Bedfordshire

Welcome to your regional PTA page. Bedfordshire is the home of the chocolate toothpaste tart and the Bedfordshire Clanger, but did you know the concept of afternoon tea is also attributed to this county? It was invented in the 1840s by the Duchess of Bedford, of Woburn Abbey.

Local Grants & Support

Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation

The Foundation makes grants to local community groups and charities.

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust has been promoting gardens and gardening in primary schools in the county. They can occasionally offer small grants and perhaps help with a specific project. They may also be able to advise about other organisations who can be approached.

Bedfordshire Schools Library Service

The Schools Library Service is a valuable resource for all schools.

Community Trust Fund

Funding available to community groups/charities working in the specific areas identified and meeting all the criteria.

Central Bedfordshire, North Herts District, Stevenage, Dacorum, St. Albans District and Eastern parts of Aylesbury District.

Community Voluntary Service Funding opportunities, application dates and fund amounts are constantly changing so use the links provided to get up to date details.
The Harpur Trust Supporting the local community through a grants programme, exclusive to the Borough of Bedford.
Inspiring music in Central Bedfordshire Supporting music in schools.
Small Grants Fund Recognising the potential impact that London Luton airport has in the area funds are available to community groups/charities meeting the criteria.
University of Bedfordshire The University offers a range of additional financial support for students in the form of scholarships, bursaries and other awards. Fitness Savvy - £2000 Studentship.
Whitbread PLC. Chairman's Fund Grants available to small local charities and community groups based in the South Bedfordshire area. 
WHSmith - School Rewards Shop at WHSmith between 1 June and 30 September 2021 and your school will receive 10% of all eligible purchases* in the form of digital vouchers. To take part, sign up by 30 July 2021. (*Books and stationery items.)

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund)Waitrose (Community Matters)Tesco Community Grants (previously Bags of Help)The WHSmith Trust (Community Grants)

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s), below:

Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Luton

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Kids' Activities

We have teamed up with Club Hub to help parents find kids activities and clubs in your area.

 

Below you will find links to a directory of local suppliers and your regional Facebook group.

Find Local Event and Fundraising Suppliers