Grants


Introduction

Each year Milton Keynes Community Foundation awards grant funding to support a wide range of projects that benefit local people.

We are able to accept applications from:

  • Constituted non-profit community and voluntary groups
  • Registered charities
  • Social Enterprises
  • Faith Organisations
  • Community Interest Companies (subject to approval from our Grants team)
  • Parish Councils (for projects outside of the PC’s statutory obligations)

We cannot accept applications in which one or more signatory has been convicted of a crime involving fraud or theft.

What Will We Fund?

  • Revenue Costs – for example: venue hire, rent, wages, training, materials, travel
  • Capital Costs – such as equipment, building modifications
  • Project grants
  • Limited multi-year funding - such as projects that lead to generating and sustaining income for not-for-profit enterprises

What We Cannot Fund

  • Statutory Obligations (schools, local authority, hospitals, etc.)
  • Retrospective Funding – for work that has already been paid for / carried out
  • Profit-making Enterprises
  • The Promotion of a Religion
  • Medical Research or Treatment

Make sure you submit your application well before your project starts; the following are the decision turnaround times.

Micro Grants

No Deadline: Assessment Date - within 1 week of receipt

Small Grants

Deadline - the last Friday of each month; Assessment Date - 2nd Thursday of each month

Community Grants

Deadline - 08 August 2014; Assessment Date - 18 September 2014

Deadline - 31 October 2014; Assessment Date - 11 December 2014

Deadline - 23 January 2015; Assessment Date - 26 February 2015

To provide fair assessments, we understand applicants need tailored support:

If you have a disability or English is not your primary language and you require access support, contact the Grants Team; we will help you submit application documents. If this is the first time you are applying for funding, we can talk you through the process.

If you are developing your grant writing skills, in partnership with Community Action MK, we offer Meet the Funder sessions which offer more in depth information.

If you are a seasoned grant writer and need additional information, don’t hesitate to contact the Grants Team.

Potential applicants are strongly advised to speak to the grants team to confirm their eligibility before submitting their request. E: applications@mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk  |  T: 01908 690276