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Ifybella Kidney Organisation

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,400

To fund coffee mornings to raise the awareness of kidney disease for BME communities and to dispel myths and promote tissue and organ donor registration. The mornings promote changes in the lives of the participants, which enhance their kidney health and understanding of the disease.

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Community Arts Resource Centre (CARC)

September 2017 | Awarded: £3,669

To fund the purchase of equipment for community, school productions and charity events in the local area; including a tent, marquee and a washing machine amongst other things. The organisation provides low cost equipment for events in the local area.

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Works For Us

September 2017 | Awarded: £20,416

To fund a project coordinator, who will identify and source volunteer work placements for the long term unemployed, so they can improve their employability prospects and hopefully move into paid employment. The project also helps to improve the client’s confidence and overall well being.

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Community Action:MK

September 2017 | Awarded: £17,570

To fund the creation of a Governance Development Programme for charities in MK. The project will make positive changes for individuals and organisations and ensure that better outcomes are delivered for the service’s users and participants.

Milton Keynes Victors Amateur Boxing Club

September 2017 | Awarded: £3,076

To fund Saturday morning sessions in Bletchley, that will provide an early intervention for children aged 5-11, to help reduce anti-social behaviour. The sport acts as a tool for crime prevention, and would ultimately impact the anti-social behaviour within the area.

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MK Melting Pot

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the hiring costs for a variety event for Black History Month; which include hall hire, volunteer costs and promotional materials to promote the communities knowledge of black history month and show the contributions and achievements of Black people to British society.

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Get Involved Volunteering

September 2017 | Awarded: £4,968

To fund a project for sixth form students to be trained as mentors in safeguarding, health and safety, conflict resolution and leadership; so they can lead younger children into developing youth fundraising and social action projects. The project will also include team building activities for those involved.

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Happy Days Children’s Charity

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a trip for 55 children with special needs to see The Lion King, in order to boost their morale. The children benefit from the experience both physically and mentally and it provides a fantastic morale booster for them.

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Citizens:MK

September 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a community leadership training programme, to develop skills amongst community leaders when it comes to organising and evaluating their impact. The people involved would directly benefit by increasing their confidence and learning how to better lead social changes within their community.

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre

September 2017 | Awarded: £14,751

To fund the designer Yinka Ilori to create a piece of artwork that will be used as a sensory garden; with accessible seating, instruments for creating sounds, interactive panels for experiencing textures and a pathway throughout, that will make it accessible to wheelchair users.

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British Basketball Booster Community Group

August 2017 | Awarded: £1,440

To provide basketball training for young people at the Bletchley and Chaffron Way campuses at MK College. The aim is to create opportunities so that young people of all ages and social groups to access physical activities.

The Patch Allotment Association

August 2017 | Awarded: £1,065

To fund the purchase of four bee hives with their frames, equipment and bee suits; they will be based in Woughton on Green and surrounding areas. This project would help to increase the overall community spirit in the area, and would also help bio diversity in food production.

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