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Sports Traider

January 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

Funding towards the purchase of two sports wheelchairs suitable for playing tennis. The group are wanting to provide disabled sports wheel chairs for the local community – they are working with Stony Stratford Tennis Club in particular and want to provide wheelchairs for playing tennis.

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East Bletchley Youth Community Group

January 2017 | Awarded: £90

To fund a trip to an MK Dons match for the youth football group. The youth club provides a safe environment for young people aged 11 - 19 on a Wednesday evening from 7 - 9 pm.

Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust

December 2016 | Awarded: £752

To fund memory boxes for children who have lost family members. After a bereavement, they provide each child with a memory box to keep items relating to their special person. These boxes help children to come to terms and understand their feelings when they lose a loved one.

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Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the transformation of a side room on Ward 2 (adult short stay), into a space which leaves patients feeling calm and comfortable. The room will be decorated by an artist, who they plan will hold workshops with patients, staff and community to formulate suitable ideas.

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Milton Keynes YMCA

December 2016 | Awarded: £19,079

To support a pilot scheme to increase the mental health work that they provide, to 3 days per week. This would allow them to recruit a dedicated person to develop the scheme. The Therapy Worker will cover areas such as: suicidal thoughts, self-harm, anxiety, depression, anger issues and addictions.

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December 2016 | Awarded: £4,733

To part fund the development of an online database to support the growth of the Career ‘WorkOut’ programme, that teaches young people about their potential future careers and opportunities. The database would deal with managing volunteer bookings and correspondence at lower than the current costs.

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5th Newport Pagnell Scout Group

December 2016 | Awarded: £1,496

To fund the purchase of tables, benches and tableware for group activities for their camping equipment. They will also be used at other group activities such as weekly meetings and when holding a community fundraising events.

Special Needs Unit Gymnasts (SNUGS)

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,705

To part fund the cost of accommodation, food and team uniforms for the visit to the British Special Olympics, for 10 gymnasts, three coaches, and one welfare officer from Milton Keynes. This event shows that with the right support, what people with intellectual disabilities are able to achieve.

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Mediation MK

December 2016 | Awarded: £1,482

To fund the cost of a mediator to visit clients in court for a 3 month pilot period. A mediator would be available to assist couples in resolving issues concerning their children and avoid the long, expensive, and distressing process of litigation.

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MK Reader Service

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,656

To fund the installation of a recording room in their new premises at Margaret Powell House. This is vital for the delivery of their free transcription service; they offer to transcribe any paperwork onto CD or audio cassette for people with visual impairments or other disabilities.

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British Blind Sport

December 2016 | Awarded: £715

To help fund the marketing, venue hire and volunteer expenses for 2 visually impaired taster days at Snozone. People with visual impairments can feel isolated and have less chances to take part in sport. This can affect their health and wellbeing; these sessions will help to address these issues.

Togfest Music Festival

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the hire of some of the main infrastructure for the 2017 festival and the First Aid provision. The infrastructure includes: main stage, ‘portaloos’ and fencing. It gives the opportunity for local bands to perform live and showcase original material to the audience that attend the festival.

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