How we can support you

Community Action: MK offers support and guidance on setting up, managing and developing your charity, voluntary or community group in Milton Keynes. We can also help with starting or developing community/ volunteering projects.

We can work with you on a 1:1 basis, or connect you with local training and events. We give advice on getting fit for funding, developing your group, forward planning and good governance. To find out about our volunteering service, visit our Volunteering section here or to find out about our outreach and community development work in the MK’s expansion areas, visit our New Communities & Growth section here.

Information Sheets and Templates

As a first step, we encourage you to look at the information sheets and templates we provide here, covering a range of topics – anything from getting a new group/ project started to data protection, communications, finance and funding advice, and more.

Online Support

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or think you might require more in depth support, there are a couple of options. You can book a 20 minute slot with us so we can see how to help, these slots are for organisations and individuals, register here. Alternatively, please complete and submit the short online form below – the Support Team at Community Action: MK will contact you regarding your query. Please provide as much detail as possible, so we can understand how to best respond to your request.

Help with Funding 

Visit our dedicated funding page to see the latest local and national funding opportunities, which we also share through our weekly newsletter

Our Information Sheets have a section dedicated to Funding  & Finance, where you can find some useful tips about preparing and writing funding applications. 

If your  group or organisation has an income below £30,000, you can sign up for free on the My Funding Central platform to access their funding database and run your own funding searches. Otherwise, our team can run a funding search for you – to request this, please complete this short form

Get in touch with our team

For more information or if you would like to connect with our Support Team, contact us at or call 01908 661623.

We will aim to contact you as soon as possible, but please allow at least 3 working days for us to get back to you.

What other said about our work

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 the whole time.


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

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

Valerie, DAFS MK (Drugs Alcohol Family Support)

Covid 19 impact and Collaborative Action Groups

We understand that many of our local Voluntary and Community Sector groups in Milton Keynes are currently facing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. We would love to help you and your group to overcome these – please get in touch to share what you need.

As a response to the Covid-19 crisis, we have facilitated a network of Collaborative Action Groups (CAGs). The network brought together a wide range of voluntary groups/charities, volunteers and community leaders to share learning and identify issues and gaps within our communities, and to make sure that those in most need receive the support they require. We are working closely with various networks to address and support needs, do get in touch.