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Cheering Volunteering Nominations - Urgent Request

Due to a technical hitch with the nomination process, Central Bedfordshire are calling for all who have made nominations to resubmit their entries.

18 April, 2018

Luton: Community Activity Network Meetings

Community Activity Network (CAN) is led by Luton Council and aims to support the town's communities to get active by connecting people iwth resources, information or signposting to providers who can assist them. Next meeting will be 25 April at Farley Community Centre.

17 April, 2018

Charity Trustees and Safeguarding

In the light of recent revelations relating to some of our bigger and well respected charities, trustees of all Charities will naturally be concerned and asking questions about their own safeguarding procedures.

11 April, 2018

Time to Plan your Summer Volunteering

It won't be long before the Summer is on its way and we thought you would like a heads up on all the lovely volunteering opportunities that await you.

03 April, 2018

Call for Community Projects for Prince's Trust Team Programme

Bedford College are launching a programme for young people on 8 May and looking for community projects that will involve students for 10 days on-site.

21 March, 2018

Preparing for GDPR changes in May

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 with legislation covering how you store and use personal data. We have put together some useful resources to help you prepare.

12 March, 2018

New Restrictions on who can run charities

New restrictions on who can run a charity will come into force in August and will affect people with unspent criminal convictions

19 February, 2018

Bedford Borough Council Early Help Conference

Bedford Borough Council is holding its ‘Early Help Conference 2018’ on, Tuesday 13 March 2018, at Kings House, Ampthill Road, Bedford, The event runs from 9.30am - 4.30pm with keynote speakers and workshops.

14 February, 2018

An introduction to GDPR

Data Protection law is changing on 25 May. We are hosting an evening briefing on Thursday 8 March at 6.45pm in Bedford, which will provide voluntary and community sector organisations with a summary of what they need to know and do to be compliant.

12 February, 2018

Charity Property Matters Survey

The Ethical Property Foundation has launched its bi-annual Charity Property Matters Survey about charities' property issues.

29 January, 2018