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Apply for a Grant

Can we help your charity or community group?


We award a range of grants to charities and community groups that help to make a positive impact in Milton Keynes and benefit local people. 

You can now apply online for our main programmes, using our online application forms

Both your group and your project must be eligible to apply. Read more about our eligibility criteria here. If you want to talk about your project before applying, or have any questions about the application process, please call the Programmes Team on 01908 690276.

We have three main Grant Programmes that run throughout the year:

Micro Grants up to £200 (Deadline Ongoing - Two-week turnaround) If you are applying for a micro-grant from one of the new communities areas and are not yet set up as an organisation please call us on 01908 690276

Small Grants up to 1,500 (Deadline on the last working Friday of each month 4.30pm- turnaround 2-3 week from the date of deadline)

Community Grants up to £5,000 (Deadlines for 2019 - 4th January 4.30pm, 8th March 4.30pm, 10th May 4.30pm  2nd August 4.30pm and 25th October 4.30pm - turnaround 7-8 week from the date of deadline)

Plan Ahead
It is advised to a apply well in advance of your project or event date. 

Extra Grant Programmes for exceptional circumstances 

Grants Over £5,000:

Extraordinary Grants
Our Extraordinary Grant programme runs occasionally throughout the year on a rolling deadline, and is for one-off projects, making a significant difference to the lives of people within Milton Keynes. The programme is currently closed but please get in touch if you have an exceptional project.

Large Strategic Grants
Our Large Strategic Grant programme runs once a year, and is for large multi-year strategic projects that will make a significant difference to the organisation and the local community. The programme is currently closed.

To find out more about the criteria, check your eligibility below and choose grants over £5,000 from the drop down menu.

Click on the 'Are you Eligible to Apply?' link below to confirm your eligibility and start your application!

Are you Eligible to Apply?

Confirm your eligibility and get started on your application

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