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Friends of the Library in Olney

March 2018 | Awarded: £1000

To fund gazebos and other equipment to enable the group to be able to put on more events for the local community. The gazebo will protect from inclement weather and make it easier for the group to have events.

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MK Reader Service

March 2018 | Awarded: £900

To fund the tickets for plays and also refreshments, for 30 members of MK Reader Service in Milton Keynes with disabilities; to offer a chance for the participants to feel included in the community and less isolated.

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Hertsmere Leisure

March 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To fund the costs for various activities for children who have arrived in Milton Keynes through the social care system. The aim is to create a safe space where the children can feel a sense of community and socialise.

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Something to Look Forward To

March 2018 | Awarded: £2000

To fund staff and other costs to promote the well-being and to relieve the stress for those who are experiencing the effects of cancer in Milton Keynes; through providing individual and family experiences.

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MK Pre-School Learning Alliance

March 2018 | Awarded: £1369

To fund the marketing costs for the promotion of MK:Toy Library to the public, and also to raise the groups profile to local residents and fund additional hours for staff.

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Creative Ways Taekwondo

February 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To fund 200 World Taekwondo Federation approved foam mats to make up 2 sparring rings, so that members can train in a better environment. This will help people who wish to train to compete at various events.

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Arts for Health MK

February 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To fund the costs for an exhibition at centre:mk from 23rd June to 15th July, to showcase artwork by disabled artists in Milton Keynes and to challenge people’s perceptions and reduce the stigma surrounding disability.

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February 2018 | Awarded: £5000

To fund costs for a dance festival over a 3 week period in Milton Keynes so that residents can enjoy viewing all different aspects of dance. The event aims to encourage everyone to get involved with dancing by both doing and watching.

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MK Melting Pot

February 2018 | Awarded: £4935

To fund the costs for training sessions to be run over the course of 6 weeks for people in Conniburrow at a community café. During the course they will learn basic cookery, employability skills and how to run the café, as well as a food and hygiene course.

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre

February 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To help fund costs for the free two day ‘Hey Clay’ event of ceramic drop in sessions, to give people the opportunity to take part in the arts and learn about ceramics. The two day event will include drop in sessions with tutor-led workshops and taster sessions.

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Compos Mentis Theatre

February 2018 | Awarded: £1006

To fund puppets and the costs for a performance that is being developed by people with mental health issues within Milton Keynes. The project aims to help the participants to be more self-confident in in themselves and with seeking help for their illnesses.

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Woughton Men in Sheds

February 2018 | Awarded: £5000

To fund the construction of a facility for people and groups in the MK6 area, so that they can learn basic DIY skills. The facility will offer the chance for local adults to build upon skills in a friendly environment.

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