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MK Natural History Society Photography and Nature Day

May 2017 | Awarded: £200

A photographic exhibition: The Wildlife of Milton Keynes - at the Central Library - A nature day event on 1st July at Howe Park Wood (with the Parks Trust) displaying photographs of the work of the Society's volunteers and nature based activities.

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Baby Basics IT equipment and marketing materials

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the purchase of a laptop and printer allowing the charity to be effective with their referral system, social media email and marketing.

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Galley (kitchen) and office space for Milton Keynes Sea Cadets

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a galley (kitchen) and add an office and secure storage above, within the MKCF industrial unit Enabling the sea cadets to take part in cook/steward training help them to plan, budget, prepare for formal dinners.

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Thames Valley Partnership Family Matter Group

March 2017 | Awarded: £2,420

The negative impact on children of a parent’s imprisonment is well evidenced, partners left behind are frequently vulnerable & under pressure. Strong family ties can be a significant factor in helping offenders desist from further crime. TVP works to raise the profile of issues faced by families in these circumstances.

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Great Holm Group Riding for the Disabled Summer Excursion

March 2017 | Awarded: £195

To take our 12 disabled riders away for a summer excursion to the Horse Trust rest home for Horses in Speen. Riding for adults presents a great opportunity for physical, mental and social development, and can provide exercise, mental stimulation and fresh challenges not met elsewhere.

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Broughton Cycling Group MK50 Cycling Sportive

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,968

To fund a Cycling Sportive Event on the 7th May 2017 for over 400 riders. This cycle event had two routes, one of 50 miles flat to encourage new cyclists and 75 mile hilly to challenge riders. The group also held a free family fun day at the same time.

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s New Art, New Ideas

February 2017 | Awarded: £4,600

New Art, New Ideas - a programme of workshops & events delivered by creative sector professionals to MK based students. Students will gain awareness of the role they can play in developing Milton Keynes’ cultural landscape, with particular focus on MK Futures & the city’s bid for European City of Culture.

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MK SNAP 25th Anniversary Celebrations

February 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a worker to coordinate the 25th Anniversary of MK SNAP, and to mark MK50. The events will pay tribute to the valuable contribution people with learning disabilities have made to our communities, and help to document their often forgotten life experiences and histories.

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MK & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch Summer Tea party

January 2017 | Awarded: £618

To fund a summer tea party to celebrate MK50 and create awareness amongst the MS community of accessibility of MK Parks.

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Worktree Data base

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,733

To part fund the development of an online database to support the growth of our Career WorkOut programme, which will grow by 50% next year to involve 6,000 students from six schools and 1,600 work guest hours from 400 companies.

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YMCA Resident Activity Manager

May 2016 | Awarded: £25,000

To fund the Resident Activity Manager post for another year from September 2016. They now have 17 activities on offer each week ranging from cooking, budgeting, DIY, and tenancy workshops, to sporting activities such as cycling, football and badminton, drama, online learning, and a job club.

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MK Melting Pot Summer School Holiday Club

May 2016 | Awarded: £1,360.00

To fund a Summer School Holiday Club for children between 7-14 years old. This cost will help to pay for the hall, snacks, and a coach/bus.Activities will include: Cooking, sewing , keep fit, storytelling, painting, outings to places of interest, jewellery making, crafts, card making and gardening.

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