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New Bursary Fund for Training from VOCypf

24 April 2017


A new Bursary Fund has been announced, to help voluntary organisations working with Children, Young People and Families in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire to access training for staff and volunteers.


The scheme is designed to help organisations to enhance their workforce development and overall organisational performance. A maximum of £100 funding is available per person per course and a maximum of £200 is available per organisation per year.  Funds can be accessed for the cost of travel and for course fees.

Applications must be received at least two weeks before the date of the traning being applied for.  

To make an application, a completed Bursary Fund Application form should be sent to VOCypf, c/o CVS, 43 Bromham Road, Bedford MK40 2AA or email to  Please refer to the Bursary Fund Guidance notes prior to completing an application.

An editable version of the application form may be downloaded here.

For more information on training available for voluntary organisations working with children, young people and families, see the VOCypf Training page on this website.



Cheering Volunteering Nominations - Urgent Request
Due to a technical hitch with the nomination process, Central Bedfordshire are calling for all who have made nominations to resubmit their entries.


Luton: Community Activity Network Meetings
Community Activity Network (CAN) is led by Luton Council and aims to support the town's communities to get active by connecting people iwth resources, information or signposting to providers who can assist them. Next meeting will be 25 April at Farley Community Centre.


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