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Works For Us

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,793

To fund a staff member to deliver administrative support to the organisation. Works for Us helps long term unemployed people in Milton Keynes so they can develop skills in order for them to be able to move closer to paid employment, education or training.

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UK Makkal Sangam

December 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the food, venue hire and a PA system for the Harvest Festival of India. The event is a chance for the community to socialise and for people to showcase their talents, while the children can learn about the traditions of the festival.

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Georgina Lee

November 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

Georgina Lee is this years music bursary winner! The bursary was presented at Milton Keynes City Orchestra. Georgina hopes to buy an 'A' Clarinet so she is able to play the orchestral music that she is aspiring to.

Milton Keynes Fawcett Group

October 2017 | Awarded: £420

To fund the travel costs and the refreshments for an exhibition that will celebrate the contributions made by women to Milton Keynes in it's early days. The exhibition at central library, aims to promote gender equality discussions and focus on the accomplishments of these inspiring women.

Building Bridges

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund resources needed and training for volunteers to provide free maths and English lessons for approximately 2 hours a week, for refugee children living in Milton Keynes. The aim is for the children to integrate more and for the likelihood of them being bullied to be reduced.

FeedMK

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund a three course meal for people in Milton Keynes who are homeless and who live in poverty that will be held in the Lakes Estate. The meal is prepared to restaurant quality and guests receive table service. The meal offers an opportunity for the guests to feel valued.

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The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the set design for the play, and fund the coach costs for 75 disadvantaged young people from MK Academy to attend the ‘Our Town’ production. The aim is to inspire young people to enhance their cultural experience so as to have a positive effect on them.

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Wolverton Secret Garden Society

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the costs for an event in North Milton Keynes that will light up the gardens and the Bill Billings mural; as part of the MK50 celebrations. The internationally known light artist Ulf Pedersen will be responsible for the installation. The event will focus on bringing people together.

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New City Radio

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund materials, a mixing board and mics, and the OFCOM FM licence fee needed to promote the group, which allows the art and culture of Milton Keynes to be highlighted on the group’s radio station, so Milton Keynes residents are more aware of the local talent.

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Shenley Christian Fellowship

September 2017 | Awarded: £2,749

To fund a family worker for one year, so that parent and toddler sessions can be doubled each week for residents within 0.5 miles of Shenley Christian Fellowship. The project helps to reduce social exclusion and supports families in need, including children with special needs.

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The Middle Eastern Language School

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund up to 30 new students from poorer backgrounds to learn the Arabic language. A lot of the children are newcomers to the UK and have been through distress; the study of Arabic will boost their confidence and help them to retain and improve their first language.

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Haversham cum Little Linford Parish Council

September 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a skate ramp for young people and adults, for people who enjoy skate boarding, BMX cycling and scooters. The facility will provide opportunities for new participants to get involved in the sports and will have a positive impact on the resident’s physical and mental health.

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