Welcome to your regional PTA page. Bedfordshire is the home of the chocolate toothpaste tart and the Bedfordshire Clanger, but did you know the concept of afternoon tea is also attributed to this county? It was invented in the 1840s by the Duchess of Bedford, of Woburn Abbey.

Local Grants & Support

Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation

The Foundation makes grants to local community groups and charities. All Community Foundations (UK)

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust has been promoting gardens and gardening in primary schools in the county. They can occasionally offer small grants and perhaps help with a specific project. They may also be able to advise about other organisations who can be approached.

Bedfordshire Schools Library Service

The Schools Library Service is a valuable resource for all schools.

Community Trust Fund

Funding available to community groups/charities working in the specific areas identified and meeting all the criteria.

Central Bedfordshire, North Herts District, Stevenage, Dacorum, St. Albans District and Eastern parts of Aylesbury District.

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): CVS Bedfordshire

Funding opportunities, application dates and fund amounts are constantly changing so use the links provided to get up to date details.
The Harpur Trust Supporting the local community through a grants programme, exclusive to the Borough of Bedford.
Inspiring music in Central Bedfordshire Supporting music in schools.
Small Grants Fund Recognising the potential impact that London Luton airport has in the area funds are available to community groups/charities meeting the criteria.
Whitbread PLC. Chairman's Fund Grants available to small local charities and community groups based in the South Bedfordshire area. 

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At HomeTesco Community Grants (contact WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s), below:

Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Luton

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Kids' Activities

We have teamed up with Club Hub to help parents find kids activities and clubs in your area.


Below you will find links to a directory of local suppliers and your regional Facebook group.

Find Local Event and Fundraising Suppliers