MK Melting Pot (MKMP) is a community group and CIC that engages with the diverse communities living in Milton Keynes. We aim to celebrate cultures and promote the values they hold. We work with individuals from areas of the community that are hard to reach including low income families, BAME groups, lone parents, sickle cell patients and long term unemployed; seeking to engage participants in a wide range of activities and improve community cohesion. Previous projects have included cookery classes, community cafes, community parades, employability workshops, and summer workshops for children from deprived areas. In all that we do, we seek to raise the awareness of the needs and aspirations of these communities enabling them to fully integrate and understand their role in making Milton Keynes a thriving and vibrant city to live, work and experience.Why the community needs us
We run community cafes; the cafes include those in areas of deprivation to give opportunities to people in the areas to come out and integrate as well as have someone to talk to. we undertake roadshows and parades to promote the celebration of the different people from different culture in Milton Keynes. We also run empowerment workshops and help stimulate people with small home businesses to develop their ideas by participating in 'table top' sales. Cookery school is also run by MK Melting pot.Our impact on the community
Milton Keynes community foundation's grant and local giving has supported us with successfully piloting a number of pilots. Through the grant we set up a young men's cooking project and trained unemployed young and older residents of specific areas on Basic cooking skills as well as food hygiene skills. The positive outcome from these sessions has resulted in 2 participants securing employment and 2 participant have now built up their confidence and motivation skills.
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