CA_MK AGM 2018 (1)

You are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting which will be held on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at The Chrysalis Theatre, Japonica Lane, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY.

There will be a special focus on how we tackle Social Isolation in Milton Keynes, with guest speakers:

Dr. Ann Limb CBE DL – Chair of The Scout Association and Roger Kitchen – Community Action: MK

Refreshments will be provided and we hope that this will be a fantastic opportunity for you to network across the voluntary sector in Milton Keynes with our “Let’s Make Connections Cafe” giving people the opportunity to network in a relaxed and informal way.

We hope you will join us.

Times 5:00pm -7:30pm (Formal Business 5:15pm)

Please RSVP here.


Action4Youth invite you to the Action4Youth Conference 2018

Thursday 1 November 2018
10.00 am – 4.00pm
A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Venue: The Holiday Inn, New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, HP22 5QT
The welfare of young people and the challenges they face are at the heart of our conference this year as we address the challenges of crime and radicalisation, mental health and wellbeing through the teenage years and the education system.
Who should attend: Anyone involved with community organisations looking to improve their organisational development and leadership – While there is a focus towards young people, the conference is relevant to all community organisations.
We, who work for and with young people, need to ensure that we are effective and efficient in all we do so we have sessions to help us hone both our thinking and practice.
The conference is FREE to attend.
Click here for more information and programme details and to register for your free place A4Y Conference 2018
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Make Change Happen is a new free online course from Oxfam and Open University, now open for registrations:

Connect with other changemakers around the world to explore how power dynamics, collaboration, opportunity and action can tackle poverty and injustice. #FLMakeChange


The Social Business Alliance are looking for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations who can offer support and social, emotional and practical help to MK residents, especially for lonely or anxious people.
Here is the link for the Survey:
Any questions, please contact Sue at


Need a helping hand? Cisco Partner Account Managers are planning a day in Milton Keynes next month.

We are all between 25 & 50 years old, fit, able, IT literate, we can clean/clear/train/educate, do whatever you think would be of value. Please do let us know if we can be of support to your organisation on this day by calling 07789 270788.


Calling small charity leaders

The Weston Charity Awards is inviting small charity leaders to take part in its annual online survey. Last year’s survey showed three quarters of small and medium sized charities were spending little or no time on long term planning and strategy and needed support planning for the future.

Is this something your charity can relate to?
The survey might help you consider whether your charity could benefit from the kind of strategic support offered through the Awards. As a small incentive, a donor has provided a 32GB Apple iPad to be won by one charity picked at random from those who take part.

Take the Small Charity Leadership Survey


Under-resourced: Why are charities wide of the mark on core funding?

This week is Charity Finance Week and, as part of this, Charity Finance is celebrating the value of finance and other core functions within charities. As well as holding a parliamentary reception at the House of Lords to highlight the value of finance professionals and other core staff in charities, Charity Finance has issued the findings of a survey it performed to find out more about charities’ core functions. In this long-read from Gareth Jones, he explores the value that finance brings based on the survey results and the downside of not investing in core functions. Read the article to find out how well-resourced charities are when it comes to core functions, and to see comments from a number of charities on this subject.
—————————————————————————————————————————————–Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Fresh Start Facilitators
Deadline: 31st October