COVID-19 Recovery Framework


The Council’s Covid-19 Strategic Recovery Framework (PDF, 2.3MB) outlines how Milton Keynes and its people can successfully recover from the impact of COVID-19.

It outlines how MKC will work as an organisation and with its partners on recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

In response to the challenges MK faces, the Council proposed its largest ever economic financial package for Milton Keynes’ ‘recover’ stage, worth £3.4m, alongside which it aims to protect and inspire at least £2bn of specific and identified investment into the city.  

The £3.4m investment will fund activity led by the Council and its partners to:

  • Transition to a greener economy that prioritises inclusive growth and reduces poverty and inequality
  • Support businesses and attract inward investment
  • Retain high levels of employment and reduce unemployment
  • Provide practical help and support to those in need
  • Deliver a financially sustainable council
Framework Fund

The breakdown of our £3.4 million Recovery Framework Fund is into the following categories.

  • £2.25 million for Economic Recovery Planning (of which £1m to support business recovery, £750k is to support people back to work, £250k to support women in work and £250k is to support young people)
  • £500k investment in sustainable transport, for cycling walking and sustainable modes of transport
  • £350k to tackle inequalities (of which £60k is to support Children’s Mental Health Services, £100k is to tackle health inequalities in BAME backgrounds, £40k for bereavement support, £150k to extend support for Foodbank Xtra
  • £150k for Community Restart support (of which £100k is for a VCSE Restructure fund and £50k is for a Community organisation support fund)
  • £150k to develop ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure schemes

The Economic Recovery Plan for Milton Keynes, supported by £2.25m of funding, was approved by Cabinet on 1st September 2020.

You can read more about our Economic Recovery plan here.

Last Updated: 21 October 2020