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Data Protection and Changes in Law

Data protection law is changing from May 2018. You may have heard of GDPR and you may be wondering how it will affect your organisation.

20 December, 2017

Changes to Registrars' Business Names Index

Update from our Support and Development Team on the incorporation of CIOs to the Registrars' Business Names Index.

18 December, 2017

Life, Money, Action on-line resource for 16-24yr olds

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services have developed some new, freely available, online resources to support 16-24 year olds with their money management. The resources have been developed with help from 16-24 year olds, as part of the Life, Money, Action! project.

06 December, 2017

The Essential Trustee Series Videos

Foundation for Social Improvement have a new series for trustees, aimed at promoting good governance for all charity trustees.

16 November, 2017

The Learning in Communities Fund 2017/18

If you are a VCS, or other third sector not for profit organisation currently seeking funding to deliver informal adult community learning, then this could be the fund for you.

30 October, 2017

New directions through Volunteering

Matthew Aylen started volunteering two years ago, which inspired him to gain further experience, study and then establish a new business. It all started with a phone call to our Volunteering staff at CVS

05 October, 2017

Volunteering can change your life

Our Volunteering Advisor talked to Sue Hay from the Active Citizens Together Project earlier this year, about how volunteering changed his life. Read his story as published in Active Citizens Together, here.

28 June, 2017

Opportunities to engage with healthcare, psychology or speech and language therapy

If you are interested in working with people in a caring and supportive role, and have an afternoon or morning available during the week, there are lots of opportunities at Headway Bedford.

15 May, 2017

Break the Stigma - Let's Be Open about Mental Health

The Let's Be Open About Mental Health To Break The Stigma campaign was set up to help start conversations about mental health, raise awareness, and to help people across the county understand more about the subject dispelling common misconceptions.

11 May, 2017

New Bursary Fund for Training from VOCypf

A new Bursary Fund has been announced, to help voluntary organisations in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire to access training for staff and volunteers.

24 April, 2017