Funding body information

Milton Keynes Council

Civic Offices
1 Saxon Gate East
Central Milton Keynes
01908 691691

Point of contact:

Community Action: MK,


There are various funding opportunities available to local art related activities projects, most of them are national funds however local voluntary or communities organisations may obatain support from Community Action MK. For further information about funding opportunities, please contact Community Action MK by phone 01908 661623 or by e-mail .

Various funding opportunites are also available for non-for-profit sport associations:

  • Sport MK which awards small grants up to £500 for Sport and activity Development, including equipment grants
  • MK Community Foundation which offers both small grants (up to £1,500) and larger grants (up to £5,000)
  • Sportivate and Coaching Bursary

For more information about local and national grant schemes, please visit the website.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Useful organisations:

Milton Keynes Council for Voluntary Organisations

Access to the required funding information is best achieved by using the A-Z listing of council services. From here it is easy to navigate to the voluntary sector support page and details of the funding available for community and youth groups.

The voluntary sector support page does not provide information on all the council grants that are available to VCS organisations, however, its is fairly comprehensive, listing details of both council funding and external funding, with contact details and also useful links to other sources of voluntary and community sector support.

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