Milton Keynes Dons Sport and Education Trust (MK Dons SET) is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee (number 1123762) and an award-winning organisation. The team that brought MK Dons FC to Milton Keynes always intended to develop a robust, innovative and sustainable community legacy. Establishing this organisation represents a significant step forward in ensuring that a true legacy is developed.
We organise the delivery of our work in six main streams: education, social inclusion, health and wellbeing, girls and women's football, football development and community delivery. These themes are supported by Business Development, Finance and Administration departments that play a key role in enabling us to deliver our work.
This gives us a breadth of operation that allows us to be an influential partner in many aspects of the local community and make a significant contribution regionally and nationally.
Each year over 50,000 adults and children benefit from activities such as holiday courses, matchday clubs, study support, tackling obesity programmes, team coaching, mini soccer and multi sports programmes. These are delivered in partnership with a range of agencies and organisations including Milton Keynes Council, NHS: MK, Schools and Junior Football Clubs.
The organisation has grown from one full-time employee with 15 part time staff in 2004 to 27 full-time, 31 part-time staff and over 50 volunteers by June 2010. We try to be a learning organisation by actively seeking out best practice amongst football clubs and other local, regional and national agencies and organisations, in order that our programmes sets benchmarks for quality and service.