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Nationwide Coronavirus Appeal Raises Nearly £100million and Supports More Than 120 Community Projects in Bedfordshire

Charities and groups across Bedfordshire and Luton have changed thousands of people’s lives, says National Emergencies Trust Chair, Lord Richard Dannatt

An emergency Coronavirus Appeal backed by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has raised nearly £100million for UK charities since it launched a year ago, and more than £690,000 of this has reached grassroots charities and groups in Bedfordshire and Luton.

The National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal, which launched in March 2020, has raised more than £97million for people affected by the pandemic and £94million of this has already funded 13,000+ charitable projects across the four nations.

In Bedfordshire and Luton, 128 grassroots charities and groups have received grants from the Coronavirus Appeal through Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation to enable them to respond to urgent needs created by the pandemic.

Downlaod the full Press release HERE.


BLCF announces new senior appointments

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Viviane Vayssieres, FCIM, as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Viviane has served as a board member for the past 3 years and has been a Marketing Consultant at Paule Rochelle since 2009.
We are also delighted to welcome Karen Perkins as our new CEO. Karen moves to the Foundation after 16 years with the Culture Trust, Luton and is a passionate advocate for partnership working and collaboration.  

Read the announcement HERE.