Community grants

COVID-19 Increasing Vaccinations Fund

One-off grants of up to £2,000 are available to groups across Central Bedfordshire to help tackle vaccine hesitancy.

These grants, which don’t need to be match-funded, can be used to support a range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • costs relating to community meetings (online or in person)
  • production and distribution of information/ printed materials, including signage
  • translation services
  • volunteer expenses or additional staff costs directly related to 
  • overcoming vaccine hesitancy
  • website modifications
  • information sharing and befriending services 
  • transport to vaccination services

A wide range of groups can apply for a grant, including:

  • faith groups 
  • voluntary and community groups 
  • not-for-profit organisations 
  • parish and town councils 
  • schools / parent associations (in relation to their non-statutory wider community role)
  • formally constituted groups 
  • community groups and associations 
  • charities
  • community interest companies

How to apply

If you think this grant could help your group to boost the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination, please read the guidance notes (PDF) before applying.

Apply for funding

For any queries, please email

Successful Applicants 

  • Diverse FM Community Media & Training - £2,000 towards their vaccinations awareness programme 
  • Age UK - £1,800 towards Phase 1 towards Get your Jabs 2021 project 
  • Age UK - £2,000 towards Phase 2 towards Older People Education Project for Living with COVID
  • Disability Resource Centre - £485.16 towards increasing vaccinations reach out 
  • Open Doors Training & Development - £2,000 towards Your health matters awareness project