About MK SNAP

Our Story so far...

Our chairty 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 a purpose built premises in Walnut Tree. This exciting space now enables us to operate in a very creative way.

MK SNAP expanded into education in 2012 empower learners to broaden their learning and development in a vast curriculum of 22 course subjects.

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 incom 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.

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Learners attend SNAP each day

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Sport & Physical sessions delivered to learners

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GREEN RAG RATING FOR COMPLIANCE & QUALITY

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Learner experiences delivered across Milton Keynes since we've had our new bus

Our History

1992 – MK SNAP is Established

August 1, 1991
1992 – MK SNAP is Established

1992 – Peter Wilson’s involvement, projecting SNAP forward to the charity status and broadening our horizons.

August 1, 1992
1992 – Peter Wilson’s involvement, projecting SNAP forward to the charity status and broadening our horizons.

1997 – Education was implemented into MK SNAP.

August 1, 1997
1997 – Education was implemented into MK SNAP.

2007 – Breaking ground for the new facility with Woods Hardwick Architects.

August 1, 2007
2007 – Breaking ground for the new facility with Woods Hardwick Architects.

2012 – The charities expansion into education offering a rich curriculum of over 20 sessions including IT skills, Photography / Videography, Horticulture, Catering, Performing Arts and more.

August 1, 2012
2012 – The charities expansion into education offering a rich curriculum of over 20 sessions including IT skills, Photography / Videography, Horticulture, Catering, Performing Arts and more.

2015 – A commercial kitchen was implemented with thanks to Garfield Weston Foundation grant and support.

June 10, 2015
2015 – A commercial kitchen was implemented with thanks to Garfield Weston Foundation grant and support.

2016 – ITV’s The People’s Project created an accessible and multi-purpose garden allowing learners to enjoy an allotment space, sensory area and decking.

August 1, 2016
2016 – ITV’s The People’s Project created an accessible and multi-purpose garden allowing learners to enjoy an allotment space, sensory area and decking.

2017 – Tracey Crouch MP and Minister of Sport & Civil society visited MK SNAP.

March 1, 2017
2017 – Tracey Crouch MP and Minister of Sport & Civil society visited MK SNAP.

2018 – MK SNAPs Mascot Blu was revealed

September 1, 2018
2018 – MK SNAPs Mascot Blu was revealed

2019 – MK SNAP launches new Business plan, vision and values and Dragon partnership.

October 7, 2019
2019 – MK SNAP launches new Business plan, vision and values and Dragon partnership.