Taster Session: Thursday 7th September: 11am-12pm at Centrecom, CMK.For more details and to book your space, call Padma Cheriyan on 01908 377 058 or e-mail PSCheriyan@gmail.com
Trubys Garden Tea Room have teamed up with One Voice and the Church of Christ the Cornerstone to celebrate Milton Keynes 50th Birthday with food, poetry, storytelling and music from the local community.
The event will take place on Saturday, 15 July at the Guildhall, 300 Saxon Gate, MK9 2ES, between 3 – 9 pm.
All food will be halal and multi faith prayer facilities will be available.
Proceeds from food sales will go to local community causes.
Proceeds from food sales to local community causes.
Click here to e-mail the organisers if you have any questions.
Visit Trubys Garden Tea Room on Facebook – click here.
Milton Keynes Council are in the process of bidding for MK to be the European Capital of Culture for 2023. This is an exciting opportunity for the city and you can be part of it!
We have been engaging with residents across Milton Keynes to find out their views about the city. Let us know what you enjoy most about Milton Keynes.
Click here to complete a short questionnaire to let us know what you think by answering 4 questions:
To find out more about the project, visit Milton Keynes Council’s website here.
Date: Friday 30 June 2017
Venue: Acorn House, 351 Midsummer Boulevard, MK9 3HP
Time: 2-3pm: Information Session with tea & cake. 3-6pm: Drop in (please ask for Anna and Julie)
This is an information session for anyone interested in the new Community Connector volunteering role as part of the Managing My Money project. This is a new initiative, with the community-engagement element of the project led by Community Action: MK in collaboration with The Open University, and funded by Money Advice Service.
This session is your opportunity to come and meet the team at Community Action: MK, find out more about the project and meet other volunteers interested in becoming a Community Connector.
See more information about this volunteering opportunity on the poster below and on the project page – here.
If you cannot come along on Friday, please register your interest in volunteering as part of the project here. If you would like to speak to our team about the project, please call our office on 01908 661 623 and ask for Julie or Anna.
On Thursday 1st June we we were delighted to launch the next phase of the Our MK project that we have been supporting as part of MK:Smart. A crowdfunding element has been added to Our MK and four initial projects, all based in Milton Keynes, launched their campaigns.
These projects need your backing, so please pledge your support to help them make great things happen in Milton Keynes.
The four crowdfunding campaigns are:
The Learning Tree is a holistic and therapeutic outdoor learning project based on the Urb Farm in Wolverton. They would like the children of Milton Keynes to be able to experience a different view of life by building a traditional tipi in the woodland at the farm. Not only will this provide a sheltered outdoor classroom it will offer children the chance to experience how many people across the world live – not separate from nature but in harmony with it. The project needs just over 50% of their target (£4,371) to make their campaign a success!
3) The Green Oasis of Milton Keynes
The Patch Allotments at Woughton on the Green are a green haven for the residents of Milton Keynes. People can experience peace and quiet on the site with their own piece of land to grow your own food and socialise with other tenants. Very sadly, they have recently been affected by thefts at the allotments and are trying to raise funds to purchase equipment to replace the stolen items. They are seeking £2,213 and still need to raise over £60% to reach their campaign goal!
Click here to pledge support to their campaign.
3) Life-saving defibrillators for Camphill MK
Camphill MK Communities are looking to crowdfund the purchase of two essential, potentially life-saving defibrillators for the community of people with learning disabilities based at Camphill as well as the many visitors to the site. £2,982 is needed to cover the costs of the defibrillators.
Click here to pledge support to their campaign.
The MK Community Fridge is two fridges and one freezer located in the foyer of The Old Bath House and Community Centre, Stratford Road, Wolverton and available to access from Saturday 1 July. The fridges will enable residents and businesses to share surplus food and for anyone to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wasted. The project has already reached its crowdfunding target, but a wider support is needed to help it launch and develop into a sustainable local initiative!
Click here to pledge support to their campaign on Our MK.
On behalf of all of the crowdfunding campaign and the Our MK team, THANK YOU!
Crowdfunding via Our MK is now open to any local groups and residents, who would like to raise funds and gather support for local projects that can make a difference to communities in Milton Keynes. Click here to visit Our MK website to find out more and to get some useful tips on how to start and make your crowdfunding campaign a success!
The recent cyber security attacks have been a stark reminder of how digitally vulnerable we might be and how quickly an assault can disrupt an organisation, whatever it does. Here are some best practice guides from NCVOs Knowhow Nonprofit site to help your organisation get protected:
How to protect your organisation’s IT systems
Practical steps you should take in using anti-virus software.
How to stay safe from email scammers
Tips for individuals to implement in their every day work.
How to use more secure IT systems
Measures your organisation should carry out to protect itself, including establishing good practice policies.
South Northants Volunteer Bureau have a new vehicle for hire. Some of you may be familiar with their minibus hire service, but they also have an outreach vehicle which can be used as a mobile office or private consultation room when you’re out and about in the community. The hire can include internet access, laptop, wi-fi printer, table and chairs leaflet displays and an a frame. For more information call 01327358264 or email Nick