Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2017 to 5 April 2018 are listed below, for previous years click on the links:
Medical & Health
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.
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.
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.
Harlington Parish Land Trust – Development of a new playground.
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.
Training & Employment
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”.
Environment & Conservation
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.
Groundwork Hertfordshire – Developing the Luton Food Poverty Alliance (LFPA).
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.
Fauna & Flora International – Tranche Payment
Sports & Leisure
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.
Flitwick & Ampthill Lawn Tennis Club – The club is looking to increase the number of floodlit courts from 4 to 6.