SINCE 1566

For over 450 years The Harpur Trust has been inspiring and supporting the people of Bedford to help them improve their lives.

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PART OF THE FABRIC OF THE TOWN FOR OVER 450 YEARS

WE UNLOCK POTENTIAL

Our aim is for everyone to have pride in our community and to realise their own potential.

We give grants to local community projects, awarding over £11 million over the past 10 years. We support, promote and provide education. We offer accommodation for Bedford's older people.

OUR YEAR IN NUMBERS

01 July 2018 - 30 June 2019

£0.96M

£1,275,179 given in grants to Bedford Borough

£1.52M

Spent on means-tested Harpur Trust bursary awards

COVID SUPPORT

£1.5 million committed by Trustees to support Bedford through Covid

110 laptops purchased for local vulnerable pupils

£50,000 pledged for summer courses to re-engage vulnerable pupils

196 Pupils received means-tested bursary awards
1,100 Staff employed by us
3,609 Pupils were educated at Harpur Trust schools
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