MK Community Foundation launches Impact Report reflecting on a year of great challenge
This past year has been one to remember for obvious reasons, and Milton Keynes Community Foundation’s Impact Report highlights not only the struggles we have faced as a city, but also the ways in which we have come together as a community to support those in need.
Launched today, MK Community Foundation’s report reflects the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the community of Milton Keynes. The Community Foundation awarded over £1.6m in grants to 198 charities and community groups in order that they could continue to provide vital support to some of the most vulnerable people in the borough throughout the pandemic.
The report rounds up some of the incredibly inspiring work that has been carried out locally, in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, whilst highlighting the many challenges faced, such as the adaptation of services, loss of income, issues around mental health and the urgent need for funding in order to survive.
This report is more than just an account of what has happened this last year; it is a celebration and thank you to all of the incredibly generous people who donated to their COVID response appeal, and the tenacious and hard working local community groups and charities who continued to deliver their services under the most difficult of circumstances. As a result of the public’s generosity, MK Community Foundation were able to provide life changing support to local organisation.
Ian Revell, Chief Executive at MK Community Foundation says: “MK Community Foundation, your Community Foundation, have done everything we could possibly do to match your generosity. I know, when you read this report, you will be proud to be a Milton Keynesian and you will want to join me in thanking everyone who has contributed to bring much help, support and kindness during this crisis. There’s still more to be done to support the future sustainability of the sector and we will continue working hard to help groups to recover from the effects of the pandemic.”