Community Action: MK believes in supporting our groups and friends in the voluntary and community sector. Join us for these exciting upcoming events in Milton Keynes.
Meet the representative of MK Health & Wellbeing board, learn more about living well in communities, discover the hidden gems of Conniburrow, improve cyber security for your voluntary or community group and learn about social investment for your organisation.
Wednesday 25th September 2019, 1pm – 3pm
Acorn House foyer
Peta Wilkinson is one of the VCS representatives on the Health and Wellbeing board in Milton Keynes.
We are giving you a chance to express your views and to bring any health-related issues you have to her on the 25th September, 2019 1pm – 3pm at Acorn House.
Tuesday 8 October, 2pm -3pm
Optional walk to Conniburrow at 3 pm
The Meeting Place (next to The Point in CMK)
Community Action:MK are hosting our Autumn Networking in line with the Festival of Creative Urban Living, happening on Midsummer Boulevard.
Join us to explore ‘Living Well in Communities’ in the new urban dwellings of Milton Keynes and come together with colleagues and friends from the voluntary and community sector to explore the hidden gems within these communities.
There will be a walk (optional) into Conniburrow to view the hidden gems of this estate and to explore the community engagement activities taking place there, with guidance from our colleagues working with Big Local Conniburrow.
Workshop 1: Tuesday 8th October: 11am – 1pm
Workshop 2: Thursday 24th October 11am – 1pm
Grant Thornton, 199 Avebury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 1AU
The Thames Valley Police Cyber Security Advisor will be providing two short Cyber Protect awareness sessions in October 2019 for Community Action: MK in order to empower their own local voluntary and community sector groups to speak with confidence within their immediate communities of the current cyber threats that the general public may experience.
They will cover such matters as how to notice the signs of a phishing email, or an email with a damaging attachment / link, the importance of secure passwords for sensitive accounts as well as how to maintain internet connected devices. In addition; how victims of a cyber or fraud crime, can report to Action Fraud and where people can go to get additional help and support.
1:30pm – 4:40pm
Herons Lodge, Bradwell Rd, Great Holm, MK8 9AA
An afternoon event for charities, social enterprises, community businesses and local groups in Milton Keynes interested in social investment.
Social investment is the use of repayable finance to help an organisation achieve a social purpose. Charities and social enterprises can use repayable finance to help them increase their impact on society, for example, by growing their business, providing working capital for contract delivery, or buying assets.
It is often seen as a London-centric activity, which means it can be harder for social enterprises and outside of the capital to access social investors and gain a better understanding of the financial products available.
Visit www.goodfinance.org.uk if you would like to find out more.