Stronger Communities

Cheering Volunteering 2023

Our annual Cheering Volunteering event, which we organised in partnership with Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) and Beds RCC, took place on 7 June at the Rufus Centre, Flitwick. This event, now in its tenth 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. We held two sessions on 7 June so volunteers could choose a time that was convenient, either 10am until midday or 2pm until 4pm.

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. Please also send any volunteering photos that we can share at the event to

Tell us your story

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