Our local charities

MK Community Foundation

The MK Community Foundation helps transform lives and strengthen communities across Milton Keynes. They support local people who are working to make a real difference to vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged people in MK as well as specialising in awarding grants to smaller, lesser known charities and groups alongside supporting well known charities such as MK YMCA and Ride High.

In 2014-15 the MK Community Foundation provided over £1.6 million in grants to local charities and groups who help people in poverty, with disabilities, young children, the elderly, arts, sports and many more causes. In short, they make Milton Keynes a better place to live and work!


The MK Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET) is an independent charity that improves the lives and experiences of its local community. The SET delivers life-changing programmes in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area and focuses on education, social inclusion, health and wellbeing, girls and women’s football, football development and community delivery.

The SET is a dynamic and progressive organisation that is committed to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in MK and beyond.

Willen Hospice

Willen Hospice is an independent charity offering specialist care to individuals with life-limiting illnesses, our dedicated team of doctors, nurses, social care professionals and other health care staff provide round the clock care to our patients and ongoing support for their families. Willen Hospice offers an inpatient unit for patients to stay at the Hospice, a dedicated community team of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Hospice at Home staff, a Patient & Family Services team offering bereavement support and a drop-in Wellbeing Centre giving those not staying at the Hospice access to our services. Our care looks to give individuals comfort, help them find confidence, ease their pain and reduce their anxiety.

Our vision is to always be there to care but to do that, we rely on generosity and dedication of the local community. To continue to offer the care we do, we need to raise £3.6 million every year – that works out at around £7 every single minute!