Organisations supported during the period 6 April 2016 to 5 April 2017 are listed below, for previous years click on the links:
MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Care & Treatment
Beds & Northants Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre – MS Nurse Specialist, who would run group sessions giving support.
British Epilepsy Association – Recruit two new part-time helpline staff to permit an extension of helpline hours.
Cancer Support UK – Support for free Cancer Kits.
Child Brain Injury Trust – Support towards co-ordinator’s salary.
CLIC Sargent – Support in Bedfordshire.
Huntington’s Disease Association – Supporting salary for Bedfordshire Adviser.
Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Grants Programme in Bedfordshire.
Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust – Support for Maggie’s Wallace Centre in Cambridge.
Meningitis Now – Continued help towards the Support and Awareness Programme.
Motor Neurone Disease Association – Continued support for specialist nurse posts.
Multiple Sclerosis Society – Supporting the MS Society and their Helpline facility.
National Osteoporosis Society – Towards regional osteoporosis services in Bedfordshire over 12 months.
Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness (React) – Providing essential equipment to terminally ill children.
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity – Support for a dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialist for children.
Shine – Local Lifelines support.
Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases – MPS Society’s Advocacy Support Programme in Bedfordshire
Stroke Association – Stroke Clubs in Bedfordshire.
Sue Ryder – Support for nursing budget for St John’s hospice.
Teenage Cancer Trust – Support the work of Teenage Cancer Trust.
Unique – Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group – Support work in Bedfordshire.
North Bedfordshire Hospice Care Limited – Funds towards building a separate front door to the front of the building and a second staircase.
Methodist Homes – Music therapy to the residents with dementia.
Nursing & Help
East Anglian Air Ambulance – Purchase of patient monitors.
Little Hearts Matter – Delivery of their Family Support Project.
Magpas – To purchase 4 Advanced Training Simulators
Medical & Health Other
Actionplus Foundation – UK – Support to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and increasing the availability of testing.
Crohn’s and Colitis UK – Supporting people affected by IBD in Bedfordshire.
Druglink – To fund a Recovery Worker to work in central Luton supporting those recovering from alcohol and drug misuse.
Combat Stress – Core funding towards mental health services for veterans in Bedfordshire with mental health conditions.
Housing & Homeless
Amicus Trust – Support for the Night Owl Bus; a converted well-equipped night shelter.
King’s Arms Project (Bedford) – Support for Bedford’s Nightshelter.
SMART CJS – Support running cost of the Prebend Centre.
Children & Youth
10th Ampthill and Woburn (Toddington) Scout Group – Purchase of two storage sheds.
Bedford Open Door – Support towards costs of activities delivered by the Operations Manager.
Bedfordshire County Scout Council – Attendance at the World Scout Jamboree.
Crescent Summer School Project – Four week summer holiday programme for disadvantaged 11-18 year olds.
Happy Days Children’s Charity – Trip for 40 children from Luton in Bedfordshire aged 3 – 13 who are all young carers.
Link to Change – Child sexual exploitation (CSE) project, to cover two years worth of funding.
Luton Roma Trust – Support to keep open the post of Roma Education Champion.
Mitalee Youth Association – 10 week training programme for unemployed and/or socio-economically disadvantaged young people.
Police Community Clubs of Great Britain – Anti-bullying Campaign
Prince’s Trust – Continuation and development of local programmes.
Tall Ships Youth Trust – Providing the opportunity to participate in a TSYT voyage.
UpRising Leadership – Leadership Programme.
YMCA Bedfordshire – Fun 4 Young People Programme.
Youthscape – Support for Bute Mills drop in.
Bedford Guild House – Programme of Activities.
Purple Trust – Funding towards 10% of core costs.
ACCM (UK) – “One Stop Shop” for BAME Senior Citizen Community.
Airfield Volunteer Fire Service – New Fire Station Project
ASR Community Ltd – Summer Play Scheme 2017
Bedford and District Citizens Advice Bureau – Continuation of the outreach services for a further year.
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust – Support for BHHCT.
Bedfordshire African Community Centre – Continuing to provide support for their Brighter Future project.
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity – Mobility Hub at Bedford bus station.
Brickhill Community Centre Association – Play equipment in two play areas in the Woodlands Park estate.
Cardington PCC – Support for Cardington PCC
Dunstable & District Citizens Advice Bureau – Support for 1 year’s salary of an Admin. Assistant.
Elstow PCC – Support for Elstow PCC
Family Action – Towards the costs of an Associate Director
Gardening with Grace CIC – A group project at Abbeyfields Health Centre.
Leighton Linslade and District Citizens Advice Bureau – Money Advice Casework Service.
Link-A-Ride Community Transport – Link-A-Ride provide community transport service for residents in Central Bedfordshire
Luton Irish Forum – Support for ongoing services in Bedfordshire.
Luton Law Centre – The Luton Access Partnership.
Luton Town Centre Chaplaincy – Continue to develop and expand the work of Luton Town Centre Chaplaincy.
Mid Bedfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau – Current year running costs of project Outreach.
New Covenant Church – Access skills training.
NOAH Enterprise – Continued support of the Welfare Centre and Catering
One Stop Advice & Training Centre – The Digital IT programme.
Penrose Roots – Offer more sessions at the Roots to Recovery garden
Safer Luton Partnership – Support to expand their staying safe project.
Southill Parish Hall – Internal works
Southill PCC – Support for Southill PCC
St Michael’s Church, Bedford – Support for St Michael’s Church, Bedford
Stopsley Baptist Church – Support for the final elements of funding for 2017 and the salary of Café Coordinator.
Swineshead Village Hall – To replace the main floor of the village hall.
Whitbread Wanderbus Ltd – Replacement bus.
3H Fund (Helping Hands for Holidays) – 2018 UK Holiday Grant Programme for Disabled People
Autism Bedfordshire – Summer Activity Schemes.
Autistica – Reducing Stigma within Autism in Bedfordshire.
Canine Partners for Independence (CPI) – Trained dogs, providing comfort and assistance to the elderly and disabled.
Changing Faces – Skin Camouflage Service.
Families United Network (FUN) – Activity Clubs which provide opportunities for children aged 0-18 with a wide range of disabilities.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Support hearing dog partnerships for profoundly deaf residents in Bedfordshire.
Listening Books – Free access to audiobook service.
Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People – Music and Drama Workshops for People with Complex Disabilities.
Rett UK – Support for their Telephone Electronic Support Services (TESS).
Revitalise – To provide 12 one week respite holidays for disabled people and their carers from Bedfordshire.
Spinal Injuries Association – Peer Support Officer Salary.
YoungMinds Trust – Parent’s Helpline.
Family Life & Moral Welfare
Bedford Counselling Centre – Provision of affordable counselling services.
Contact – Support in Bedfordshire; local workshops; family fun days, in-depth email/telephone advice.
Dignity for Women (Luton) – Seeking a contribution towards the core costs of running their front-line work.
Families First Bedfordshire – Fundraising and Communications Assistant
Family and Children’s Early-help Services (FACES) – Annual salary of the Chief Executive for the Financial Year 2017/18.
Friends of CHUMS – CHUMS Babyloss Bereavement Service
Gingerbread – Support to further the work of Gingerbread.
Hope Trust (Bedford) – Bedford Foodbank
Luton All Women’s Centre – Salary of one Domestic Abuse Service worker.
Road Victims Trust – Funding to provide counselling and emotional support.
Tilehouse Councilling – Professional councilling sessions for adults and young people who live in Bedfordshire
Twins & Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) – Address the needs of the multiple birth community in Bedfordshire.
Yarl’s Wood Befrienders – Support delivery of services provided.
Social Welfare Other
Bedfordshire Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) – Support over 400 disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) – Running cost towards continued provision of a free debt counselling service in Bedfordshire.
Cruse Bereavement Care – Salary of the part time Client Service Co-ordinator.
Goldington Reading & Recreation Rooms – Renewal of the Reading & Recreation Rooms’ 112 year-old roof
ReUse Centre Limited – A contribution towards core costs.
Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) – Free of charge, internet safety lessons to children in Luton & Bedfordshire schools.
The Compassionate Friends – The Compassionate Friends offers help to bereaved families.
Turn2us – Bedfordshire Tackling Poverty programme.
Christopher Reeves Lower School – Purchase furniture to make a library room.
Maidwell Hall School – The building of a Performance Hall, Music School and Associated Classrooms.
Ursula Taylor PTFA – The Celebratory Mosaic.
Colleges & Universities
Bedford College – State-of-the-Art Advanced Engineering Centre.
University of Bedfordshire – Weekly wheelchair basketball sessions.
Dean Under Fives Group – Upgrade existing indoor equipment and to purchase new Forest School equipment.
Raynham Way Pre-School – Outside learning environment
Bag Books – “Sensory Storytime” sessions in two Bedfordshire Schools.
First Give – To run the First Give programme in three Bedfordshire Secondary Schools
Level Trust – Uniform Exchange project
Schoolreaders – To Assist the expansion of the Charity, and to attract other funders in order to become a sustainable Charity.
Young Enterprise – ‘Company Programmes in Bedfordshire.
TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT
Blind in Business – Help blind and visually impaired graduates into Bedfordshire into work.
Training & Employment Other
Diverse FM Community Media & Training – Helping individuals to gain life-long skills and sustain employment, through training sessions.
Art & Art Galleries
Living Paintings Trust – Provision and development of our library service for blind and partially sighted children.
Dance & Music
21st Century Education Trust – Support for Odissi summer school.
Bedfordshire Music Trust – Covering expenses over the next three years.
Connaught Opera – Concert at Wrest ParK, Spring 2018.
Leighton Buzzard Music Club – Concert on 14 April 2018 by the leading early music ensemble K’antu Ensemble.
Live Music Now! – Interactive live music performances and workshops.
Luton Music Club – 20 Classical music concerts.
Music24 Ltd. – Music Therapy Service
Orchestras Live – Supporting ‘The Big Wish’ Project.
Drama & Theatre
Full House Theatre Company – Delivery of three children’s arts festivals in Bedfordshire in 2018
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust – To the completion of the heating installation.
Festivals & Carnivals
Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama – King’s House Festival
International Organ Festival Society – To support the competitions and the larger Festival events in July 2017.
Museums & Libraries
Trustees of Bunyan Meeting (Bedford) – Support for the position of Curator of the John Bunyan Museum & Library, Bedford.
ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION
Animal & Bird Life
Bedfordshire Wildlife Rescue – A grant towards the costs of their handrearing supplies.
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – Wildlife conservation and species recovery
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire – Protecting Flitwick Moor for Wildlife and People.
Zoological Society of London – 2018 SCD events at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Historic Buildings & Churches
St Paul’s Church Bedford Parochial Church Council – Continued support towards the Pastoral Assistant (PA) position.
Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Bedfordshire Branch – Support to continue to protect and enhance rural Bedfordshire for all.
Conservation Volunteers – Weekday Conservation Team project.
Countryside Learning – Support for their Estate day programme, delivering over 65 events in the coming year.
Environment and Conservation Other
Clean Rivers Trust – Continue work on examining the historic pollution loading on the river and examine the sources today.
Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – Temperate House Twenty Project
Royal Horticultural Society – Hyde Hall Learning Centre and Community Outreach Project
War Memorials Trust – Conservation of war memorials
Fauna & Flora International – Supporting the work of FFI and the continuation of the Whitbread Scholarship.
St Gregory’s Foundation – Core funding, supporting salary.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) – Funding to develop and deliver wheelchair dance events and taster sessions.
Cricket Foundation – Chance to Shine, Primary Schools project.
Potton Colts – Recruitment of some young coaches.
ProgressAbility.org – Seeking further support for the infrastructure and overall functioning and sustainability of the A4S project.
Salto Foundation Limited – PlayGym Drop-In sessions; extending the MeTimeFamily sessions.
Sports Traider – Saturday morning coaching sessions and two new wheelchairs for the disabled.
Bedford Priory Bowling Club – To reinforce the inner banks of the playing green
Dunstable Tennis Club – Replacement of LED court lighting.
Eggington Foresters Cricket Club – Refurbishment of the Clubhouse.
Leighton Buzzard Town Cricket Club – Purchase of an outfield grass mower.
Luton Town & Indians Cricket Club – Support to purchase essential items of equipment.
Wilstead Bowls Club – Re-levelling work to the green
Centres & Playing Fields
Ickwell Cricket Club – Refurbishment of Cricket Pavillion
Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club – To purchase around 40 new Kayaks and associated equipment to enable significant expansion of the club.
Sharnbrook Playing Field Association – A new outdoor seating area.
Sports & Leisure Other
Eversholt Cricket Club – Installation of 2 lane artificial cricket practice net
Shefford Town Memorial Association – Support for the community building element of an overall improvement plan.