The Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation is a grant maker supporting local community groups and charities. It encourages philanthropy and its funds come from local businesses and individuals and from national charities and organisations which recognise our skills and local knowledge.
It is the vision of the Foundation to be a catalyst for social change for the community of Bedfordshire and Luton.
To create a dynamic, professional and financially sustainable organisation that has a deep understanding of the region and its needs and to be the natural choice for effective giving in support of those needs.
To ensure effective giving by the Foundation
To ensure that gifts are effective for the donor
To support any charitable purpose for the benefit of the community and in particular the advancement of education, the protection of good health, both mental and physical, and the relief of poverty and sickness.
|High Sheriff's Awards|
Once again, we are working with the Shrievalty
in Bedfordshire to support the annual
Citizenship Awards. Nominations are welcome
and the attached form should be completed
and returned to us by January 21st 2014
|Shine a Light|
Our national body, UK Community Foundaitons
has launched its new report developed
to understand the role of community in
modern society and its connection to
charitable giving. To read the report,
|Anyone can help our work through our most current appeals|
Across Bedfordshire more than 30,000 households
are in fuel poverty.These residents often have
to choose between heating their home and eating
- they can't afford to do both.
What is perhaps more shocking is that more
people die of the cold in this county in one winter
than die on the roads in four years.
The Foundation is working to raise funds to
distribute to local community groups which
support the elderly, the chronically sick, the
vulnerable and those with limited income.
In the winter of 2012/13 our work supported
more than 1,300 people and we need
your help to support the same number this
year. To make a donation to this project, go to:
or please contact us for more details.
Through our contract with Communities
First, we can add 50% to the value of your
donations to our endowed funds. See the
link for more information about this
fantastic opportunity to make a real
difference to local charitable support.
|Publications||2011-12 annual report|
|How to find us|