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YiS Youth Counselling Service

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a member of staff who will work part-time to develop and build relationships with local schools to increase the profile of the organisation and improve the capacity of the amount of specialist counselling services they can provide to young people.

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Baby Basics

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a marketing project to promote the growth of Baby Basics; which includes promotional material such as a personalised gazebo to use at events they visit. The aim is not only make people more aware of the organisation, but to also hopefully result in more donations coming in.

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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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Sherington Pre-School

March 2017 | Awarded: £180

To fund three tablets that will facilitate the use of an online system to track and monitor the children’s progress and allow parents to access their child’s records. This system will enable parents to be more involved in special moments in their child’s education.

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Milton Keynes Torch Trust

March 2017 | Awarded: £430

To fund the transport costs of a holiday in Hassocks for 7 people with visual impairments, some of whom also have other disabilities. The aim is to provide a holiday to the participants which will lift their spirits and make them feel happier and more positive about their situation.

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Potential Plus UK

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To help fund a free event that will bring the community together. Activities will involve speakers for children (about things like particle physics and maths) and activities such as circus skills. This will help to reduce isolation, and offer support where needed.

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Broughton Cycling Group

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,968

To support a Cycling Sportive and a family fun day alongside the event for the families of riders and local families in wider MK. The aim is to increase community spirit and to bring people together to support local participants in the race.

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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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Thames Valley Partnership

March 2017 | Awarded: £2,420

To continue and consolidate the work of the Family Matters Service in Milton Keynes. The families of those sent to prison are often the unrecognised secondary victims of crime and face complex problems, TVP works to raise the profile of issues faced by families in these circumstances.

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Ride High Limited

March 2017 | Awarded: £30,000

To part fund a Chief operating Officer for Ride High for one year. Ride High is a local charity that helps to transform the lives of Milton Keynes’ most disadvantaged children by teaching them to ride and care for horses.

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