Grants to Organisations

DO YOU NEED FUNDING FOR YOUR PROJECT?

We make grants totaling around £1,000,000 each year. All the grants we make must fit one or more of our charitable objects:

  • education
  • relief of poverty, sickness or distress
  • recreation with a social welfare purpose
Impact Areas

We have spent some time considering how our grants can make a difference in the local community, (the impact our grants have). As a generalist, local funder we think we are best at

  • Keeping good services going
  • Bringing new ideas and services to Bedford
  • Helping to create better functioning organisations (improving the capacity of the local voluntary sector)
Special Grants Programmes

From time to time we offer additional grants programmes with separate application processes. This might be to meet a particular need, to test a new approach or to celebrate a particular event. An example of this was our recent 450th Anniversary Small Grants programme.

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MONITORING REPORTS

Successful applicants will be asked to fill in an end of project monitoring form once they have completed their project.

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OUTCOMES

Outcomes are the changes in the people, organisations, policies or communities your application aims to help that take place as a result of your work.

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FULL COST RECOVERY

Full cost recovery is the means of ensuring your organisation recovers the full cost of delivering a service or project.

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