Working Through The Pandemic

Since the first National lockdown we have undergone 20 months of turbulence, uncertainty and insecurity for the voluntary sector and other sectors, the likes of which we have never experienced before. Our Foundation, like so many other charities, experienced a surge in demand for our services to help plug the

Let’s Create Jubilee Fund

Arts Council England ‘Let’s Create’ Jubilee Fund Made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the ‘Let’s Create Jubilee Fund’ has been administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of Arts Council England. The programme has enabled voluntary and community organisations to develop creative and cultural events to celebrate Her Majesty

NEW 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

We deliver our work in the strategic context of our partners, funders, and stakeholders. Through a clearly mapped delivery plan we ensure we align, deliver, and have impact, adding to the landscape of support and not duplicating, and measuring that work through clear agreed deliverables and targets. Read more on

New Grants Manager Vacancy

We are seeking a dynamic Grants Manager to join our expanding team to help support the Foundation with its grant making programmes and other initiatives and to support our commitment to addressing inequality across Bedfordshire. Read more on our vacancies page by clicking here.

Bedfordshire and Luton Funders Network

A meeting of the Bedfordshire and Luton Funders Network took place on 7th April 2022 by Zoom with 11 of the county’s funders represented.The Network had invited Sabah Giliani OBE from the Better Community Business Network ( to present information about the Muslim Minds Collaboration. The Muslim Mind Collaborative (MMC)

Safe In The Shadows

SAFE IN THE SHADOWS A VISUAL POEM Concept and Creation by Shemiza Rashid, Sophie Gresswell and Lizzy Fretwell Sound By Gary O’Donnell and Marsh House Studios Commissioned By A visual poem highlighting the issue of women’s safety in light of recent crimes against and murders of women across the UK.

BLCF Pledge to Luton Council 2040 Plan

Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) is committed to working with partners and residents to deliver on the Luton 2040 and its five priorities and specifically: improving wellbeing and tackling inequality by reviewing how we can make our funding and programmes more equitable and accessible to those experiencing inequality and

Police Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye

Our Sincere thanks to Police Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye for his kind words about BCLF’s 20th Anniversary. We look forward to continuing our work with you.

Winter Hardship Appeal – Our Community Partners

We have 6 Community Partners working with us for our Winter Hardship Appeal and we will be profiling each of these partners over the coming weeks. Today is the turn of FACES who are helping us to support the most vulnerable in our community during the colder months. If you

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