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Milton Keynes Fawcett Group

October 2017 | Awarded: £420

To fund the travel costs and the refreshments for an exhibition that will celebrate the contributions made by women to Milton Keynes during its early days. The exhibition will be held at the central library, and aims to promote gender equality discussions and focus on the accomplishments of these inspiring ...

Building Bridges

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund the resources needed and training for volunteers to be able to provide free maths and English lessons for approximately 2 hours a week, for refugee children living in Milton Keynes. The aim is for the children to integrate more and for the likelihood of them being bullied to be ...

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FeedMK

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund a three course meal for people in Milton Keynes who are homeless and who live in poverty that will be held in the Lakes Estate. The meal is prepared to restaurant quality and guests receive table service. The meal offers an opportunity for the guests to feel valued ...

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Wolverton Secret Garden Society

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the costs for an event in North Milton Keynes that will light up the gardens and the Bill Billings mural; as part of the MK50 celebrations. The internationally known light artist Ulf Pedersen will be responsible for the installation. The event will focus on bringing people together.

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New City Radio

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund materials, a mixing board and mics, and the OFCOM FM licence fee needed to promote the group, which allows the art and culture of Milton Keynes to be highlighted on the group’s radio station, so Milton Keynes residents are more aware of the local talent.

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The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the set design for the play, and fund the coach costs for 75 disadvantaged young people from MK Academy to attend the ‘Our Town’ production. The aim is to inspire the young people who attend, and to enhance their cultural experience so as to have a positive effect on ...

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Works For Us

September 2017 | Awarded: £20,416

To fund a project coordinator, who will identify and source volunteer work placements for the long term unemployed, so they can improve their employability prospects and hopefully move into paid employment. The project also helps to improve the client’s confidence and overall well being.

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MK Melting Pot

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the hiring costs for a variety event for Black History Month; which include hall hire, volunteer costs and promotional materials to promote the communities knowledge of black history month and show the contributions and achievements of Black people to British society.

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Community Action:MK

September 2017 | Awarded: £17,570

To fund the creation of a Governance Development Programme for charities in MK. The project will make positive changes for individuals and organisations and ensure that better outcomes are delivered for the service’s users and participants.

Happy Days Children’s Charity

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a trip for 55 children with special needs to see The Lion King, in order to boost their morale. The children benefit from the experience both physically and mentally and it provides a fantastic morale booster for them.

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Milton Keynes Victors Amateur Boxing Club

September 2017 | Awarded: £3,076

To fund Saturday morning sessions in Bletchley, that will provide an early intervention for children aged 5-11, to help reduce anti-social behaviour. The sport acts as a tool for crime prevention, and would ultimately impact the anti-social behaviour within the area.

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Get Involved Volunteering

September 2017 | Awarded: £4,968

To fund a project for sixth form students to be trained as mentors in safeguarding, health and safety, conflict resolution and leadership; so they can lead younger children into developing youth fundraising and social action projects. The project will also include team building activities for those involved.

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