Town Centre Priority Fund

Funding is available for Bedford and Kempston town centres. It will help fund events and activities to attract residents and visitors.

Applications are welcome from the third sector, private sector, and residents to propose projects that will increase footfall and our vision of a vibrant, accessible, green and diverse town centre. 

To aid you with your application, please view the Bedford Town Centre Plan 2020-23 (PDF) and the Kempston Levelling Up fund bid

How to apply 

To apply for funding, please complete the application form (Word) and return to us here at

Please note, projects supported by the fund must take place by 3 September 2023.

Deadline for applications  

Applications need to be submitted by midday on the closing date for the Funding Panel to consider them. The panel will meet for the final time in March 2023.

Closing date

Panel meeting

Thursday 8 December 2022

Thursday 15 December 2022

Thursday 19 January 2023

Thursday 26 January 2023

Thursday 2 March 2023

Thursday 9 March 2023