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 Small, and Community Grants application forms. Find out more about our current promoted funds below!
The Next Generation Fund
The pandemic has hit young people particularly hard, youth unemployment has more than doubled since March 2020, with retail, hospitality and entertainment being closed down for long periods – industries that are often the route into employment for many young people. Those approaching employment age have also been affected with schools being closed and reliance on home learning many young people will not achieve the exam success they need without considerable support. Coronavirus has had a considerable impact on young people with many fears that the “covid generation” could be out of work for long periods of time. In response to this the next generation fund aims to support our young people back into work, education or entrepreneurship, with the aspiration to close the gap created by the pandemic.
- Projects that support young people who have been disadvantaged due to COVID to get back into meaningful education, training, or employment.
- Groups/organisations that support young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)
- Groups/organisations that support and develop young entrepreneurs; including from diverse backgrounds
- Supporting groups aiming to support social mobility for young people. Providing opportunities, and networks of support for 16–24-year-olds who are unable to get it from their schools or families.
If you want to find out more about this fund, contact our Philanthropy Team today on 01908 690276, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainscourt Family Law Solicitors Fund
The primary aim of the Rainscourt Family Law Solicitors Fund is to support organisations and community groups who assist local people who are going through turbulent times due to relationship breakdown.
Surviving Winter Fund
The primary aim of the Surviving Winter Fund is to help vulnerable people who are unable to pay for essential items or services relating to keeping warm and safe which cannot be immediately funded in any other way within a reasonable timescale. To help vulnerable people over an immediate difficulty whilst waiting for a more permanent solution to be implemented.
We're looking for local charities or groups who help people in MK who are struggling in the winter months.
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 are running a project in the new communities areas but are not set up as a group please do get in touch as you may still be eligible to apply for up to £300. Call 01908 690276 or email email@example.com
Anglia Water WaterCare fund
The aim of this fund is to support projects that help local charities and groups who are providing community outreach to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Milton Keynes.
The criteria for the WaterCare Fund is to support projects that have a lasting effect on the communities within Milton Keynes, that target people who are possibly struggling financially or in need of special assistance.
The type of groups we are welcoming applications from for this fund are those who support or provide assistance to:
- The Disabled
- The Elderly
- The Long-term unemployed
If you are a local organisation or voluntary group, or you know of any who may be suitable to apply and are based within Milton Keynes, please get in touch with our Philanthropy Team on 01908 690 276 to see whether you would be eligible to apply to this fund through one of our grants programmes.
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.
Contact our Philanthropy Team on today 01908 690276, or email firstname.lastname@example.org