Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation will NOT support the following:
As an independent local grantmaker, we support voluntary and community groups working for the benefit of people living within Luton and Bedfordshire. We award all our grants from the numerous funds we manage on behalf of statutory agencies, private donors, companies and local families.
All our funds are listed in the grants section of the website together with a criteria leaflet and application form. Each fund is different – they have their own requirements, deadlines and funding limits. The majority of our funds are for grants below £10,000 and the average award is approximately £5000.
*Please do not apply for more than one fund at a time for the same project- we would recommend speaking to a member of staff before applying to check you meet our criteria.
It is really important that you read the criteria for each fund and make sure that you are eligible to apply both in terms of the type of project you want to do and the geographical area where you are based/delivering projects.
Please also note that the majority of our applications must be submitted online via our grants management system. If this is not possible due to specific capability or disability issues, please contact our grants team who will try to assist you.
Successful applications must demonstrate the following:
We support core costs/revenue costs, new or continuing projects and capital costs. We are particularly interested in small, grass roots organisations.
We want to make sure that we do our best to help you access our funding. Our professional grants team are interested in how you are supporting your local community; they are available to guide and support you through our application process.