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We’re looking for an intern over the summer

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We’re looking for an intern over the summer to help us to research and compile data to support the development of new and exciting programmes for Bedford Giving. Are you studying for degree in a research area such as geography or social science? Or have you recently graduated and you’re looking for relevant work experience? Find […]

£80k worth of grants available to support under 5s in the borough

Parent panel grants call out

Bedford Giving has £80,000 worth of grants to distribute to local organisations which support children aged five and under and their families.  The movement is looking for local groups and organisations which could benefit from a grant of up to £20,000. In particularly it’s targeting smaller grassroot groups such as playgroups and parents’ groups to […]

Get Your Trainers On & Support Bedford’s Young People

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Bedford Giving is taking part in its first community fundraising event in September and we’re seeking runners, those looking to get fit, or people and families who can simply walk a few miles, to sign up and run in one of the many races being held at Bedford Running Festival.  We are looking to register […]

Home builder donates £1,000 to support Bedford Giving

Mulberry Homes

Home builder Mulberry Homes has made a £1,000 donation to Bedford Giving to help create a brighter future for young people in Bedford.   The new movement Bedford Giving is based near the homebuilder’s Ravensden Park development in Bedford, made up of passionate businesses, charities and other partners, who have all come together to create […]

We’re Bedfringe’s Community Partner of the Year!

Bedfringe 2024

We have been named as Bedfringe’s Community Partner of the Year, for Bedford’s answer to the Edinburgh Festival. Bedford Giving is a new movement to help create a brighter future for the next generation in Bedford, formed by eight founding partners of passionate businesses, charities and organisations. Bedfringe is an annual event hosted every summer by the […]

Parents of under 5s needed to have your say!

We are looking for parents or carers of children aged 5 or under, to make decisions about how £80,000 of grants budget is spent on supporting young people and their families in the borough.  Bedford Giving, which has been set up to create a brighter future for the next generation, is setting up a second […]

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

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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 […]