Community Action: MK toolkit

We know there is a lot of information to process, some factual and some hearsay. We have been working on a toolkit to help groups get through this difficult time. This pack aims to filter out the confusing messages and provide straightforward and practical advice for you and your group. (Links below) 

We understand that some volunteer roles may become redundant at this time, or you might be lacking in volunteers due to government recommendations and measures. In this instance please get in contact to let us know if you have volunteers that might be willing to help in another capacity, or any urgent roles in your service that could be filled by volunteers.

Latest News:

Organisational Support:


  • MK Community Foundation – Emergency Response Appeal. This details MKCF’s appeal aims and how to get in touch about funding.
  • Martin Lewis is giving grants of £5k to £20k to small registered UK charities, or local arms of bigger charities. Foodbanks, charities engaged in community aid, financial advice help and more –  to help with specific UK coronavirus-related poverty relief projects. Apply HERE
  • Waitrose and John Lewis pledge to give money to support the communities you live and work in Keep an eye on their news for funding updates – Here
  • Neighbourly Covid-19 Community Fund: Micro grants are available for charities and community groups that are existing members of the “Neighbourly” CSR platform, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • 93 Sources of Charity Emergency Funding
  • CAF Emergency Fund – New 5mil fund for small charities from Charities Aid Foundation
  • Thames Valley Police Funding – New round of funding for charities supporting communities

Risk Management: