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Ouse Valley Eagles American Football Club

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,770

To fund 20 weeks of American Football sessions per season over the course of 5 years. The sessions will be for children aged 14-16 in Milton Keynes, and aims to get more people involved in playing American Football.

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Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust

December 2017 | Awarded: £560

To fund a trip to Adventure Pirate Golf for 50 bereaved children from Milton Keynes during half term. The outing will boost their self-esteem and give them an opportunity to have some fun. Everyone will have one round of golf, followed by a finger buffet.

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Milton Keynes Rowing Club

December 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a storage unit for up to 40 boats and equipment, which will allow more and newer boats to be stored and make room for a training area. This will mean the boats will not be subject to adverse weather and will not obtain damage.

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December 2017 | Awarded: £3,174

To fund staff for Primary ‘WorkOut’ sessions for children from deprived areas in Milton Keynes. The programme aims to raise career awareness in young people so they can have a better idea about what they want to do in the future.

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Tracing the Pathway

December 2017 | Awarded: £12,000

To fund the staff, publicity costs and accommodation for a research project called ‘Groundwork’ that will help to produce art and support the development of local artists. The aim of the project is to promote the arts within Milton Keynes.

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Willen Hospice

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,994

To fund a physiotherapist as part of the ‘PREP Programme’, which helps those in the earlier stages of a life limiting illness, so that they can have an ongoing lifestyle and manage their condition more effectively. It is a free service that offers physiotherapy, speech therapy and other support.

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Riverside Parks Group

December 2017 | Awarded: £1,030

To fund entertainment and toilets for the Riverside Fair in Stony Stratford. The fair attracts families to the park and encourages people to use it more frequently, it is also an opportunity for the attendees to learn about their local environment, while enjoying the attractions and entertainment.

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Phoenix Rising:MK

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,400

To fund two marketing project leaders and venue hire for 6 months for a music project within MK for adults with learning disabilities and difficulties. The project will help them develop their verbal and communication skills. The project will end in the summer, with 3 performances at different venues.

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Ebony Carr

December 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

Ebony Carr is this years winner of the Sports Bursary! She intends to use the bursary to pay for warm weather training next year to be able to compete internationally in athletics to help her achieve her goals.

MK Inclusive Tennis

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,937

To fund the staff needed for free tennis lessons for children who attend MK College, which will encourage children to play sport on a more regular basis. The lessons will be held within lunch hour or after school, with an enthusiastic coach to get children more interested in sport.

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Wriggle Dance Theatre

December 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the performance costs for 6 free performances of Wriggle’s show for children in MK6 area. The show ‘Into the Rainbow’ is an interactive, fun and playful show for families that may otherwise not be able to experience entertainment like this.

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Arts & Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes

December 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund artists, artist development training and materials for a 7 month action research project that will encourage MK schools to be more creative. The project will work with 10 schools in Milton Keynes and 5 arts providers to bring the arts to the children.

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