Over the course of the day you’ll be able to attend sessions on a range of topics relevant to the voluntary sector in Milton Keynes. Stay all day or drop in for what interests you. The timetable will be released shortly!

More sessions to be announced soon!

Please RSVP here, even if you only intend to come for part of the day.


Thank you to MK Council and MK Community Foundation for supporting this event.

Funding Alerts

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. MK Community Foundation will be awarding grants of £5,000 – £10,000 to charities and community groups delivering projects that support women.

Click here to apply.

If you’d like help with applying, contact us at Community Action: MK to get support with putting your bid together via

People’s Health Trust

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years. Read more here.

Community Led Housing in MK

What do you want from a home? To know you have friendly and supportive neighboursFor your home to be warm, light and spacious, designed to help you stay independent longer? To have low running costs – good for you and good for the environment? To be able to share some indoor and outdoor spacesfacilities and activities – because that makes sense socially and economically?

Come and find out about cohousing for people 50+ at Still Green’s next meeting on Saturday, 22 September, 2018.

The meeting starts at 11.00 and is followed at 13.00 by a bring-and-share lunch then a visit to Rainbow housing co-operative in New Bradwell to learn from their experiences over 40 years as a community and to see their common house and gardens

More here.

Introduction to Governance on Wednesday 10th October is an opportunity to find out about Community Action: MK’s Good Governance programme and how the voluntary Charity Code of Governance could help your small charity or community group refresh its board or committee practices.

During the session we will cover:

  • What is the Good Governance Programme
  • What is Governance and what it is not
  • The 7 principles of the Code and how to apply them
  • Best practices for Governance improvement

Book your free place now.


Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Read Easy Coach


This weekend watch a visually stunning, outdoor show , performed by a cast of  local women cyclists & professional performers, commissioned by in