The Foundation currently manages a range of funds each with varying criteria and award sizes. Please do not apply under more than one fund at any given time without contacting us first.
You can e-mail completed forms to us, along with other necessary documents. If we agree an award, we would need a signed version of the application before issuing a cheque to you.
Listed below are the current funds which we manage. Linked with each is a set of criteria and these should be read before completing one of the application forms.
We operate two funds linked to the Aiport, but these are very different and we ask that you take care to complete the correct application form and use the correct criteria. If in doubt, please contact us. The way the Airport is structured is explained here
London Luton Airport Ltd
There are two funds under this scheme, one for the Luton Borough Council area
and one for its near neigbours (to the south, south west and north east of the
Airport). Each has its own criteria leaflet.
This scheme has its own specific application form: llalapplicationform
Awards of up to £10,000 (but set against our annual budget of £22,000) for projects that fit the listed criteria. Please use this specific application form
CR Application Please note that bids under this programme will only be
considered at our September and March panel meetings.
All the following funds use the same application form
For bids of up to £250 Awardto250
For bids of between £250 and £1,000 Award250-1000
For bids of more than £1,000 AwardOver1000
London Luton Airport Operations Ltd
Awards of up to £3,000 on projects that fit the criteria listed.
The Panacea Charitable Trust
The Foundation distributes awards on behalf of the Panacea Charitable Trust. Groups that support people living in the town of Bedford and who may be experiencing mental health issues are eligible to apply.
Supporting people with learning or physical difficulties and their families
Awards of up to £5,000 in support of this work.
Removing Barriers to Volunteeting in Bedford Borough
Awards of up to £2,000 to help recruit, train and retain volunteers.
Awards to small community groups of up to £500 from our endowed funds.
Please use one of the application forms below.
Fair Share Trust
This fund has now closed and our report on the outcomes can be read here.
Our panel now meets six times a year,and so it will not take any more than two months for you to receive a decision.
You will need to make sure your bid is with us a minimum of three months before you need the funds for which you are applying - particularly if the bid is for a one-off event with a specific date in mind.
Deadline dates are noon on the following:
June 26th, August 28th, October 30th,
December 31st and February 26th
The Foundation does not make awards to individuals but the following links are to organisations that offer more information on this subject:
Rotary Youth Trust for young people in Luton - www.rytl.org.uk
Or Turn 2 Us for a range of funders according to your age, occupation, location etc. - www.turn2us.org.uk