Community Action: MK CIL – Weekly Info & Updates

Welcome to the weekly bulletin for the voluntary and community sector of
Milton Keynes.
We are updating our website on a daily basis to bring you the latest in news,organisational support, local volunteering opportunities and support and information for communities.

Please continue to visit our homepage as well as our dedicated Covid-19 response pages.

Resources for groups and support for groups during the Covid-19 pandemic
Read the latest news for charity groups, organisational support from us and other organisations, funding opportunities and risk management. This page is updated on a daily basis.
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Furlough guidance
This guidance sets out the process to claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It explains who is eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (“furlough”) due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more
Podcast: Are you set up for remote working?
How you can get your charity up to speed to support remote working through COVID-19, what tech can help you stay connected to colleagues, donors and networks and how we can operate in a secure, collaborative and productive manner. Read more
Using Social Media & Modern Technology With At Risk Groups 
With many of us trying to work creatively with modern technology and social media  to keep in touch with many thousands of children, young people and adults at risk during the crisis, SAFEcic has developed new free safeguarding resources as part of the new Safeguarding Crisis Hub.
Local responses to Covid-19: What is happening in your area?
This page is updated on a regular basis as we continue to hear about the amazing work being done in our communities. Please get in touch with us if you would like to update the information of your local area. Read more
Information for communities regarding Covid-19
Find out the latest news, ideas for self-isolation, resources for vulnerable people, financial support and guidance, and tips for taking care of yourself and your mental health.
This page is updated on a regular basis.
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Covid-19: Tackling violence against women and girls in Milton Keynes
Home is not likely to be a safe place for survivors of domestic abuse. Social distancing and self-isolation are being used as a tool of coercive and controlling behaviour by perpetrators and are shutting down routes to safety and support. Read more
Unprecedented times: Taking action during COVID-19
From neighbourly acts of kindness to tracking important data , the last few weeks and months have shone a light on the power of human creativity and collaboration.Explore this curated list of resources, from funding and volunteer opportunities to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Read more
Who is my local councillor?
You can find out who your local councillor is by using the My Milton Keynes mapping system and entering your post code. Find out what is happening in your area. Read more

Community Action:MK & Macmillan Cancer Research Survey 
Community Action: MK are working with Macmillan to try and develop a better understanding of the experiences of BAME and faith communities in Milton Keynes in relation to cancer and cancer services.
Take the survey
Are you willing, able and safe to get involved with some volunteering opportunities that have arisen as a result of Covid-19? 
If yes, please complete the expression of Interest form. We can then share this information with groups that are working at the forefront to ensure residents and communities across MK are supported.
See a list of funding opportunities on the CA:MK website
We are constantly updating our Resources and support for groups during Covid-19 page with new funding opportunities. Please scroll down to ‘Funding’ to see the full list. Read more
Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Appeal
The Community Foundation has established the Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Appeal. Grants may be made for charitable purposes to relieve hardship caused directly or indirectly by the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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AHA Members Meeting
22nd April 2.00-3.30 pm via Zoom
If anyone is willing, please email elizabeth@aha-mk.org. As planned, this meeting will discuss the Milton Keynes Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan that AHA has been working on these last few months. We will also devote part of the session to the unusual circumstances that we are operating in now
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