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Mad March Match

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Get involved in our Mad March Match!

Join in our Mad March Challenge in partnership with Localgiving; offering you the chance to match your donations!

This time the MK Community Foundation is giving away £20,000! 

Both pots have now run out! Thank you to everyone who took part!

Updated at 7am 10th March 2018

Support a local group 

Keep an eye out for local groups on social media who are taking part in the challenge and take advantage of this chance to have your donations doubled! 

Key Facts

Starts: Thursday 1st March at 10am
Ends: Thursday 15th March at 12pm, or whenever the pot runs out—whichever comes first!

Amount matched: Up to £1,000 for one-time donations and £1,000 maximum match per group. This can be one big donation or lots of smaller ones.

How to take part: You must be a Milton Keynes group and be registered on Localgiving in order to participate in the match challenge. Donations received via the Localgiving website during the course of the match will be eligible for match funding.


£10,000 of the match funding pot will come from the Margaret Powell Foundation Fund. If your group or project meets the following criteria, you’ll have a bigger pot to access:

To fund voluntary and community groups delivering projects that:
• benefit frail elderly people and people with disabilities regardless of age
• help those of all ages suffering mental health issues.
Ideally organisations should seek to encourage integration and social cohesion.
You don’t have to be a group dedicated to these issues, as long as you plan to spend your match money in a way that addresses them—for example getting older people more involved in your group, or making your premises more accessible.

In order to access the Margaret Powell Foundation Fund, you should complete the registration form below.

Complete the Margaret Powell Foundation Fund registration form Here

The remaining match funding pot is open to all Milton Keynes groups on Localgiving. You do not have to register separately to access this pot; you just have to be on Localgiving and receive donations during the match!

For full terms and Conditions for our Mad March Match click here

Not Signed up to Localgiving? 

Don't miss out on getting involved in our next match challenge happening this Summer! Simply get in touch with us at or on 01908 690 276 and we'll help you take the next step to get signed up on Localgiving; MK Community Foundation will pay your Localgiving membership fee for your first year!

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