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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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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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Time 4 Autism

March 2017 | Awarded: £200

To organise workshops, trainings, sport and leisure activities in Milton Keynes for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Milton Keynes Christian Centre

March 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the purchase of a new disabled access minibus for the Time Out project. Time Out is an over 60s group that meets weekly at MKCC in Oldbrook. Members are often frail, becoming frail or have disabilities, which prevent them accessing our volunteer’s vehicles or a standard minibus.

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National Autistic Society - MK branch

March 2017 | Awarded: £200

To fund family events during half term; Families who have members on the autistic spectrum usually find it difficult to attend ordinary play and activity places. They aim to fund two activity days: A family fun day at Medbourne Pavillion and a Walk in the Woods, exploring outdoor areas.

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Tall Ships Youth Trust

March 2017 | Awarded: £2,500

To fund 10 places for disadvantaged/disabled young people from Milton Keynes on a voyage. They will provide 10 young people a unique and exciting residential learning environment, to allow them to develop independent living skills, along with work based and community skills.

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Bletchley Old Peoples' Welfare Committee

March 2017 | Awarded: £1070

To fund new double glazed doors for the centre that are wide enough for wheelchair access with a low threshold to allow wheelchairs and mobile scooters access.

Milton Keynes Arts Centre

March 2017 | Awarded: £4,600

To fund Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s ‘New Art, New Ideas’ which will provide support and mentoring that is crucial for developing a successful career within the creative sector. The aim is also to raise awareness in the students of the role they can play in the development of Milton ...

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Milton Keynes Islamic Art Heritage and Culture Organisation

March 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the hire of marquees, staging, the provision of art workshops for people with disabilities and the hire of an outdoor demo kitchen at the Art in the Park Cultural Festival. The event will create greater cultural understanding, overcoming barriers being faced by certain communities.

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