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Straight Talking

March 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund six sessions to young offenders on issues of teenage pregnancy and child sexual exploitation. The programme will help the young offenders confront their futures, explore aspirations, and look at the route to achievement.

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Arts Gateway MK

March 2017 | Awarded: £520

To fund the "MyMK" photography project for young people who are not in education, employment or training, culminating in an exhibition at Christ the Cornerstone. The project aims to give confidence to young people who might not have an opportunity to show their work otherwise.

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The Patchwork People

March 2017 | Awarded: £200

To fund a textile exhibition at Christ the Cornerstone to celebrate Milton Keynes 50th birthday. The group have taken the New Town as their inspiration and made a collection of small quilts and textile images to reflect the variety within Milton Keynes.

The PACE Centre

March 2017 | Awarded: £13,600

To fund tuition for children to attend the PACE Centre. Pace is a children’s charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. Their goal is to help children and young people with physical disabilities to achieve their full potential.

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The Honeypot Children's Charity

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To deliver a respite break to 12 children carers from Milton Keynes. Breaks provided by the organisation before have enabled children who participated to feel less socially isolated and more confident engaging in their school, community and family.

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National Autistic Society - MK branch

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a Family Easter Autism Friendly event, speech therapy club, and training for parents of children on the spectrum. The event will offer a place to go for all the family and enjoy not being judged. The Speech Therapy Club would work on addition socializing and working together.

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Milton Keynes Rowing Club

March 2017 | Awarded: £2,064

To fund a double seated boat for their continually expanding membership. They require the boat in order to help with the training of sculling and sweep rowers, the boat will also allow more experienced members to give one to one coaching on the water.

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On the Verge - Gateways Project

March 2017 | Awarded: £200

To fund the author of 'Traveling in Time', Rachel Barnett, to read the book during assembly at 4 local schools. The book tells the story of MK in a unique way, using research undertaken as part of the Underpasses project and the iRemember events with the communities surrounding CMK.

New Bradwell Cricket Club

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To purchase new chairs and tables for the pavilion social area. The pavilion is open every day of the year for social and sporting activities, and is in constant use, so good quality furniture is essential to provide appropriate comfortable and safe seating and table for their users.

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MK ACT

March 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

To contribute towards the Last Resort Fund, which enables the organisation to support people who are escaping domestic violence. Examples of how the fund is used includes emergency lock changes and last minute taxi rides for those in need.

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Ridgeway Community Trust

March 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To refit the kitchen facilities at the Ridgeway Centre Night Shelter venue in Wolverton. The kitchen will also help other projects that take place at the centre, including: Teaching English, Foodbank Distribution, Milton Keynes Money Advice, Indoor Bowls, Ignite Children and the 3D Youth Works.

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Age UK Milton Keynes

March 2017 | Awarded: £41,016

To fund the continued provision of BME Lunch Clubs within Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes has a growing older population and has seen significant growth in the numbers of older members of BME communities. Collectively, close to 300 elders attend across the seven Lunch Clubs each week.

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