Community Action – Welcome to the weekly bulletin for the voluntary and community sector of Milton Keynes.

Welcome to the weekly bulletin for the voluntary and community sector of Milton Keynes.
SAVE THE DATE: Festive Networking Event
Wednesday 11 December, 4pm-6pm
Save the date for a festive networking event with friends and colleagues in the voluntary and community sector of Milton Keynes.
Understanding Data Protection Law
Friday 15 Nov, 9.00-12.00, Church Lane, Bedford.
JustUs is delivering a free training session introducing basic concepts of Data Protection Law for voluntary sector workers – focussing on services who have contact with people who have lost their homes.
Full details here.
Safeguarding Training through Acorn Training Centre

Acorn Training works in collaboration with Tammie Redman, an expert and experienced safeguarding trainer and consultant, to deliver the most comprehensive safeguarding training programme in our region. Lots of sessions in Nov and Dec.
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New resources from Good Finance for infrastructure organisations

Good Finance has released a collection of tools and resources to help infrastructure organisations present on Good Finance and social investment.
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Action4Youth Conference 2019
November 12 @ 10:00 – 16:15 Free
This years conference will cover key priorities for the youth sector and include presentations on the challenges and opportunities facing young people and issues surrounding child obesity.
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‘Just about Coping’ podcast
A New podcast released by Mental Health First Aid called ‘Just about Coping’, hosted by Simon Blake Chief Executive. The podcast looks at the future of mental health and wellbeing, looking at how we can help and create a space where everyone is coping.
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European City of Sport workshop
5 Nov, MK Stadium, 09:30-13:30
Following our successes of MK becoming the European City of Sport for 2020, and one of the UK hosts of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 Football Tournament, you are invited to attend a workshop and engagement event to hear more.
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Statutory guidance review for local youth services: have your say
Have your say on how the statutory guidance for Local Authorities on providing youth services can be more useful for local youth service provision and young people themselves. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 1 December 2019
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Regeneration Strategy Survey
MK Council are consulting on our vision, commitments and principles and will use the feedback from this to develop the next regeneration strategy; ensuring it is developed with the input of local communities. Deadline 19 November.
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Volunteering Opportunity of the week: Age UK – Walking befriender
Are you a good listener and do you enjoy walking? Can you spare an hour every week or fortnight to visit an older person and take them for a gentle stroll at their own pace for some fresh air and exercise?
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Volunteering Opportunity: Friends of Newport Pagnell & Olney Lions
The ‘Friends of’ group consists of people who have no intention of becoming a member, but who are willing to help out if they are free when an additional pair of hands is needed.
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Volunteering: Christmas collection for Spinal Injuries Association
SIA invite you to come along to Milton Keynes Central train station on Thursday 12th December and host a bucket in aid of SIA. Please register with Jen Sims HR and Volunteer Coordinator j.sims@spinal.co.uk or 01908 604191
Connection Support: Administrator
We require an administrator to join our enthusiastic, hardworking and reliable team in Milton Keynes. Connection Support provides a breadth of specialist support services to a range of people facing complex life challenges.
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MKDP launch £60,000 Community Fund
Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) is launching a new community fund that will give £60,000 to groups and projects in the city every year.The MKDP Community Fund will award individual grants ranging from £500 upwards to local not-for-profit organisations whose work benefits residents, communities and their quality of life.
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Police Property Act Fund
This Fund is an opportunity for Community and Voluntary Groups to get involved and assist the PCC and Thames Valley Police in tackling and reducing crime. The grant funding is now open for applications until 12pm on Friday 22 November
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Cold Weather Fund
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government are providing up to £1million of the Cold Weather Fund to Homeless link to administer funding to charitable organisations that are not commissioned by local authorities. Grants ranging from £5k – £25k can be applied for up to Friday 6 December.
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Children in Need Small Grants programme.
Applications can now be made for up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. Funding is available for projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under, experiencing disadvantage.The next deadline is 2 December. Find out more
Camphill MK Communities Artisan Food & Craft Fair
Saturday 9th November
Chrysalis Theatre, Cafe and Camphill grounds.
Joining our creative community will be local artisans, makers crafters and producers selling their creations and helping to support our charity.
The Craft, Art & Food Fair is FREE to all attending.
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Child Bereavement UK Open Day 
15th November 2019, 11:00 – 17:30
An opportunity for families and professionals to drop in and learn about our work in Milton Keynes supporting families and training professionals when a child grieves and when a child dies.
Child Bereavement UK, Sapphire House, 1b Opal Court Eastlake Park, Fox MIlne, MK15 0DF.
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