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Funding opportunities

The Magic Little Grants Fund provides very small grants (£250 or £500) to deliver physical activities. Grants can be used to support the general running costs of new and existing sports and physical activities. For example, this could include: facilities hire, kit & equipment, coaching qualifications or other volunteer expenses. The fund is open until … Continue reading “Funding opportunities”

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Funded tickets for VentureDay 2017

FUNDED TICKETS for VentureDay 2017: A Festival of Enterprise – Thursday 14 September Central Bedfordshire Council are offering a limited number of funded tickets to attend this year’s Venture Day, Cranfield University’s one-day annual conference and networking event. This year the extremely successful entrepreneurial event is being combined with a Festival of Enterprise to celebrate fifty … Continue reading “Funded tickets for VentureDay 2017”

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Veterans – get your garden summer ready!

Ex-service personnel can get their garden under control ready for summer, with a visit from the Green Aiders. The Green Aiders is a free, one-off garden clearance service run in Bedfordshire by community charity Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire. It is funded by The Royal British Legion through its External Grants programme and is available to … Continue reading “Veterans – get your garden summer ready!”

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Central Bedfordshire Work Clubs

This is a reminder that the Work Clubs in Central Bedfordshire will be closed in August and will re-open in September as follows: Friday 1 September – all day Biggleswade Wednesday 6 September – morning Dunstable Wednesday  6 September – afternoon Houghton Regis Thursday 7 September – all day Leighton Buzzard The morning session is from … Continue reading “Central Bedfordshire Work Clubs”

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We were all Cheering Volunteering!

The third Cheering Volunteering awards and celebration evening took place at the Grove Theatre, in Dunstable, on Tuesday 6 June 2017. Central Bedfordshire Council organise Cheering Volunteering in partnership with the Volunteer Centres as part of Central Bedfordshire Together, and sponsored by Biffa, Aragon Housing, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, ProLogis and Jeakins Weir. The … Continue reading “We were all Cheering Volunteering!”

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Cheering Volunteering helps forge new community project links

By Toddington Community Garden project ‘Following a look around the information stands at Cheering Volunteering event on 6 June, the Toddington Community Garden project came across ‘Men in Sheds’ (Dunstable) and knew straight away that there might be a good opportunity for our organisations to work together. So we contacted Men in Sheds after the … Continue reading “Cheering Volunteering helps forge new community project links”

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Have your say on the Draft Local Plan

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Draft Local Plan consultation is open for feedback from 10am on the 4 July, to 5pm on the 29 August 2017. You can read and make comments (or representations) on: the full Draft Local Plan supporting technical documents the site assessments You can read all of the documents without registering or logging in … Continue reading “Have your say on the Draft Local Plan”

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Rushmere Country Park Big Summer Weekend

Local environmental charity The Greensand Trust are pleased to present the annual Big Summer Weekend at Rushmere Country Park near Leighton Buzzard on 12-13 August, raising funds to support the park. Events over the Big Summer Weekend include a Concert in the Park on Saturday 12 Aug from 5pm, and a Summer Fayre & Fun Dog Show  on … Continue reading “Rushmere Country Park Big Summer Weekend”

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Groundwork Community Awards

The Groundwork Community Awards will honour those small groups making a big difference to the quality of life in their local area. There are 10 award categories to either nominate a project or submit your own: Best community group contribution to health and wellbeing Best community group contribution to environmental sustainability Best community group contribution … Continue reading “Groundwork Community Awards”

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BugLab2017

BugLab2017 is coming to a number of venues across Central Bedfordshire this summer – come and hunt for bugs and take part in a fun craft  activity! Events are taking place at Rushmere Country Park, Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Linslade Wood, Houghton Hall Park, Flitwick Wood, Centenary Wood and Maulden Wood. You’ll need to book as … Continue reading “BugLab2017”

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Houghton Regis Helpers

The latest Houghton Regis Helpers electronic newsletter ‘E-News 17′ is now available, bringing news and reviews for the summer 2017. In this issue is a report of a successful application for the Inspiring Volunteering grant from Central Bedfordshire Together. Details of our plans for this money for intergenerational projects can be read on page 2. This issue … Continue reading “Houghton Regis Helpers”

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Vital Signs Beds Survey

The Vital Signs Beds Survey has the aim of finding out what people living in Bedfordshire and Luton think and have to say about different aspects of their community. Vital Signs is part of a project which Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation has been working with since 2016. It brings together existing research and social … Continue reading “Vital Signs Beds Survey”

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New website for The Greensand Trust

Local environmental charity The Greensand Trust is delighted to announce that its new website is now up and running.  The site details the work of The Greensand Trust – all the sites they look after, the projects they’re involved in and the services they offer. It has sub-sites covering Rushmere Country Park and The Working Woodlands Centre. You can … Continue reading “New website for The Greensand Trust”

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Stress Support In The Workplace

The latest Health and Safety Executive statistics show the total number of work-related stress, depression or anxiety cases in 2015/16 was 488,000 (224,000 of them new cases), a prevalence rate of 1,510 per 100,000 workers. Both the total and rates have remained broadly unchanged for more than a decade. Relate are offering bespoke support to help … Continue reading “Stress Support In The Workplace”

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