Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2020 to 5 April 2021 are listed below, for previous years click on the links:
Medical & Health
Care & Treatment
Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre – Physiotherapy in multiple sclerosis (MS)
British Epilepsy Association – Support the advice, telephone helpline.
CLIC Sargent – Care grant service for families in Bedfordshire.
Huntington’s Disease Association – Core Costs
Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Grants Programme
Marie Curie – Support Line Advisor
Meningitis Now – Community Support and Awareness Programme
Motor Neurone Disease Association – Core Costs
NARA The Breathing Charity – Community Care Programme.
Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children – Emergency Equipment Loan service
Parkinson’s UK – Local adviser salary.
React – Provide necessary equipment.
Scannappeal – MRI safe anaesthetic machine.
Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases (MPS Society) – Advocacy support service
Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice – Core Costs.
Teenage Cancer Trust – The Youth Empowerment Programme
Keech Hospice Care – Adult in-patient unit
Lifelites – The package of life-changing technology.
L & D Radio – Replace the 2 PCs and software
Nursing & Help
East Anglian Air Ambulance – Buddy Lite Fluid Warmers
Little Hearts Matter – Continued delivery of their Family Support Project.
Medical & Health Other
Crohn’s and Colitis UK – Helpline service
Terrence Higgins Trust – “Identity”
The Lewis Foundation – Package and hand deliver free gifts and support packs.
Combat Stress – Mental health services for Bedfordshire.
Housing & Homeless
King’s Arms Project – The Pathways Programme
Children & Youth
4th Dunstable (57th Beds) Scout Group – Demolition and construction of new Scout building.
Bedfordshire County Scout Council – Complete new accommodation block
Country Days Ltd – Two-day courses of outdoor education.
Crescent Summer School Project CIC – Project during 7 school holiday weeks in 2020-21
Happy Days Children’s Charity – Cinematic theatre in education experience
KidsOut – Toy and Supermarket Vouchers to those in refuge.
Mitalee Youth Association – Support Worker Salary and Core Costs
Police Community Clubs of Great Britain – Anti-Bullying programme.
The Prince’s Trust – Live, Learn, and earn initiatives.
Youthscape – ‘Thrive’
Age UK Bedfordshire – Help for those who have been shielded/self isolating.
Bedford Guild House – Activities Programme.
Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation – Emergency Help
Carers in Bedfordshire – Running costs of dementia service.
Dunstable and District Citizens Advice – Core Costs
Family Action – Assistant Directors’ costs.
GreenHouse Mentoring (GHM) – Core Costs
Houghton Regis Memorial Hall – Refurbishment of two floors in the Hall
Lidlington Gardeners Association – Installation of a compostable Loo
Luton Irish Forum – Contribution for continuing Welfare Services.
Luton West Indian Community Association – Well being Club sessions.
New Covenant Church Luton – Continue to support the disadvantaged minorities.
NOAH Enterprise – Continued support of the Welfare Centre and Catering.
Organisation of culture and character – Mental Health Support.
Riseley Village Hall – Extension to vastly improve the storage at the village hall.
Sandy Helping Hands – Core Costs
St Michael’s Church, Bedford
The Chellington Centre Charity – Adding a new building.
The Counselling Foundation – Individual counselling sessions.
Brainwave – Brainwave Online
Changing Faces – Skin Camouflage Service.
Families United Network – Respite, Youth and Young Adult services
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Ongoing support.
Listening Books – Audiobook service.
Rett UK – TESS service (Telephone Electronic Support Services)
Sense – Specialist Services for children and young people.
Spinal Injuries Association – Support Network
Transitions UK – Continued support for The Achieve Project.
YoungMinds – Core Costs
Family Life & Moral Welfare
Above & Beyond Cancer Foundation – Core Costs
Azalea – Costs of running Build project.
Challenging-Behaviour Counselling Wellbeing Foundation – Part-time Admin/P.R Officer
Child Bereavement UK – Bereavement Support Practitioners.
CHUMS Charity – Chums Babyloss Service
FACES – Annual salary of the Chief Executive Officer
Luton All Women’s Centre – Domestic abuse service
Road Victims Trust – Support for people and families bereaved by fatal road collisions.
Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) – Memory Box project
Tilehouse Counselling – Continue to provide counselling sessions.
Unseen UK – Core Costs of an Advisor.
Social Welfare Other
Autism Bedfordshire – Term-time social clubs.
BRASS (Bedfordshire Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support) – Deliver the areas of activity, covering a three year period.
Quba Trust – Distribution of food and essentials.
Stepping Stones (Luton) – Salary of a part-time Women’s Support Practitioner.
The Compassionate Friends – Support of bereaved families in Bedfordshire.
Turn2us – Bedfordshire Tackling Poverty
Maidwell Hall School
Colleges & Universities
Bedford College – Modern Methods of Construction Centre (MMC)
Mind Map Charity – Core Costs
Schoolreaders – Tranche Payment
The Anne Frank Trust UK – My Story Project.
First Give – First Give programme
Schoolreaders – Continue expansion of the scheme.
Young Enterprise – Seven Digital Day Programmes
Training & Employment
Bolnhurst Stables Trust – “Seed Sowers” project.
Blind in Business – Help 6-10 people from Bedfordshire into employment.
Training & Employment Other
Diverse FM Community Media & Training – Weekly drop-in project
Art & Art Galleries
Living Paintings – Touch to See books.
Dance & Music
21st Century Education Trust – On-line virtual classes.
Music24 – Luton Dementia Online Service.
Orchestras Live – Hear and Now Project
Phoenix Starr Academy CIC – Core Costs
Drama & Theatre
Full House Theatre Company – Core revenue running costs for 2021.
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust – Funding for air conditioning units.
Sheba Soul Ensemble – 8 performances in primary schools.
Festivals & Carnivals
Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama – Bedfordshire Festival – Covid-19 Secure
St Albans International Organ Festival – Core Costs
Museums & Libraries
Bedfordshire Historical Society – Publish a two volume work on “Bedfordshire Inventories”.
Environment & Conservation
Animal & Bird Life
The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust – Core Costs
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire – Maintaining Wildflower Meadows in Bedfordshire
Zoological Society of London – Core Costs, Animal Feed
Historic Buildings & Churches
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust – Support for BHHCT.
St Paul’s Church Bedford PCC – Continue the work of the pastoral assistant.
Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust – Provide disabled access on and off boats.
CPRE Bedfordshire – Protect and enhance rural Bedfordshire.
The Conservation Volunteers – The Weekday Conservation Team
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) – Continuation of the annual Whitbread Scholarship in Conservation Leadership.
Sports & Leisure
Chance to Shine – Primary Schools programme in Bedfordshire
Sports Aid Trust – SportsAid Awards for 10 athletes
Eggington Foresters Cricket Club – Repairs to vandalised property and purchasing extra security.
Centres & Playing Fields
HARROLD PLAYING FIELD ASSOCIATION – Upgrade facilities.
Stewartby Bowls Club – To enhance the new facilities.
Thurleigh Playing Field Association – To build a confined, safe patio area next to the sports field.
Sports & Leisure Other
Linslade Crusaders Swimming Club – Back to Swimming Campaign
Potton Tennis Club – Construct two new tennis courts
Shefford Town Memorial Association – Next phase of building
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