We have funds available for larger grants, in excess of £5,000, for projects that will deliver significant new growth or development for the applicant organisation.
About our 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. Extraordinary Grant Projects can run for up to a year. A typical Extraordinary Grant would be in the range of £10-20k. There is no set maximum amount for Extraordinary Grants, limits are dependent upon fund availability.
About our 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 restricted to projects offering support or services to people with disabilities, older people who are also frail, or people living in the ‘new communities’ areas of Milton Keynes, including Broughton Gate, Brooklands, Tattenhoe Park, Kingsmead South, Whitehouse and Fairfields. Large Strategic Projects can run for up to three years.
Expressions of Interest for Large Stratigic Grants are due on July 14th for your project to be considered this year.
Please remember that our larger grants require a significant amount of time and resource to investigate and assess properly, so you would be advised to approach us at least six months at a minimum before any proposed project would begin.
If you are looking for support for a large, exceptional project, which you think might meet the criteria for either of our two programmes described above, please complete the Expression of Interest questions below. Each Expression of Interest we receive is checked for eligibility and the availability of funding, and a response is given within four weeks to advise the applicant on their next steps. We may in touch during this time to ask for clarification or to request a budget, especially if you are planning a very large project.
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