We award a range of grants to charities and community groups that help to make a positive impact in Milton Keynes and benefit local people.
You can now apply online for our main programmes, using our online application forms
Both your group and your project must be eligible to apply. Read more about our eligibility criteria here. We strongly recommend for you to talk to us about your project before applying. If you have any questions about the application process, please call the Philanthropy Team on 01908 690 276.
We have three main Grant Programmes that run throughout the year:
Micro Grants up to £200 (Deadline Ongoing - Two-week turnaround) Applications should be for a minimum of 50% of project costs and from smaller organisations (e.g. with a turnover of less than £20,000).
If you are applying for a Micro Grant from one of the New Communities areas (Broughton Gate, Brooklands, Kingsmead, Tattenhoe Park, Fairfields, or Whitehouse) and are not yet set up as an organisation please contact us.
Small Grants up to 1,500 (Deadline on the last working Friday of each month 12pm- turnaround 2-3 week from the date of deadline)
Community Grants up to £5,000 (Deadlines for 2019 to 2020 - 4th January 12pm, 8th March 12pm, 10th May 12pm 2nd August 12pm, 25th October 12pm and 3rd January 2020 12pm - turnaround 7-8 week from the date of deadline)
It is advised to a apply well in advance of your project or event date.