Communities Can: A new project for Community Action: MK

Community Action: MK (CA:MK) have been commissioned to work on a pilot project that will influence the Community and Cultural Services Review (CCSR) at Milton Keynes Council (MKC). MKC want to understand ways in which Libraries, Children’s Centres and Youth Services can be updated to reflect it’s new co-operative council approach whilst best serving local communities.

The aim of the project is to develop an insight to the kind of collaborative delivery promoted by the Co-operative Council concept. We will do this by increasing voluntary activity in Library, Children’s Centres and Youth Services; supporting residents to explore their own priorities relating to those services; and facilitate the generation of ideas around community-led activity and co-production.


This pilot project will run until March 2016, when CA:MK will deliver recommendations to the MKC Project Board. CA:MK will represent the community’s voice about these services, we will highlight the impact of this enhanced volunteering support programme and explore further opportunities for successful service delivery into the future.

To get involved and have your say contact our Project Lead, Rebecca, on

If you’d like to volunteer with these services you’ll find formal volunteering roles being updated during the project at