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Empowering Unpaid Carers: CarersMK Grant Transforms Lives

The generosity shown to the Cost of Living appeal last year meant that MK Community Foundation were able to support organisations with targeted financial support.

Many of CarersMK's service users confided in the charity and stressed just how much they were struggling to heat their homes and provide food for their families due to the increased costs.

CarersMK received a crucial £10,000 Cost of Living grant from MK Community Foundation, so that they could offer financial support to unpaid carers through the challenging winter months.

They could provide £200 one-off payment to 50 families, providing a lifeline amid the Cost of Living Crisis. The grant significantly enhanced mental wellbeing, addressing urgent needs like utility bills and food.

One Carer, who provided full-time care to a partner with memory impairment, faced significant financial strain.

Unable to work, they struggled with household bills and transportation costs, forcing them to walk, worsening their back problem.

The Cost of Living Payment played a crucial role in managing their expenses and alleviating stress.

With the cost of living crisis only intensifying this winter, we need your support more than ever in helping to support community groups such as MK Carers.


Ways You Can Help

There are many ways you can make a difference in Milton Keynes, by donating through us;

  1. Make a one off donation

  2. Become a Friend

  3. Donate your winter fuel payment

Your Support Can Brighten a Life

Help us support the charities and community groups in Milton Keynes who are working tirelessly to help vulnerable families and individuals through the cost-of-living crisis.

Interested in our Grant Programmes?

Get in touch with our Philanthropy team on 01908 690 276 or visit our Grants Page