On 30th March, Community Action: MK hosted our Funding Fair, in partnership with Engage MK. The fair was a chance for voluntary groups, charities, social enterprises and community development practitioners to meet funders, explore new ideas for generating income, and learn some new skills at our workshops.

The event was attended by nearly 90 people, representing organisations from across MK. These included Middle Eastern Cultural Group, MK SNAP, Joint Civic Aid Corp, Friends and Families MK, Carers MK, RNLI MK, Bosom Pals, Works for Us and many, many more……Thanks to all those who came along – we hope you found it useful.


Also we extend a big ‘thank you’ to those funders who had stalls or ran workshops.


To download copies of the workshop presentations, please use the links below:

Introduction to Community Shares by Wolverton Community Energy

The benefits of having a strong business plan plan by the Cranfield Trust

An introduction to Lloyds Bank Foundation grants by Lloyds Bank Foundation

Introduction to Crowdfunding by GlobalGivingUK

An introduction to the Big Lottery Fund by Big Lottery Fund

Funding for local green spaces by Groundwork


This event was a partnership between Community Action: MK and Safer MK who support the Engage MK Network