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Who are we?

We’re a group of passionate businesses, charities and other partners, who have all come together to form Bedford Giving with a united single goal  – to help create a brighter future for the next generation in Bedford.

We believe everyone in Bedford has something to give – time, skills, funds – and by all working together, we can achieve more than we could on our own.

Together we’re kick starting a range of transformational projects.  And we need your help.

Who are we?

We’re a group of passionate businesses, charities and other partners, who have all come together to form Bedford Giving with a united single goal – to help create a brighter future for the next generation in Bedford.

Together we’re kick starting a range of transformational projects.

Meet Our Partners

Bedford Giving is a collaboration of eight founding partners which have come together to contribute both funding and expertise to achieve our aims:

The Worshipful Company of Founders

As our programme develops, we will seek to expand this network to include other partners and funders and to seek further financial and practical support from other businesses, trusts and individuals that share Bedford Giving’s ambition.

Bedford Giving is hosted by The Harpur Trust who are covering all running costs meaning that all funds provided go directly towards helping disadvantaged young people.

Why We’re Here

Bedford Giving has been born out of research with local people about the needs of the town and, in particular, its children and young people. Listening to and learning from local people is one of our key principles.

We’re here to:

Speak up and shout out

for Bedford’s residents, using our independent voice to raise awareness of the things that matter to our children and young people. 

Mobilise our collective resources

people, money, ideas and time – for the benefit of our next generation.

Make a difference

to young people’s lives by identifying and delivering breakthrough projects which will have a lasting impact.

Who do we Support?

Our focus is children and young people across the borough of Bedford.

Give, Get, Grow

Give, Get, Grow is our message that you’ll start to see across Bedford, but it’s also so much more than that – it’s the ethos that unites us.

We’re building a movement that will enable everyone to:

to support collective action.

Get the right support

in place to help our children and young people.

Grow the ambition and achievement

of our local communities.

Want to help?

We’re in this together and we’d love to have you on board. Initially we’re looking for people to become mentors and businesses to offer work experience.