The Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) is the leading local grantmaker in the county. We are passionate about improving the lives of people in Bedfordshire and Luton and we are known for our ground-breaking initiatives, for our investment in supporting local charities and for our deep relationships with grassroots groups in our area.
Our Priority Areas of Need
The communities of Bedfordshire face challenges to their daily lives due to the impact of post Covid-19 economic recovery and Long Covid’s impact on health, education, employment, and economic growth.
A skills shortage exists, and although some areas see high employment, the quality of that employment is below average, forcing many to take multiple roles to cover basic needs.
Our new priority needs will address overarching themes and in turn interconnected themes:
Eradicate Poverty in our County
“We build partnerships which connect donors with local projects to strengthen the communities in Bedfordshire and Luton.”