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Community engagement and volunteering

Community engagement is where we foster positive relationships with diverse community groups, voluntary and third sector organisations.

We target groups and organisations that currently have no formal structure for engagement. These are mostly groups and organisations working with women, ethnic minority communities, LGBT communities and faith communities.

Community, voluntary and faith groups

You may find these links helpful to search for local groups:

Community and Faith in Bedford - this directory from the University of Bedfordshire's chaplaincy will introduce you to some of the many and diverse faith communities in Bedford and can may help you to find a place of worship or in make contact with a particular faith community 

Find an Organisation - a directory of voluntary and community organisations in Bedfordshire from Community Voluntary Service (CVS).

Local Information Database - the place to find out about local clubs, organisations and societies in and around Bedford Borough.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)

We are developing a database of LGBT groups. If you are a member of an LGBT group then we would like to get to know you.

If you are interested in LGBT issues and would like to get involved in advancing equality then please contact us at

The Beaumont Society helps and supports the transgender community.