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Large Strategic Grant Programme Open

Large Strategic Grants 2018/2019

The MK Community Foundation Large Strategic Grant Programme is now live, welcoming Expressions of Interest for applications of over £20,000 for multi-year strategic projects for a maximum of 3 years.

Funding for this programme comes from our Margaret Powell Foundation Fund, which supports projects for the benefit of:

  • frail elderly people;
  • people with disabilities of all ages, and/or;
  • those of all ages suffering mental health illnesses.

Ideally, organisations should seek to encourage integration and social cohesion and include beneficiaries in the project design.

We are particularly interested in hearing about projects which support the strategic development of an organisation or landmark projects which help Milton Keynes get ahead of the curve in supporting major and/or emerging needs that are not otherwise currently met by other services. You may wish to refer to our Strategic Plan for 2018-2023.

Organisations who meet our general eligibility criteria and who have an established track record of managing significant levels or funding are eligible to register their interest in the programme, using the form below.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Thursday 28th September.

What to expect

For those invited to make a full application, final decisions are due to be made in March 2019 (see full timeline below). We do not provide retrospective funding, so projects supported by this programme must start after any decision is made.

We strongly encourage you to talk to us about your project prior to submitting an Expression of Interest, and we can also accept Expressions of Interest in person by appointment, which will enable you to discuss your project in more detail. Please call the Philanthropy Team to arrange on 01908 690 276.

28th September 2018 – Expression of Interest Deadline at 5pm

Early October 2018  – Shortlisting

Before 2nd November 2018  – Shortlisted applicants will be invited to make a full application. They will also be invited to meet the team to discuss the application process and our expectations.

26th to 30th November 2018  – Applicants to meet with their assigned assessment team with draft application

20th December 2018 – Deadline for full applications at 5pm

14th to 25th January 2019 – Final project interviews with applicants with assessment team

March 2019 – Large Strategic Grants Panel, and applicants notified of outcome

Expressions of interests for our large strategic grant programme are now closed.