We are now supporting community groups with funding to recover from the aftermath of Covid-19
Since the beginning of the pandemic MK Community Foundation launched an emergency appeal to support the local voluntary, community and cultural sector to respond to the pandemic and support the most vulnerable people in our society adversely effected by the virus. During the emergency phase of the grant programme the Community Foundation has supported local community groups with 98 grants to the value of over £460,000. Support from providing essential food items to providing mental health support to the most vulnerable people in our society.
It is now essential that we provide sustainable funding through the COVID-19 MK Recovery Fund to support voluntary, community and cultural sector (VCCS) organisations to recover from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Funding is available to support costs including loss of generated income, unplanned costs and adapting to new ways of providing support to vulnerable people in our community. Where possible we would expect organisations delivering similar projects to work in partnership with each other.
This fund is open to constituted, unincorporated, registered charities, not for profit organisations. Priority will be given to organisations who work in the following areas:
Poverty (especially Child Poverty)
Supporting Young People
BAME (Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority)
Only organisations with strong pre-pandemic governance and finances will be considered for funding.
Grant funding will be open to apply via our website using our dedicated online COVID19 Recovery Grant form. (Please see link below)
All groups must supply the following supporting documents:
- Governing document, e.g. constitution and bylaws
- Annual accounts, income and expense report or financial statements
- Bank statement – must be in organisations name, most recent with all information showing
- Names and addresses of all members of management committee (3 minimum)
- Equal Opportunities Policy (referring to the equality act 2010)
-Safeguarding Policy – including details of safeguarding lead locally
Strategic grant funding for the recovery and long-term sustainability of organisations would be considered for up to £25,000. Any organisations that require more than this must contact the Philanthropy Team.
You can view the full grant policy for this fund HERE.
How to apply:
This response appeal is now closed and a new strategice recovery programme will be launching in May. Keep your eyes peeled on our website and social media to find out more.
You can still apply through our regular grant programmes on the following page: https://www.mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk/grants/apply-grant-2020/