• Harpur’s helping hand to the homeless

    The Harpur Trust has long been supporting local homeless charities, and regular recipients of grants include the YMCA, Salvation Army, Amicus Trust, Kings Arms Project, and Emmaus.  All are doing great work in supporting homeless people, providing shelter and most importantly, giving them the ongoing support they need to help […]

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  • Out of this world. Grant for portable planetarium

    One of the more unusual grants we made recently was to local senior school Mark Rutherford, which approached us for funding to purchase a portable planetarium. Our trustees were impressed by their desire to use this superb piece of equipment, not just for the benefit of its own pupils, but […]

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  • Our musical gift to Bedford

    Orchestra Unwrapped 700 children from 15 Bedford Borough state schools were wowed by the Philharmonia Orchestra during a concert at Bedford Corn Exchange on Tuesday 30th January.  Orchestra Unwrapped is the Philharmonia Orchestra’s unique concert series for schoolchildren aged 7-11, and was brought to Bedford for the first time in […]

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