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Call for Grants

If you think you meet these criteria, give us a call, or when you’re ready to apply just fill in one of our standard application forms for Micro, Small, or Community Grants.’

As well as our usual funding, we sometimes have extra money available for project that meet specific criteria. You can apply for this funding through our normal Micro, Small, and Community Grants application forms. Find out more about our current promoted funds below!

The Tony Byrne Financial Education Fund

We are calling for applications from groups that make a particular difference to financial education for local people who need it most. The fund will be used to work with charities and community groups focussing on financial education for people of all ages in Milton Keynes, with the aim of making them financially self-sufficient.

If you meet the above criteria you can apply for this funding through our normal Micro, Small, and Community Grants application forms.

Youth Social Action Fund #iwill

As part of the #IWill campaign, a UK-wide campaign which aims make social action part of life for as many young people as possible by 2020, The Big Lottery and the Government Office for Civil Society are making money available to groups to help support these aims. MK Community Foundation will be matching this funding, making sure our young people get a chance to get involved with social action in our city.

As well as being a constituted non-profit organisation benefitting the people of Milton Keynes, to be eligible for this funding your project will:

  • Create social action opportunities for young people aged 10-20, or 25 for disabled young people.
  • Last for the maximum of one year, including one-off events
  • Engage young people in volunteering, campaigning, or fundraising, to help them get involved in social action.
  • Involve young people in projects that are youth-led, progressive, socially impactful, embedded, reflective, and challenging, to help young people recognise the value of social action.

Funding can be for the projects themselves, including work online, or core costs. It cannot be used for statutory work, capital costs/equipment, cash incentives, activities promoting party political activates, individual sponsorship, activities generating a private profit, or projects which work with only one faith or include the promotion of religious belief.

If you meet the above criteria you can apply for this funding through our normal Micro, Small, and Community Grants application forms.

MK50 Fund

2017 is Milton Keynes’ 50th Birthday, and we’re keen to help our communities celebrate. In partnership with MK Council and Parks Trust, we have some extra funding available for projects celebrating MK50 on Parks Trust Land.

As well as being a constituted non-profit organisation benefitting the people of Milton Keynes, to be eligible for this funding your project will:

  • Be taking places on Parks Trust Land, or include an important and substantial element which takes place on Parks Trust Land.
  • Celebrate MK50

Funding can be for the projects themselves, including preparation and delivery. It cannot be used for MK50 celebrations elsewhere in the city, or events on Parks Trust Land unrelated to MK50.

We recommend applying as early as possible. If you are applying for a summer project, we recommend applying no later than 5th May for Community Grants, and 26th May for Small Grants.

If you meet the above criteria you can apply for this funding through our normal Micro, Small, and Community Grants application forms.

New Communities Fund

Milton Keynes is growing, and we are always looking for ways to support our expanding communities. In partnership with CommunityAction:MK, we have some extra funding available for projects taking place in the New Communities of our expansion areas:

As well as being a constituted non-profit organisation benefitting the people of Milton Keynes, to be eligible for this funding your project will:

  • Be taking place in the Expansion area, including Tattenhoe Park & Kingsmead South, Broughton Gate & Brooklands and Fairfields & Whitehouse
  • Benefit local communities, promote voluntary efforts, and encourage community involvement.

Funding can be used for projects, getting groups up and running, or core costs. 

If you meet the above criteria you can apply for this funding through our normal Micro, Small, and Community Grants application forms.

 

Contact our Programmes Team on today 01908 690276, or email applications@mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk