Our events

11am - 12pm Ethnic minority achievement network, 12pm - 1pm Citizens Advice - this thursday

Whitehouse Surgery | 9am – 1pm
This week we have the MK Discovery Centre joining us from 11am – 12pm, and then Volunteering Matters from 12pm – 1pm. MK City Discovery Centre is an educational charity set in 12 acres of woodland. With a community garden and gardening club. You can come help us grow fruit and veg! Come & talk to Volunteering Matters about their Stepping Stones project. Find out about how you can get involved and support young people leaving mental health inpatient services. Come along and see what the groups have to offer and how you can get involved! We will be there from 9am – 1pm so why not pop along and chat to us!

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Autumn Craft With Community Action MK And Woodlands Children’s Centre
Friday 29th October 2021 | 1pm – 3pm
Where: Hanslope Scout Hall

Come and join Woodlands Children’s Centre and Community Action: MK at Hanslope Scout Hall, to get involved with all things crafty! You can learn about the Children’s centre and what it has to offer, as well as learning about how you can get involved within your local community, while doing some nifty autumn crafts! Community Action: MK will also be on hand to help with the crafting and to talk about anything to do with your local community, as well as what it’s like to live in Hanslope, how you can get involved in volunteering and whether you yourself would like to set up or take part in any of the local groups! Register here.

Local

Conniburrow Wellbeing Cafe
Wednesdays 10:30 – 2.30pm

ROC wellbeing group are collaborating with Great Linford Parish Council, the Big Local, the Salvation Army and residents of Conniburrow to open a Wellbeing Cafe on Conniburrow. The Cafe will be open on Wednesdays 10:30am to 2pm and will offer tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches, toasties and paninis and cakes. We are starting with craft activities and will add to this as we hear and respond to local need. Find out more here.

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MK Afro Diaspora Awards
Saturday 16th October 

M & G Productions, a voluntary organisation in Milton Keynes, is carrying out its 2nd Afro /Caribbean Diaspora Awards Night in Milton Keynes. As a group they support, promote and organise events for unemployed over 18’s with Creative Media skills within the MK community. MK Afro Diaspora Awards 2021 is an annual event which promotes achievements, commitments, and contributions made by Black Afro Caribbean individuals, companies and associations within the Milton Keynes community. These outstanding individuals will be awarded based on their credits, hard work and popularity by votes casted by their supporters. Find out more and book your tickets here. You can stay up to date by following #MKADA2020.

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Want to start a Leadership Learning Club but not sure where to start: Gaining insights from former participants, facilitators and those aspiring to launch a learning club.
Wednesday 20th October 2021 | 12:30pm to 10:45pm
Location: Online

This webinar will bring together academics and practitioners to share their learning and give tips to other leaders and organisations considering starting leadership development learning clubs. A panel of speakers will share their thoughts and ideas with the opportunity to ask questions. Register here.

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Climate Cafe re-launch
Saturday 13th November 2021 |  3pm – 5pm
MK’s Climate Cafe is being relaunched this November! There will be a Green Fair with stalls, speakers and a workshop. Help the Climate Cafe raise awareness about the climate emergency in MK! Contact climatecafemk@gmail.com for more information or to get involved. 
As our local group, Planting Up MK, describes them: Climate Change Cafes offer a starting place to break the mould of isolation and confusion caused by these desperate and tragic times by giving us a discussion group to help address our feelings of isolation, where we can discover our common ground and get together to talk in a safe, guilt-free environment.

Acorn Early Years SEND Training

  • Supporting Positive Behaviour with Young Children | Wednesday 3rd November 2021| 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Find out more here.
  • Identifying Early Warning Signs of SEND | Thursday 18th November | 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Find out more here.

National

Free webinar: Tap into free funding income
Monday 18th October | 12.30pm

Come along to this informal lunchtime drop in session to find out your voluntary group, CIC, social enterprise, church, school, sports club or charity can benefit from unrestricted funding. Becky from easyfundraising will talk through how your volunteers, staff and supporters can use the easyfundraising platform to raise donations for your organisation when they shop with thousands of leading retailers. Becky will demonstrate how it works, show you how to get started and answer any questions you might have. With the Christmas shopping period just around the corner, this is a good opportunity to boost your funds. Easyfundraising is free to use and is trusted by 170,000 good causes around the UK. Places are limited so book your attendance now. Register here.

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BCL Launch Event
Thursday 28th October 2021 | 3pm – 4pm

Black Charity Leaders is a first-of-its-kind initiative that seeks to advance race equality in the charity sector. Our mission is to support charities that are keen to bridge the value gap for their early-mid career colleagues of colour. We work with charities from all over the UK that are committed to improving their experience and culture for minority employees. Join us on Thursday 28th October at 15:00 for our official launch! Whilst this event is aimed at charity sector leaders, corporates are welcome to attend to find out how they too can get involved. Register and find out more here.

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Charities Against Hate Live virtual event
Tuesday 16th November | 9am-12.40pm
 
Charities Against Hate is a coalition made up of charities and campaigners working to stop online hate and bring about positive change on social media. They are holding a free, virtual event for those interested in finding out what they do and how they can get involved. Read more about how to get involved and sign up here.