Our supporters

Emmaus Village Carlton receives many kind donations that enable us to grow and expand our charity. On occasion these contributions towards projects we are working on, come from local businesses and organisations. This support is very much appreciated as often without them these projects would struggle to get off the ground.

If your organisation would like to support our work, we'd love to talk to you - please contact us: 01234 720826 or email office@emmausvc.org


Crash logo editedCRASH is the construction industry’s charity. They are a unique, practical charity that assists homeless and hospice charities with construction related projects. They work collaboratively with all the charities they support offering pro bono professional expertise, obtaining building materials and awarding cash grants sourced from our Patron companies. CRASH and their Patron Companies have worked with Emmaus Village Carlton for many years on a number of projects. These projects have improved the site for residents and visitors and helped to develop the sustainability of the community. Read about CRASH's recent opening visit to Emmaus Village Carlton.

The Connolly Foundation

The Connolly Foundation logo2The Connolly Foundation is a charity that was set up by Michael Connolly in memory of his late wife to fund community projects. The Connolly Foundation has two main objectives, to assist the elderly and provide funding for young people in education in Bedfordshire. In 2013, The Connolly Foundation donated £50,000 to Emmaus Village Carlton to repair the building that houses their social enterprises.

Helen Jago former Community Leader for Emmaus Village Carlton and Andrew Rowe ,Trustee of The Connnolly Foundation

We are incredibly grateful to The Connolly Foundation for their generous donation. Their support has made it possible for Emmaus Village Carlton to continue its vital work. Our charity is different from other homelessness charities; we offer a home and meaningful work, not just a bed for the night. Thanks to The Connolly Foundation’s support, we were able to complete our Dovecote Project - renovating our buildings to provide additional bedrooms and improved training opportunities for formerly homeless people as part of our expanded retail space."

Steve Arnold – Chair of Trustees

Rotary Bedford

Rotary logo editedA special plaque was unveiled recently, during a visit from Bedford Rotary Club to mark their generous £16,000 donation. The Rotary Club's President, Immediate Past President and Secretary were in attendance at the formal ceremony. The new plaque was unveiled outside the new Overnight Room in our recently-opened Silverbirches accommodation building. The Overnight Room, which will be used by visitors to Emmaus Village Carlton, was kindly funded by the £16,000 donation from the club. Our thanks go out to Bedford Rotary Club for this incredibly generous donation; your support has really helped and is very much appreciated.

Bedford Rotary Club visit

Harpur Trust

Harpur Trust logo editedThe Harpur Trust is one of the largest charities in the UK but it focuses its work in the Bedford area. Its charitable objectives include offering help and relief to anyone who is sick, in need, hardship or distress. The Harpur Trust supports the community by giving grants to local projects, helping organisations and individuals make a difference to lives in the local area. Emmaus Village Carlton has been awarded grants by the Harpur Trust towards the refurbishment of our furniture warehouse/workshop (the Iola Newman Building) and our Silverbirches project (seven more rooms for companions, two move-on flats and an overnight room). We have also been working with a Harpur Trust initiative to coordinate homelessness services in the Bedford area.

The Wixamtree Trust

WixamsThe Wixamtree Trust is connected with the Whitbread name which has strong connections with Bedfordshire. This charity therefore directs most of its grant-giving to projects based in the county. We have been successful in applying for grants from the Wixamtree Trust towards our Silverbirches and furniture warehouse/workshop projects.

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