Bedford named best place to work with charities

The town beats the likes of Edinburgh and Bath to get top spot

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 11:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 12:01 pm

Looking to work with some charities in the UK?

Well, look no further than our very own town of Bedford as a survey has revealed it has the most registered charities in the UK (per person).

According to letterbox flower company Bloom & Wild, which has crunched the numbers, the town has the highest density of charities, with almost 1,300 for our relatively small population.

Bedford has been named the best place to work with charities

For second best place, we find ourselves in Scotland, with Edinburgh home to almost 3,000 charities. Other places that fill the top five are Bath, Wokingham, and Gateshead.

The survey also looked into the most thoughtful places in the UK, the most volunteering opportunities per person, and the best recycling rate.

Marisa Thomas, head of brand at Bloom & Wild, said: "It's incredible to see the level of thoughtfulness so many communities embody.

"Everywhere, people have been giving back in any way they can. What really stands out to me is the huge number of opportunities there are to give back.

Bedford (Google)

"From volunteering for your local charity to joining a community gardening group - there's lots we can all take inspiration from. It’s also so great to see a big rise in environmental efforts, like recycling rates and eco-friendly cars on our roads increasing."