Passionate about creating social change using innovation and the latest digital means?You could be the person we are looking for to help us harness digital technology to empower communities.
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation is a dynamic, social change organisation aiming to connect people who care, with local causes that matter. We change lives through our programmes of funding and rather than being a traditional grantmaker, we have evolved our mission by taking on a community leadership role, highlighting how poverty and inequality affect local residents and then facilitating the solutions through our convening, supporting and funding.
By supporting us to help understand digital technology and how it can help our mission, you will be contributing to making us a more responsive funder and supporting local charities. We fund many small grassroots organisations, carrying out vital work in local neighbourhoods and making our work more visible is they key to greater engagement with our communities. If we can highlight the work and the causes that we support more effectively, we hope to generate more funding to assist these organisations. In addition, we would like to review the ways and means with which we interact with out grantholders, to see if we can be more agile and increase our reach. Local charities carry out essential work at the coalface of communities and by supporting us to support them, you can create long lasting change,
The Foundation has been through considerable change in the last few years, emerging as an advocate for small charities and local giving. With a new CEO, a new team and a new direction, joining this Board could be your chance to be part of systematic community change. We are a small but highly innovative team, not afraid to do things differently and with an incumbent new Chair, we face the future with passion and conviction in our mission. The CEO is the recipient of a national award for 'Rising CEO star' which demonstrates the significant changes and achievements of the Foundation and we believe that there is much more to do -join us on our exciting journey!