Who We Are

The Frank Branston Charitable Trust (FBCT) was set up in memory of Frank Branston, newspaper proprietor and Bedford’s first elected mayor, who died in 2009.

Our mission is to provide financial support to organisations that directly benefit Bedfordshire residents, across an enormous range of activities. We’ve helped village communities stay strong, provided practical help and holidays to disabled residents and their carers, offered local children new opportunities, supported healthcare initiatives and much, much more.

What We Do

We accept applications from organisations, community groups or charities that need to fund a specific project, activity or venture that will directly benefit the people of Bedfordshire by:

  • Advancement of health and saving of lives
  • Supporting arts, culture and heritage within the community
  • Alleviation of poverty
  • Improving access to education and training

For more information on whether your organisation might be eligible for a grant and how to apply, have a look at our Grants page. Funding allocation is done annually, in early Spring.

Recent Projects

Take a look at some of the projects we have funded.

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Frank Branston Charitable Trust, c/o Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation,Room 130 Enterprise House,Wrest Park, Silsoe MK45 4HS.
T: 01525 306 690
E: info@fbct.org.uk
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