At Community Action: MK, we support local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector groups and organisations within and around Milton Keynes. We offer support, guidance and signposting services to enable groups to set up, formalise, manage and develop themselves, whether this be a larger charity or a small grassroots community group or project.

We can offer support through emails, telephone calls or more specific and more tailored support can be provided through our online 1-2-1 support sessions. The areas we can support you with are listed below:

  • Communications
  • Financial enquiries
  • Funding
  • General development
  • Governance
  • Legal advice
  • Starting a new group
  • Signposting
  • Training
  • Venue enquiries
  • Volunteering support

As part of our support we have collated the latest information and intelligence from the VCSE sector both at a local level and national level to inform our information sheets. These provide a comprehensive overview of the topic you are seeking more information and support on. You can view our collection of information sheets for groups and organisations here.

We are able to provide groups and organisations with funding support. We can do this by running a comprehensive funding search that is tailored to your organisation. If you are looking for funding and would like us to run a search for you, click here to fill out a form. If you require assistance with the form, please get in touch with one of our team and they will do their best to support you.

We also have a comprehensive list of funding streams and donors located in our Funding Directory. This is a list of both local and national funding streams, organised by theme. This directory is updated on a regular basis so please always check in to view if more streams have been added to the relevant section. In addition to this we add newly added funding streams to our newsletter and to our dedicated funding page.

If you are looking for a volunteer role, recruiting for volunteer roles or would just like some more information on what is out there for the volunteering community of Milton Keynes, please visit our dedicated volunteering page here for more information, or contact

Below are some testimonials from groups that we have previously supported …

It is very valuable having an organisation that has its ear to the ground, is up to speed with local developments and the needs of the community. Also, to have an organisation that can pull together resources, networking opportunities helps with not having to reinvent the wheel all the time.


This is really positive information and we are enthused to get started

Valerie – DAFS MK (Drugs Alcohol Family Support)

It was lovely to join the networking group and to hear about all the amazing work that everyone is doing. Fantastic to see the community come together.

Hannah – Willen Hospice

If you need any support, please contact us firstly at, or call 01908 661623 to speak to a member of our team.

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