Saturday, 20 May 2017

Celebration of Citizen Innovation & Launch of Crowdfunding


Kick of the Volunteers’ Week with a celebration of citizen-innovation projects in Milton Keynes!

We are delighted to invite all community members in Milton Keynes (and around) to a free celebratory event, which will take place on the first day of the national Volunteers’ Week!

When? Thursday 1st of June: 5.30-7pm

Where? The Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill Communities, Japonica Lane, MK15 9JY.

What? The event will be dedicated to celebrating the amazing work of local volunteers and groups in Milton Keynes who have run their citizen-innovation projects as part of the Our MK website, which is powered by the MK:Smart project. Those volunteers and their projects have been making a real difference to various communities across Milton Keynes!


Franzi Florack, Owner of the first Our project supported by Our MK – ‘Food Passport’ – just one of the amazing Our MK Volunteers!

Click here to watch a short video our the Our MK initiative.

We are also delighted to announce that at the event we will be launching a new exciting feature on the Our MK website – CROWDFUNDING! You will not only be able to find out more about this new opportunity for local communities to get involved with and raise funds and reach out for support through. You will also have a chance to pledge your support to a few Milton Keynes based projects that will be launching their own crowdfunding campaigns on the day! More information about this will follow soon, so please tune in and follow this blog and the #OurMK hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.

Please join us at the event to:
  • Speak to previous citizen innovation projects and find out how their initiatives have improved their communities in Milton Keynes
  • Learn more about the new crowdfunding tool on Our MK and how you take advantage of it!
  • Explore how to fund your next great idea through Our MK to improve your community
  • Network with lots of interesting local people full of passion for making Milton Keynes a smart and sustainable place to live!

Please join us to celebrate the passion for citizen innovation in Milton Keynes and the amazing work of local volunteers!

The Chrysalis Theatre is an amazing local venue and we are delighted to celebrate the project there! Yummy and locally – sourced refreshments will be provided!