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