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Mad March Match

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Get involved in our Mad March Match!

Join in our Mad March Challenge in partnership with Localgiving; offering you the chance to match your donations!

This time the MK Community Foundation is giving away £20,000! 

Update 

The Margaret Powell Fund Pot has now run out!

The Community Fund Pot has now run out!

Thank you to everyone who has taken part this year!

Last updated 12th March 2019 8.30am

Support a local group 

Keep an eye out for local groups on social media who are taking part in the challenge and take advantage of this chance to have your donations doubled! 

Key Facts

Starts: Monday 4th March 2019 at 10 am
Ends: Friday 15th 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 and be registered on Localgiving 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. 

Funds

£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 a bigger pot to access:

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.

In order to access the Margaret Powell Foundation Fund, you should complete the attached registration form.

The remaining match funding pot is open to all Milton Keynes groups on Localgiving. You do not have to register separately to access this pot; you just have to be on Localgiving and receive donations during the match!

For full terms and Conditions for our Mad March Match click here.

Not Signed up to Localgiving? 

Don't miss out on getting involved in our next match challenge happening this March! Simply get in touch with us at localgiving@mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk or on 01908 690 276 and we'll help you take the next step to get signed up on Localgiving; MK Community Foundation will pay your Localgiving membership fee for your first year!


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