Autism Bedfordshire is a non-profit making organisation. The cost of providing our services is over £500,000 per year. All our services and activities are funded by trust funds, government funds, corporate donations, individual donations, membership payments and the proceeds from fundraising events.
We have a dedicated Fundraising Officer who spends 20 hours a week researching and applying for funds, supported by an Assistant Development Officer. We have been fortunate to have received considerable support over the years from the statutory authorities: Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Luton Borough Council. We are very grateful to Children in Need, The Bedford Charity, Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, and the Big Lottery Fund for funding a major part of our services.
However, in this climate of ever-decreasing funds and ever-increasing competition for them, donations from our members and the general public really do make a difference. We would be delighted if you would like to fundraise for our charity and help us continue to provide our vital family support services. We are happy to offer help and advice and we can supply collection tins, leaflets, posters and sponsor forms.
Silly Sock Day for Autism Awareness Week 2017
Visit http://www.autismbedfordshire.net/fundraising/silly-sock-day/ for full details
Tee-off for Charity
We’re delighted to announce that the St Philip and St James Golf Society have chosen Autism Bedfordshire as one of their two charities to support in 2017. Their big fundraising event is a Charity Golf Day on Friday 2nd June and they are looking for individuals/teams to take part on the day. If you would like to enjoy a round of golf and a fabulous three-course meal whilst raising much-needed funds for charity, please fill in your details on their entry form here.
Zoe Hunter’s Albums – Raising Money for AB
Local author, Zoe Hunter, is raising money and awareness for Autism Bedfordshire through the sale of her albums on Bandcamp.com. 100% of the profits, after deduction of 35% for the production costs, will be donated to our charity from each album sold. Here are the links to Zoe Hunter’s albums:
“Swimming Against The Tide”