About Us

For over 450 years, we’ve been inspiring and supporting people in Bedford to improve their lives by:

  • Providing and promoting education
  • Offering help and relief to anyone who is sick, in need, hardship or distress
  • Providing recreational facilities with a social welfare purpose

Over the past 10 years, we’ve given £11 million in grants to local projects. This money has helped organisations and individuals make a difference to their own lives or those of others in the borough. We support, promote and provide education. We offer accommodation for Bedford’s older people.

We educate 3,500 pupils through our own 4 schools and we sponsor the HEART Academies Trust which has a further 2,400 pupils.

Please visit our website to find out more about our grantmaking to organisations and individuals.