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Our Year in Numbers

Review of the year

We launched only six months ago but we’ve achieved so much in that time – look at our year in numbers to find out! We look forward to more exciting developments in 2024 – Happy New Year everyone!

Welcome to our new Director of Bedford Giving

Paul (PK) Kellett

We’re excited to welcome onboard Paul (PK) Kellett who has joined as our new Director of Bedford Giving. PK has been working in the charity sector for 33 years including roles in branding, marketing, grant giving, fundraising and project management, and has lived in the town for over two decades. He said: “I’m really excited […]

Second Round of Grants Reaches Nearly £80k for Community Organisations

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The Bedford Giving’s Parent Panel has awarded its second round of grants to organisations to help young children in Bedford to thrive, reaching a total of nearly £80,000 in funding. Bedford Giving is a collaborative project bringing together funders, businesses and residents to help improve the lives of children and young people in Bedford. Under […]

Bedford Giving Reaches Mentor Milestone

Bedford Academy

Bedford Giving’s Career Mentoring Programme has reached a major milestone, as the first cohort of mentors and mentees have met for the first time at Bedford Academy, which was a resounding success. The volunteer mentors, who have all undergone training, come from the local community from a range of different professions, backgrounds and careers, who […]

Call for businesses to offer work experience to help young people

Work experience

Bedford Giving is calling on local businesses and organisations to offer work experience as part of its World of Work project. Bedford Giving is a collaboration of eight founding partners which have come together to create opportunities for young people in Bedford, to maximise their prospects in life, by delivering new initiatives and bringing people […]

New Bedford Giving research helps young Bedfordians speak out

Listening and Responding to our Community Needs

Bedford Giving has published a new research report, Listening and Responding to our Community Needs, highlighting what young people and residents in the borough said they need.  The issues most frequently highlighted by young people as a “massive challenge” were mental health, bad experiences online, and not enough things to do that are free, followed […]