Children learning Level Trust

Poverty must not stop children from loving to learn: Level Trust

Shortly after her father died suddenly from cancer, Natalie couldn’t bring herself to ask her grieving mum for money for a winter coat. Her dad had been the bread-winner, and mum was struggling. The 11 year old was shivering while trying to play with her school friends at break time, and kept catching colds and becoming unwell.

Voice of the Dart logo

Could YOU be the voice of the new Luton DART?

We are looking for local Luton residents to be the voice of the Luton DART, giving you your chance at a moment in the spotlight. It could be your voice that is heard on the recorded announcements on the Luton DART, and in the Luton DART terminal.

Luton Pride event

Luton comes to life with the help of the Special Events Fund

After over a year of events and creativity grinding to a halt, in February 2022, we launched the start of a fund to support the return of community events in Luton. Thanks to our community’s fantastic efforts to bring vibrancy, generosity of spirit and creativity back to local neighbourhoods , the Luton Rising Special Events Community Award Fund 2022 has been able to support over 14 events across the breadth of the community so far.

Kyran Hughes at Bartlett Square site

Apprentices at Luton Rising promoted to permanent staff members

Luton Rising is delighted to be able to celebrate the fantastic success of our apprentices, who were promoted to full time staff members earlier this month. This is a huge milestone for our apprentices, who have worked hard over 12 months to develop their skills through training and professional work experience.

Participant in Luton Carnival

Queen’s Jubilee and Luton Carnival come to town

With the special bank holiday to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne taking place on 2 and 3 June, Lutonians across the town will be joining in the festivities and fun, as well as joining in the International Carnival. Roughly 30 street parties will also be taking place as people take the opportunity to be part of this momentous historic occasion for the nation.

Luton Dart job recipient poster

Farida finds a new future on the Luton DART project

Two years ago, Farida was keen to get a new career under way after having a family. Having previously worked in retail management, she wanted to use her excellent organisational skills.

Farida was interested in construction but didn’t know how to find an entry point. The answer arrived via our pioneering Luton DART project.