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Arts for Health

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the ‘Now you See Me’ exhibition, that will showcase the work of Milton Keynes disabled artists at Centre:MK. The event will raise awareness and challenge people’s perceptions with regards to physical disability and mental health, and promote opportunities for more people to be involved in events.

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Men in Sheds Milton Keynes

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,065

To fund a training programme to train people in wood machinery, which will ensure the continued safe running of the workshops there. The projects purpose is to improve safety for the ‘shedders’ while they enjoy the facilities available in the wood working area.

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Milton Keynes Sea Cadets

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a galley, add an office and add secure storage within the MKCF industrial unit. These new facilities will help with the cadets acquiring cooking/steward skills and will ultimately enable them to potentially build a basis for a career in hospitality with recognised qualifications.

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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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Enrych Buckinghamshire

April 2017 | Awarded: £17,000

To fund an Enrych operation dedicated to Milton Keynes, and for the cost of a co-ordinator to help develop and build social activities for adults with disabilities. Enrych works individually with its members to find a volunteer who can work with them, which in turn, helps combat any isolation.

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Hertsmere Leisure

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,170

To fund a table tennis club during term time for 11-16 year olds. The programmes objective is to combat the increase in obesity amongst young people, and to also provide high quality activities that help to improve community cohesion.

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Milton Keynes Festival Fringe CIC

April 2017 | Awarded: £4,000

To fund the 2 day ‘Busking Festival’ which creates a chance for young people, artists and performers to showcase their work. The event involves street art shows, musicians, poets, dancers, actors and many more, who will demonstrate their talents across various places in Milton Keynes.

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The Middle Eastern Cultural Group

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a study & business plan for MK Bridge, to develop a one-stop shop that will bring together the BME community groups in MK, so they are able to share resources and collaborate together. The benefit will be that the groups will have a stable location to operate from.

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Fishermead Trinity Centre

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the hire of Woughton leisure centre, to train a basketball team. The aim of the team is to engage young people, who can develop team and communication skills all while getting fit. The project will ultimately lead to developing a branded young people’s basketball team in MK.

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Inter-Action (MK) Ltd

April 2017 | Awarded: £4,543

To fund a complete refresh of the nightclub, Groovy Gecko for learning disabled adults. The three areas which will evolve will be: mentoring and engagement with members, skills and training and the increase and expansion of their offers. The club offers quality entertainment within an accessible area for its members.

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Polymnia

April 2017 | Awarded: £800

To fund the preparations for a concert performance in St Mary and St Giles Church in Stony Stratford. The concert offers the chance for the Youth Choir to sing alongside a high quality adult choir, and for the audience to be able to hear a cross selection of different music.

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Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors

April 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

To enable the organisation to have activities on during the summer, to encourage a sense of community cohesion, increase socialising and decrease feelings of isolation, by making it accessible to as many people as possible. This will be done by providing free or affordable sessions that people can attend.

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