Funding body information

Central Bedfordshire Council

Address:
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Monks Walk
Chicksands
Shefford
SG17 5TQ
Telephone:
0300 300 8301
Website:
http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Point of contact:

Funding Advisor, 01525 850559, funding@action-centralbeds.org.uk

Schemes:

Central Bedfordshire Council is a newly-formed unitary authority, which has been created from the previous Bedfordshire County Council. The council previously ran two grant programmes open to voluntary and community sector groups; Voluntary and Community Groups Grants and General Community Projects Grants.

However, these schemes have since been discontinued, following spending cuts.

Central Bedfordshire Council reccommend visiting the following websites for alternative funding sources:


Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Useful organisations:

Mid and North Bedfordshire CVS: www.voluntaryworks.org.uk/cvsmidandnorthbeds

South Bedfordshire Voluntary Action: www.voluntaryworks.org.uk/action-southbeds

List of useful contacts:

http://www.voluntaryworks.org.uk/cvsmidandnorthbeds/documents/FundraisingToolkitLocalFunders_001.pdf

Please Note: Central Bedfordshire Council funding is currently discontinued. This council will be rated in the event of future funds.

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