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Let's Celebrate MK50!

Help us to celebrate Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday in 2017 in partnership with MK Council and The Parks Trust.

Local charities and community groups are invited to apply for funding to help the wider community celebrate MK’s 50th Birthday!

As well as our usual funding, we have additional Small Grants funding (up to £1500) available for events taking place between 23 January 2017 and by the end of December 2017 on Parks Trust land.

See here for a map of Parks Trusts parks in Milton Keynes.

This funding has been made available by MK Council and MK Parks Trust who have collaborated to ensure that local people have the opportunity to celebrate our city’s 50th year as a fantastic place to live, work and raise a family.

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 places on Parks Trust Land, or include an important and substantial element which takes place on Parks Trust Land.
  • Celebrate MK50

Funding can be for the projects themselves, including preparation and delivery. It cannot be used for MK50 celebrations elsewhere in the city, or events on Parks Trust Land unrelated to MK50.

We recommend applying as early as possible. If you are applying for a summer project, we recommend applying no later than 5th May for Community Grants, and 26th May for Small Grants.

Contact the grants team today on 01908 690276 or email to talk about your group’s plans for MK50, whether your project fits the criteria for our extra funding, and how you can get involved.

If your group is planning an event for MK50 which isn’t taking place on Parks Trust land or would require a larger grant, you can still apply for our usual funding, so please do still contact us to talk about your plans.

If you meet the above criteria you can apply for this funding through our normal Micro, Small, and Community Grants application forms.

*Photo credit to Adam Close, Drone MK