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.
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 – for example we can run a funding search for you or help you find volunteers to support your work, or connect you with other organisations or resources that are available.
As a response to the Covid-19 crisis, we have also been facilitating a network of Collaborative Action Groups (CAGs). The network brings 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. The CAGs connect online and share resources/training through an online platform. If you would like to join this collaborative network, do get in touch.
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.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for or think you might require more in depth support, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Jane, MK SEND IAS
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)