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Stony Stratford in Bloom

March 2017 | Awarded: £200

To fund pots, hanging baskets and other plants to enable children of all backgrounds from Stony Stratford and Fullers Slade to plant them, in order to foster pride in their neighbourhoods in MK50.

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Q:alliance

March 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the LGBTQ+ youth group which provides 13-19 year-olds a safe space when they are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity. The group has been running for more than 15 years and are the only charity providing this support for LGBTQ+ youth in Buckinghamshire.

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Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors

March 2017 | Awarded: £300

To purchase equipment and entertainment needed to hold two family fun day sessions, due to successful events in the past. The fun days will include various forms of entertainment for the children; with Inflatables, Arts and Crafts and other activities for them to get involved in.

Great Holm Group Riding for the Disabled Summer Excursion

March 2017 | Awarded: £195

To take our 12 disabled riders away for a summer excursion to the Horse Trust rest home for Horses in Speen. Riding for adults presents a great opportunity for physical, mental and social development, and can provide exercise, mental stimulation and fresh challenges not met elsewhere.

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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.

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