Stronger Communities

Cheering Volunteering 2024

Our annual Cheering Volunteering event, in partnership with Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) and Beds RCC, will take place on 17 July  at the café at Priory House, Chicksands near Shefford. This event, now in its eleventh year, is a chance for us to thank and celebrate our volunteers from across Central Bedfordshire for their incredible contribution to volunteering within our communities. An afternoon tea with special guests and entertainment awaits 100 local volunteers. This event is sponsored by Grand Union Housing Group, Peabody Community Foundation and FCC Environmental and Milestone Infrastructure. All the free tickets for this event have now been allocated.

Tell us your volunteering story

Many of the volunteers within Central Bedfordshire help to provide the backbone to the community and this event will allow us to say thank you for the excellent support that you provide, often to some of our most vulnerable residents. We would love to hear your stories about volunteering, why you do it and what you love about it and we can share these at Cheering Volunteering 2024. Please also send any volunteering photos that we can display at the event to

Apply for an ‘Inspiring Volunteering’ grant

Applications for 2023 are closed.

As in previous years we allocated £5,000 to our Inspiring Volunteering grant scheme which runs alongside the Cheering Volunteering event and aims to kickstart new volunteering opportunities.

2023 approved projects




Biggleswade Community Gardens

Biggleswade Community Gardens


Ampthill & District Preservation Society

Ampthill Past Memories Project


Friends of Warden Abbey Vineyard

Replacement of mowing equipment


Thriftvale Scout Group



Blooming Barton

Barton-le-Clay Coronation Community Garden


1st Barton Le Clay Rangers

1st Barton-le-clay Rangers Tents


Parents, Teachers and Friends of Potton school

Potton Parents, Teachers & Friends Association (PTFA) Forest School


Open Doors

Health and Wellbeing Awareness Project


Citizens Advice LL

Recruitment of Volunteer Advisers



Community Cricket Game and Event


2nd Stotfold Brownies

Opening 2nd Stotfold Brownies


The Caddington Recreational Association

Caddington Recreational Association - Gardening Club