The Plan and Budget for the Kingsbrook and Cauldwell area of Bedford was originally approved by Local Trust at the end of 2013 and will receive £1 million to fund local schemes over a period of up to ten years. A Community Plan was developed covering the first five years of the project.
A Local Partnership guides the overall direction of the initiative, to ensure a diverse range of residents and local organisations continue to be actively involved. It’s about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations.
You can apply for funding from The BIG Local Grants Scheme if you are a not-for-profit community group, either locally based or operating in the Big Local area. Grants are available between £50 and £5,000. Details of how to apply can be found on the Bedford & Luton Community Foundation website.
The partnership is supported by a part-time Project Officer David Whitmore, who can be contacted on 01234 880610 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To start volunteering locally, come along to this recruitment session and speak to an advisor about available opportunities in the Bedfordshire area that might suit your interest and availability. This week, Citizens Advice Bedford join with us - ready to talk to you about volunteering for them.