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Stony Stratford Lantern Project

July 2017 | Awarded: £655

To fund the materials that are required for the lantern festival in Stony Stratford. The event is part of the town’s annual Christmas lights switch on, and encourages creativity, and provides an opportunity for families to connect and spend time together.

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MK Prostate Cancer Support

July 2017 | Awarded: £500

To fund blood testing sessions for prostate cancer. The event raises awareness of prostate cancer and educates people to the preventative cautions to take, to aid in the battle against this disease. Past sessions have been successful in identifying individuals who needed further treatment.

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Little Miracles

July 2017 | Awarded: £1,195

To fund arts and crafts materials and DBS checks to enable the organisation to run activities in the summer for disabled children. The project helps families with receiving support within a welcoming environment, which will help them build stronger bonds as a family in the long run.

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Acornfields Community Interactions CIC

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund an exhibition to be held at Milton Keynes Library, which will include donated artefacts from residents from a diverse range of backgrounds. The event will encourage interaction between different cultures within the community, by allowing people to tell their story.

The Stables (Wavendon Allmusic Plan)

June 2017 | Awarded: £22,300

To fund the MK50 celebratory event ‘Feast of Fire’, so the access can be improved for the event, a volunteer co-ordinator can be employed and a training programme for young people who are NEET can be offered.

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MK Melting Pot

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,485

To fund a summer school holiday club aimed at low income families. The club will run from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday for a period of 6 weeks over the summer. The club will provide activities including: sewing, cooking, exercises, gardening and many more.

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Action4Youth

June 2017 | Awarded: £10,000

To fund the development of the ‘Inspiration Programme’. It will be a certified educational and personal course for young people to develop skills, knowledge and experience of the wider world and society. It will be offered through schools and colleges to Year 12 students.

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Make Lunch MK

June 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the costs for running the Make Lunch MK project. During the school holidays, the organisation provides free cooked food for children and families who would normally benefit from free school meals. Their ethos is to create a family environment for anyone who walks through the door.

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M & G Productions (Might and Grace)

June 2017 | Awarded: £999

To fund a ‘Walk d Walk’ fashion show that will promote the organisation’s members who have arts and fashion design skills, which will be in collaboration with other professional individuals/organisations. The event ultimately enriches the skills of the community, by nurturing people’s individual passions.

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BalancED MK

June 2017 | Awarded: £4,747

To fund a project that will offer advice via a telephone and email service, and also access to a self-support group, nutritional guidance, educational training and counselling. The service is via self-referral, and encourages people to seek help with their mental health issues, to aid long term recovery.

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City Discovery Centre

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund session leader development training, which will allow an increase in capacity and therefore double the number of school children who can experience MK’s New Town heritage. The benefits of this programme include the continuous passing on of knowledge about the town.

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Arts Gateway MK

June 2017 | Awarded: £4,590

To fund the Charlotte Vincent Milton Keynes residency with Virgin Territories Dance Theatre digital installation and engagement programme at MK College and MK Gallery. The aim is to encourage people to talk about the content and themes of the work and to make people aware of a different dance form.

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