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 have the following governance and financial documents and submit these with all applications:
Equal Opportunity Policy
Adult safeguarding policy (if applicable)
Child protection policy (if applicable)
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:
If you are unable to apply online, please request a Word document form from firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01908 690 276
Our MK Emergency Appeal fund is also live:
Help for community groups, charities and other not for profit organisations
Grants may be made for charitable purposes to relieve hardship caused directly or indirectly by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Find out more and how to apply HERE.