Fundraising

Winter Hardship Appeal

Today is the day we launch our 3rd Winter Hardship Appeal. Our aim is to raise funds to support our local communities most vulnerable individuals and families during the winter months. We firmly believe that no one should ever have to face a choice between eating and heating during the

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Join Our Community Panel

Join Us  Do you live in Central Bedfordshire or Bedford Borough?Do you take an active interest in your community and have a real desire to ensure that well-run projects, reaching those most in need locally, get the funding they deserve? If the answers are YES, then we would LOVE to hear from you! For

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BLCF Shortlisted for Community Company Award

BLCF have been shortlisted for the Community Company Award at the 2021 Luton’s Best Awards. This Award is to recognise an individual or team that goes above and beyond in their work particularly those that have gone the extra mile to support the local residents during the Pandemic.Please show your

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Trustees Week – A Huge Thank you!

Trustees Week is an annual event and is a great time for us to say a huge Thank You to all of our wonderful Trustees, Thank you for playing a vital role, volunteering your time and working together to make important decisions about BLCF’S charity’s work. ViViane Vayssieres Grafton Barbour

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Fundraising

Supporting Local Needs

Great to hear from our CEO, Karen Perkins about the focus behind our anniversary raffle and why your donations will make a real difference to working women in our county.To listen to her explain more and to find out how to buy a raffle ticket please click here #BLCFCelebrate 

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Fundraising

Fundraising for Local Women

We are excited to announce the launch of our first ever digital raffle! Tickets cost £5 each or you can purchase 3 for £15 of 6 for £30.With a £1,000 cash prize for you, or the charity of your choice and many other fabulous prizes, all proceeds will be used to award women in Bedfordshire with

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Partners

UKCF Publishes New Collaborative Report

A new report by UK Community Foundations examines the impact of the pandemic on local Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations (VCSOs) and the communities they are based in. It looks at the practical steps that funders can take to ensure that their grant-making is responsive, effective and inclusive to local VCSOs. It also showcases some of the innovative work happening in the

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Case Studies

Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire

Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire are steering the development of the LFPA with the objective of supporting organisations working in the area of food poverty in Luton, to work in collaboration in order to maximise impact when addressing the underlying causes and impacts of food poverty. A grant was awarded to

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Celebrating 20 Years of Local Grantmaking

This week sees BLCF celebrate their 20th Anniversary as a charity in Bedfordshire. Set up by Geoffrey Farr MBE, DL, together with the Bishop of Bedford and the then Lord Lieutenant, Sir Sam Whitbread the Community Foundation’s original purpose was to help smaller charitable organisations to secure much needed funding, to help serve their local neighbourhoods.  In

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