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Our Bursary Programme

Our Bursary Programme

Our Bursary Programme champions excellence within music, sports, engineering and the arts. Since 2010 we’ve awarded 56 bursaries to talented local individuals to support them to make the most of their talent.

This is made possible thanks to our donors supporting our community fund and thanks to the support of our fund holders Maureen Hopkinson, David and Jennifer Adams, the Margaret Powell Foundation Fund and The Gosal Family Fund. 

MK Community Foundation Sports Bursary - £2,000 

MK Community Foundation awards five sports bursaries each year for talented young local athletes who have a record of significant achievement in sport.

The bursary can support the cost of equipment, training, competition/event fees or sport-related travel. Bursaries are awarded in partnership with SportsAid and Sport MK.  

Nominations can be made through partner Sport Clubs and Organisations only.

Read about our SportsAid Bursary Winners

Read about Ebony Carr, our 2017 Sports Bursary Winner

Adams Bursary for Innovation in Engineering - £2,000 

This award has been created to inspire and encourage aspiring young engineering students at MK College who demonstrate originality, innovation and creative problem-solving in their course work. This bursary is awarded within Milton Keynes College at the Student of the Year Awards.

Read about Jacob Provan, our Engineering Bursary Winner

Christopher Hopkinson Memorial Music Bursary
This annual music bursary was established in 2012 to recognise excellence in music from a local young person under the age of 25.  Nominations can be accepted from local secondary schools and other approved local partners.

Read about Alex Wyatt, our Music Bursary Winner

Contact our Philanthropy Team on today 01908 690276, or email



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