eastcotts Charity – Almshouse renovations

King’s Arms Project – 200Pathways Programme

Smart CJS – Prebend Day Centre

Children & Youth

Bangladesh Youth League Luton – After School Sessions / Workshops

Bibles for Children – Bibles for six schools in Bedfordshire

Community Safety Education CIC – ‘Money Wise’ programme

Country Days Limited – 2023 Courses

Crescent Summer School (Community Interest Company) – School Holiday Scheme

Fun 4 Young People (F4YP) – Core costs

Happy Days Children’s Charity – Professional Visiting Theatre Performances

Link to Change – Core Costs

The Feast Youth Project – Holiday Programme

The Lord’s Taverners – Wicketz Luton

The Prince’s Trust – Local Programmes

Working Options in Education – Staff Salaries

YoungMinds – Parents Helpline Service

Youthscape – ‘Fearless’ Project


Bedford Guild House – Activities Programme.

Friends for Life Bedfordshire – Core services

Rothsay Education Centre (Bedford) Ltd – Communication Project

Community Development

BLCF – Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Buzzer Buses (Dial-a-Ride) Ltd – Adapted Minibus  

Carers in Bedfordshire – Benefits & Welfare Advice Service

Citizens Advice Luton – Crisis Adviser Salary

Citizens Advice Mid Bedfordshire – Home Visiting Outreach Project

Dunstable and District Citizens Advice – Admin assistant salary and core costs

Family Action – Deputy Director’s costs

Houghton Regis Memorial Hall – Leaking Roof Repairs

Leighton Linslade Helpers – “Dinner in a Box” initiative

Luton Irish Forum – Welfare Service Support Worker

Luton Law Centre – Advice helpline

Luton Tamil Welfare CIC – School Holiday Activities

Mile Road Allotments & Leisure Gardeners Association. (MRALGA) – Improved toilet facilities

New Covenant Church Dunstable Luton – Support Project

NOAH Enterprise – Welfare Centre Food Provision

The Chellington Centre – Core funding.

The Dalton Charity – Facilities refurbishment

UNIKA – AfroFest

Disabled Groups

Bedfordshire Downs Syndrome Support Group – Saturday Speech Therapy Groups

Families United Network – Clubs / Workshops

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Support in Bedfordshire

Jumbulance Trust – Day trips / residential holidays

Kids in Action – Core costs

Listening Books – Audiobook Service

MacIntyre – The Grove in Bedfordshire

Rett UK – Family Support Manager

Revitalise Respite Holidays – Hardship Fund

Sense – Accessible bathroom at Sense College Bedford

Special Needs out of school club SNOOSC – Saturday & Holiday Clubs

Whizz-Kidz – Powered wheelchair & Clinical costs

Family Life & Moral Welfare

Beyond Detention – ‘In-detention’ Support Services

Child Bereavement UK – Bereavement Support Practitioner.

CHUMS Charity – Babyloss Service

Marriage Care – Counselling sessions


Road Victims Trust – Counselling / Emotional Support.

Willow Foundation – Special Day Services

Social Welfare Other

Bedfordshire Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support – Specialist Support

Cruse Bereavement Support- Bedfordshire branch – Bereavement Services

Poetsin – The Creative Mental Health Charity – Delivery of Programmes

Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) Ltd – Free of charge Internet Safety Lessons

Shri Guru Ravidass Sangat – Engaging with deprived communities

The Coroners Court Support Services – Staff and helpline costs

Transitions UK – Bedfordshire Achieve



Voices Foundation – Singing Schools Programme in Bedfordshire

Colleges & Universities

Bedford College – Artificial Intelligence maths programme

Education Other

Engineering Development Trust (EDT) – STEM Project

First Give – Schools Sponsorship Programme

Level Trust – Running / Project costs

Schoolreaders – Sustain and continue the expansion of the scheme

Young Enterprise – Programmes / Workshop in Schools



Blind in Business – Help 5 people into employment

Enterprising Youth Education – Facilities Refurbishment


Art & Art Galleries

Living Paintings Trust – Library Service / Production of New Titles

Dance & Music

BEEE Creative CIO – Core costs

CONNAUGHT OPERA – Concert at Shuttleworth House

Home Counties Community Media CIC (T/A Bedford Radio) – Relaunch Bedford Radio

Live Music Now South East – Continued programme of 16 interactive live music performances and workshops

Drama & Theatre

Bedford Players Trust – Two Planned Projects

Full House Theatre – Core costs

Festivals & Carnivals

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

Museums & Libraries

Garden Museum – Clay for Dementia

John Bunyan Museum & Library, Bedford – Curator Salary


Animal & Bird Life

National Animal Welfare Trust (Bedfordshire branch) – Onsite accommodation

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust – Barn Owl GPS tagging

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire – Flitwick Moor Nature Reserve 

Historic Buildings & Churches

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust – Support for BHHCT

Bedford Churches of Cardington PCC, Elstow PCC, Southill PCC and St Michael and All Angels Church Bedford

Urban Preservation

Fields in Trust – Green Spaces for Good

Rural Preservation

Countryside Learning – Countryside Classroom Days

CPRE Bedfordshire, the countryside charity – Core costs

The Greensand Trust on behalf of the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership – Support of Greensand Ridge


International Other

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


Disabled Groups

Elisabeth Curtis Centre, Riding for the Disabled – Core costs


SALTO Gymnastics Charitable Foundation Limited – Alterations to Construction of Salto Centre

SportsAid Trust – SportsAid Awards for 3 athletes from Bedfordshire


Luton Town Bowls Club & Ashcroft Bowls Club – Improvements

Sports & Leisure Other

Ampthill Bowls Club – Clubhouse Improvements

Registered Charity No 210089

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