Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) is an independent charity and not-for-profit organisation which manages the charitable giving and philanthropy of individuals and businesses in the Bedfordshire and Luton area, as well as delivering funding on behalf of national charities, and local and national government.
“BLCF’s brand-new logo and graphic identity reflects the innovative and collaborative style of a dynamic yet friendly organisation that isn’t afraid to be different,” says Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director, John Spencer.
The launch of the new website coincides with the increased visitor numbers from charities and groups looking for funds and other national funders and businesses looking to partner with us on philanthropy. Our work on DEI, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, is gaining moment along with our focus on Poverty and Mental health. Get in touch to find out more!
Since launching the fund on 23rd March 2020, as an immediate response to the UK Government’s Lockdown instructions, we have raised £644K in just over 6 weeks. With the help of our fantastic partners and generous funders, this money has already started to make a difference in our community, as small, local charities respond to the pandemic and upscale and adapt their services to meet the needs of their users.
To date 95 emergency grants have been awarded and a total of £481K has been distributed across Bedfordshire (61%). www.blcf.org.uk/covid19
On the 28th March 2020 the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Meryl Dolling awarded over 24 certificates and 12 trophies to people and groups nominated for the High Sheriff Awards 2019-20.
Huge congratulations to all our winners & runners up at the High Sheriffs Awards, which BLCF were pleased to have supported.
Details of winners achievements are listed at the bottom of this page. Well Done Everyone! www.blcf.org.uk/initiatives/high-sheriff
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michele Rigby as our new Head of Partnerships. Michelle will be joining us in December from the Luton Law Centre where she was the Centre Director. As a local resident and with a wealth of experience in the voluntary sector, we are excited at Michele’s addition to the team and look forward to the building of stronger partnerships with all our key stakeholders.