WEDDING FAYRE Sunday 27th September 11am – 3pm

WEDDING FAYRE
Sunday 27th September 11am – 3pm
Dunstable Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 9PU

Charmed Wedding Fayres would like to invite all brides and their families to their forthcoming wedding fayre at Tilsworth Golf Club, Bedfordshire - where you will find wedding specialists on hand to give you help and advice for all your wedding day choices.

Whether you are just starting out and don’t know where to begin or your wedding is nearly organised then come along and meet with our friendly specialists and ask all the questions you want.
With Free Parking, Free Entry and a goody bag for all brides on the day come along and see us at this lovely venue which is also available to book for wedding receptions.

For more information, visit www.charmedweddingfayres.co.uk

Or call 01582 671 733 or email admin@charmedweddingfayres.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you.

Houghton Regis Leisure Centre Open Day Saturday 26th September


Houghton Regis Leisure Centre Open Day Saturday 26th September from 12pm

Start of a new term for Art Town activities


Start the new term with creative flare this September by going to these FREE arts activities in Houghton Regis.
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North Chilterns Chalk Living Landscape Volunteer Tasks October 2015

Volunteers are wanted to help maintain a number of local wildlife sites. The volunteer tasks are a great way for anyone wanting to engage more with the great outdoors, and make new friends.

All tasks start at 10am and finish between 3 - 4pm, but you may leave earlier. Tools and equipment are provided, though steel-toe-capped boots and a strong pair of gardening gloves or similar are strongly recommended.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring your own lunch and cold drinks. To join in, you are asked to contact the appropriate member of the Wildlife Trust team.

Email: toddington@wildlifebcn.org or phone 01525 874317 or staff mobiles:
Blow's Downs, Galley & Warden Hills and Bradgers Hill: Esther Clarke 07540 669907
Totternhoe Quarry: Richard Knock 07872 418279
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit: Becky Pitman 07595 090776
http://www: wildlifebcn.org
Facebook: /wildlifebcn and /wildlife north chilterns chalk
Twitter: @wildlifebcn

Events for October

Friday 2nd Oct
Totternhoe Quarry
Meet: End of Knoll's View

Saturday 3rd Oct
Galley & Warden Hills
Meet: Links Way car park

Wednesday 7th Oct
Galley & Warden Hills Galley & Warden Hills
Meet: Links Way car park

Saturday 10th Oct
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit
Meet: Lake View

Sunday 11th Oct
Pegsdon Hills Pegsdon Hills
Meet: 'Live & Let Live' pub

Saturday 17th Oct
Galley & Warden Hills Galley & Warden Hills
Meet: Links Way car park

Thursday 22nd Oct
Blow's Downs - Cottage Bottom Fields
Meet: Jardine Way/Southwood Road

Saturday 24th Oct
Blow's Downs - Cottage Bottom Fields
Meet: Jardine Way/Southwood Road

Wednesday 28th Oct
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit
Meet: Lake View

Thursday 29th Oct
Bradger's Hill, Luton
Meet: St Thomas Road, opposite school entrance

Wildlife Watch Sessions Start monthly on 25th September

Do you have children aged 8-12 years old in your life?

 

Have you been looking for opportunities to get them outdoors, off the sofa and enthused about wildlife and nature?

 

Well, the monthly 'Wildlife Watch Club' sessions held at Moore Crescent Pavilion, Houghton Hall Park could be right up their street!

 

The next session is being held on Friday 25th September 6-8pm.The evening will kick off with pizza, followed by den building and bat detecting.

Parents are welcome to join in with sessions, or can be left with trained adult leaders from the second session onwards.

Only 50p per child.

 

To book please contact Tracey McMahon on 07948532662 orWildlifeWatch.HoughtonRegis@gmail.com

Bedfordshire Police To Host Family Fun Day



Bedfordshire Police will welcome the public to its Kempston HQ this September, for a day of entertainment and insight into the work of the police. The free event will take place on 5 September from 11am until 4pm.

There will be a number of stands from different Police departments as well as the opportunity to sign up to our Ride-Along Scheme and learn how to become a police officer.

There will also be plenty of other activities for adults and children, including a bouncy castle, a police dog demonstration and an opportunity to look inside different police vehicles.

Chief Constable Jon Boutcher said: “The family fun day is an opportunity for us to draw even closer links with the public, showcase some of the force’s specialist work and encourage people to think about a career in the force, either as a paid employee or as a volunteer.

“This promises to be a fantastic day. The public will have the opportunity to meet officers from our force and see vehicles from the police and other emergency services.

“We look forward to welcoming the public along to find out more about our work we do protecting people and fighting crime across the county.”

Funding E-Bulletin 2015 September

Funding E-Bulletin



Newsletter



September 2015



Voluntary and Community Action
Welcome to the September 2015 issue of the Funding E-Bulletin from Voluntary and Community Action.

Albert Hunt Trust

Grant for charitable organisations for projects that improve physical and mental welfare. The scheme is intended to support charitable organisations carrying out projects that improve physical and mental welfare. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have ranged from £1,000 to £65,000. Most grants are for between £1,000 and £3,000.

Applications must be made in writing and should include the following:

·         Aims and objectives of the charity.

·         Nature of the appeal.

·         Total target if for a specific project.

·         Contributions received against target.

·         Registered charity number.

·         Any other relevant factors.

Coutts and Co. Trustee Department, Albert Hunt Trust, 440 Strand, London, WC2R 0QS, Tel: 0207 663 6741



Andor Charitable Trust

Grant for charitable organisations undertaking education, social welfare, arts or medical projects. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £10,000 for costs associated with eligible projects.



The scheme aims to fund a wide range of projects, including those focusing on:

·         Medical and ancillary services (including medical research).

·         Education.

·         Helping the disabled.

·         Helping the aged.

·         Relieving poverty.

·         Developing the arts. 

MR W D Rotherberg, Andor Charitable Trust, Blick Rothenberg, 16 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AH, Tel: 020 7544 8865, E-Mail: robin@blickrothenberg.com



Balcombe Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations undertaking projects for education, the environment, health and welfare.

The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking projects in the following areas:

·         Education.

·         Environment.

·         Health.

·         Welfare.

Jonathan Prevezer, Balcombe Charitable Trust, c/o Citroen Wells, Devonshire House, 1 Devonshire Street, London, W1W 5DR, Tel: 020 7304 2000
E-Mail: jonathan.prevezer@citroenwells.co.uk



Barchester Healthcare Foundation

The Foundation awards grants to improve quality of life for older people and other adults with a physical or mental disability, where health and/or social care needs cannot be met by the statutory public sector or by the individual.

Foundation Administrator, Barchester Healthcare Foundation, Suite 201, Second Floor, Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF, Tel: 0800 328 3328, Fax: 0207 352 2229, E-Mail: info@bhcfoundation.org.uk   http://www.bhcfoundation.org.uk/

Basil Samuel Charitable Trust

The Basil Samuel Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations carrying out medical, education, social welfare or cultural activities.

In particular, the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes:

·         Medical needs.

·         Social care.

·         Education.

·         Cultural activities.

Funding is available at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £50,000 for costs associated with eligible projects. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.  Applications must be made in writing. 

Trustees, Basil Samuel Charitable Trust, c/o Smith and Williamson, 25 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AY, Tel: 020 7131 4376



Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation

Grants are available for projects aiming to improve the quality of life of those in Bedfordshire and Luton, particularly those in special need by reason of disability, age, financial or other disadvantage. Grants of up to £1,000 are available and the organisation must have an average annual income must be less than £30,000. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next panel meeting. The panel meets every three months.

Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, The Old School, Southill Road, Cardington, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SX, Tel: 01234 834930, E-mail: administrator@blcf.org.uk Website: http://www.blcf.org.uk/index.php



Belsize Charitable Trust No. 1

Grant for charitable organisations undertaking heritage, environment and conservation projects

The scheme is intended to support charitable organisations undertaking projects in the following areas:

·         Conservation.

·         Heritage.

·         The environment.

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. 

Enquiries, Belsize Charitable Trust No. 1, Lloyds TSB Private Banking Ltd. UK Trust Centre, The Clock House, 22-26 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5SW, Tel: 01235 232700



Biffaward

The provision of financial assistance to UK organisations for projects that aim to provide a lasting environmental benefit by providing and improving public amenities; creating and restoring areas to increase biodiversity; wildlife and habitat conservation; improving opportunities for informal education; giving access to sport, culture and recreation; and physical regeneration.



Main Grants (Biodiversity & Community) of between £10,000 and £50,000.  
Small Grants of £250 to £10,000 are available. The total cost of the project must not exceed £15,000.



For more information:



Biffa Award
http://www.biffa-award.org/



Biffa Award Grants Scheme
http://www.biffa-award.org/main-grants-scheme

http://www.biffa-award.org/small-grants-scheme



Post Code Checker
http://www.biffa-award.org/postcode-checker



The Bothwell Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations undertaking projects that address children's causes, disability, social welfare, countryside issues, and medical research. Applications must be made in writing. 

Funding is intended to support charitable work across a number of fields, including but not limited to the following:

·         Children's causes.

·         Hospices.

·         Countryside projects.

·         Medical research.

·         Disability.

·         Social work.

Mr Paul Leonard James, The Bothwell Charitable Trust, 25 Ellenbridge Way, South Croydon, CR2 0EW, Tel: 0208 657 6884

Cayo Foundation

The Cayo Foundation offers grants to charitable organisations. Funding can be used for a wide range of charitable projects and activities. 

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Application is by letter to the Cayo Foundation stating the purpose for which the funding is needed. Applicants may call the Cayo Foundation for details about how to make a submission, but all other enquiries should be made in writing.

Angela McCarville, Cayo Foundation, 7 Cowley Street, London, SW1P 3NB, Tel: 020 7248 6700

The Celia Blakey Charitable Trust

Grants for charitable organisations carrying out projects to help children, older people and disabled people.

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. Applications must be made in writing.

Judith Portrait, The Celia Blakey Charitable Trust, Portrait Solicitors, 21 Whitefriars Street, London, EC4Y 8JJ, Tel: 020 7092 6990.



The Church and Community Fund

Funding is available to support community projects run by bodies associated with the Church of England. Grants are normally between £10,000 and £20,000. Some larger grants will be awarded each year. The upcoming deadline is 30 September 2015.

Grants Manager, The Church and Community Fund, Church House, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3AZ, Tel: 0207 898 1541, E-mail: ccf@churchofengland.org
Website: http://www.ccfund.org.uk/about-us/contact-us



The Clara E. Burgess Trust

The Clara E. Burgess Trust Grant is provided and administered by the Clara E. Burgess Trust and is available to charities. 

The scheme is intended to support projects which will benefit the health and well-being of children and young persons, in particular by the provision of facilities and assistance to enhance the education, health and physical well-being of such children, in order that their conditions of life may be improved, but having particular regard to children under the age of 10 years and those who have lost either one or both parents.

Applications should be made in writing, providing background details about their charity, the project they want funding for, and a breakdown of the funding costs. Annual accounts are also required. 

Applications should be as brief as possible.

Administrator, Royal Bank of Scotland, Trust and Estate Services, Eden Building, Lakeside, Chester Business Park, Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 9QT, Tel: 01244 625810

CRASH

CRASH is the construction and property industries' charity for homeless people.  Funding is available for projects that refurbish and develop facilities for the homeless.

Projects and Resources Manager CRASH The Gatehouse 2 Devonhurst Place London W4 4JD Tel: 020 8742 0717 E-mail: projects@crash.org.uk Website: http://www.crash.org.uk/



David Laing Foundation

Grants for charitable organisations that work in the areas of youth, disability and the arts. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. 

Enquiries, David Laing Foundation, The Manor House, Grafton Underwood, Kettering, NN14 3AA, E-Mail: david@david-laing.co.uk



DLA Piper Charitable Trust

The DLA Piper Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations and the scheme is intended to support national charities and local organisations undertaking charitable projects.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for up to £10,000. Applications must be made in writing. Applications are considered on a quarterly basis.



Mr G J Smallman, DLA Piper Charitable Trust, c/o Wrigleys Solicitors, 3rd Floor
Fountain Precinct, Balm Green, Sheffield, S1 2JA, E-Mail: godfrey.smallman@wrigleys.co.uk



Douglas Arter Foundation

Grant for charitable organisations in the UK undertaking projects for the benefit of people with disabilities. The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking projects to aid the physically or mentally disabled.

Applications may be submitted at any time. The Trustees meet in March, June, September and December and successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of meetings.  Applications must be made in writing and should include a copy of the organisation's most recent accounts. 

Enquiries, Douglas Arter Foundation, Fern Villa, Melksham Road, Patterdown, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2NR, Tel: 01249 448252



Fitton Trust

Grants for voluntary sector organisations in the UK undertaking general charitable activities. Grants of up to £1,000 are available. Most grants are for between £150 and £350.



Secretary, Fitton Trust, PO Box 661, West Broyle, Chichester, PO19 9JS



Frognal Trust

Grant for charitable organisations carrying out social welfare, environmental or community activities in the UK.

The grant is intended to support small registered charities that work in the following areas:

·         Disabled people.

·         Older people.

·         Young people.

·         Medical research.

·         Environmental heritage.

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Applications must be made in writing. 

Mrs Susan Hickley, Frognal Trust, Wilson Solicitors LLP, Alexandra House, St John's Street, Salisbury, SP1 2SB, Tel: 01722 427536, E-Mail: sue.hickley@wilsonslaw.com



G S Plaut Charitable Trust Limited

The G S Plaut Charitable Trust Limited provides grants which are available to organisations.

The scheme is intended to support work undertaken for charitable purposes.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £4,000.

Interested applicants must submit a brief proposal in writing and should include a stamped addressed envelope.

Richard Speirs, G S Plaut Charitable Trust Limited, 39 Bay Road, Wormit, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, DD6 8LW, E-Mail: GSPCTrust@gmail.com



Gale Family Charity Trust

The Gale Family Charity Trust offers grants to charitable organisations undertaking community or church projects, particularly Bedfordshire.

The scheme is intended to support:

·         Churches and church ministries, with emphasis on Bunyan Meeting Free Church, Bedford and the ministries of the Baptist Union in England and Wales.

·         Charities and organisations active in the community life of Bedford and Bedfordshire.

·         National charities and organisations active in community life.

The Trustees meet in April and September and requests need to be received by March and August.  Applications must be made in writing. 

Alistair Law, Gale Family Charity Trust, c/o Garner Associates, Northwood House
138 Bromham Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2QW, Tel: 01234 354508
E-Mail: alistair.law@garnerassociates.co.uk
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