Get Involved

Milton Keynes Council is co-ordinating the MK50 programme but we know it’s the efforts of individuals, communities and organisations that will make MK’s birthday a success.  

Here’s some ways you can get involved:

Develop an Event or Activity

We are developing a two-strand programme for MK50 and its up to you to decide how you want to get involved:

  1. Develop and deliver an MK50 Major Programme event, which helps to tell the story of Milton Keynes over the last 50 years – to be part of this strand projects will need to have a high impact and need to meet our MK50 Major Programme criteria. You will need to register your event by completing and returning this form. Major Programe events will benefit from our marketing and PR activities.
  2. Develop and deliver an Associated Programme event, these will sit alongside the MK50 Major Programme and you will be allowed to use the MK50 logo.  You can register your event by uploading it to our 'What's On' page via this link.  
Be part of a City-Wide Event

There are three key points during the year when we want everybody to get involved, by running their own events (whether communities, businesses or charities) and celebrating in their own areas and communities. Find out more here.

If you need any help to get you started, including advice on road closures because you are holding a street party or similar, please take a look at our Resources page for the MK50 Event Toolkit.

Use the MK50 logo

If you’re celebrating MK50, feel free to use the MK50 logo.  Read some guidance here and CLICK HERE to download JPEGs of the logo.  Email us at culture@milton-keynes.gov.uk if you want it in another format.

For more information about Communications and Marketing relating to MK50, which hashtags and online platforms we are using, please see our Communications Guide.

Send us a fact or photo

We’re looking for facts about MK’s people, businesses and groups to to add to the 50 facts about MK page.  Email your fact to us at culture@milton-keynes.gov.uk or tweet us @CultureMK.  We’ll ask our social media followers to vote facts in and out to keep the list relevant.

We’d also love you to share your photos of MK from the last 50 years, especially if they show how the borough has changed.  Email your photos to us at culture@milton-keynes.gov.uk and we’ll use them here or on social media.

Grants from MK Community Foundation

MK Community Foundation support community groups through micro grants (up to £200) small grants (up to £1500) and community grants (up to £5000).  MK Council are supporting community and cultural projects for 2017 by collaborating with MK Community Foundation to offer grants specifically for MK50. To apply for a grant towards your activity, please see the MK Community Foundation website: https://www.mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk/funding-for-your-project