Our charity was founded by families just like you, who were looking to give their loved ones a safe space to develop and grow.
In 1992, MK SNAP began in a modest unit in Kiln Farm with just 9 learners and their families, developing work training experiences to vulnerable adults from age 18 years +.
After more than ten years at Kiln Farm, the unit was no longer able to meet the growing interest. With the support of Peter Wilson, in 2004, a £2.6-million-pound New Centre appeal was launched to enable moving to purpose-built premises in Walnut Tree. This exciting space now enables us to operate in a very creative way.
In 2015 the MK SNAP cafe was launched allowing learners an inclusive work opportunity in hospitality and catering. The kitchen also aids the fundraising challenges in unrestricted income to help with the general running costs. The use of the kitchen has launched learners into a new world of catering, now offering corporate lunches and specialist cake orders.
The MK SNAP Garden is a fun multipurpose space allowing for harvesting fruit and veg, outdoor classroom activities and events. The garden is completely accessible to all. The garden is also very popular to our partners and local companies to spend volunteer time and team days out.
MK SNAP continues to work with local companies, providing a quality service which our learners really enjoy. As a progressive charity, we are forever seeking the support and partnerships of our local businesses to engage our learners, support our fundraising campaigns and help you to reach your CSR goals.
Although MK SNAP remains a charity at the heart of the MK Community, we are now delighted to receive learners from the bordering counties of Bucks, Beds and Northants. Today we have a growing number of learners with a wider variety of disabilities and with your support, we continue to promote and build an inclusive charity.