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Mad March Match 2021


MK Community Foundation’s






Mad March Match

Double your donation challenge!



This March, your group could have up to £500 in donations matched, or £1,000 if you are working to support people with disabilities and/or mental health problems.


In order to take part, you need to register with Localgiving, a platform which will allow you to raise money online. Donations made through Localgiving during the challenge will be eligible for match funding. If you’ve not previously registered with Localgiving, MK Community Foundation will cover the cost of your first year’s membership (usually £96). Just enter the promo code 30mk4 when you get to the payment stage. Please make sure you register with Localgiving in plenty of time to ensure your profile is active before the challenge starts. We would recommend to start the process by 1st March at the latest as they will need you to send in various documents before your Localgiving page goes live.


You will also need to register on our website below.



Key Facts


Starts: Monday 15th March at 10am

Ends: Friday 26th March at 12pm, or whenever the pot runs out—whichever comes first!


Amount matched: Up to £500 for organisations only eligible for match from the Community Fund, or up to £1,000 for groups registered for the Margaret Powell Fund. You can have large or small donations matched up to the maximum per organisation.


How to take part: You must be a Milton Keynes group,be registered on Localgiving and registered on our website in order to participate in the match challenge. Donations received via the Localgiving website during the course of the match will be eligible for match funding.






£10,000 of the match funding pot will come from the Margaret Powell Foundation Fund. If your group or project meets the following criteria, you’ll have access to up to £1,000 in match funds (£500 from the Margaret Powell Foundation Fund and £500 from the Community Fund):




To fund voluntary and community groups delivering projects that:

  • benefit frail elderly people and people with disabilities regardless of age
  • help those of all ages suffering mental health issues.

 Ideally organisations should seek to encourage integration and social cohesion.


You don’t have to be a group dedicated to these issues, as long as you plan to spend your match money in a way that addresses them—for example getting older people more involved in your group, or making your premises more accessible. Please detail this on the registration form below.


The other £10,000 of the match funding pot will come from the Community Fund. This open to all Milton Keynes groups who have a Localgiving page and have filled in the MK Community Foundation registration form below.




We would love to promote the groups taking part in the match challenge on our social media platforms. Please include details of how you will spend the money raised, along with any relevant photos on the registration form.






Start telling your donors about this opportunity now!

Letting your donors know about the challenge in advance gives the greatest chance of donations. Make sure to highlight the start date and time, and ask them to donate as soon as possible after 10am on  15th March – when it’s gone, it’s gone!


For more information or advice on how your group can make the most of the match challenge, please email or contact the Philanthropy Team on 01908 690 276.



Full terms and Conditions can be read HERE.


For more information or advice on how your group can make the most of the match challenge, please email or contact the Philanthropy Team on 01908 690 276.




Please ensure your contact information on Localgiving is up to date before the Match Challenge begins. Out of date information may cause delays in receiving the any match funding from the MK Community Foundation, so please check your information is correct on Localgiving. Please also see the terms and conditions attached.

If you are not the right person to contact about Localgiving for your organisation, please email to let us know, and make sure the right person’s information is on your Localgiving account.


Registration has now closed!