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1st Whitehouse Rainbows

January 2017 | Awarded: £300

To help fund the new Rainbow group that will give girls who are moving into the Whitehouse/Fairfield’s areas an opportunity to join the girl guiding community. They welcome girls from all backgrounds and give them a chance to try new things and experience adventure.

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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.

St Mungos Church Street

December 2016 | Awarded: £200

To host homeless young people over the Christmas period and make them feel involved. To fund the purchase of a Christmas tree, lights for decoration, Christmas decorations, baubles and tinsel.

MK Citizens Advice Bureau

December 2016 | Awarded: £12,655

To fund the cost of a Citizens Advice Caseworker for 12 months, for the residents of Conniburrow and the Western and eastern expansion areas. A localised service reduces the need for those who are less able to travel to go into their main centre, saving them time and avoiding unnecessary cost.

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Olney Town Football Club

December 2016 | Awarded: £2,000

To fund the purchase of a more cost effect Dimplex Storage Heater system which will replace the ‘old style' convector heaters which are over fifteen years old. Having heating in this kind of establishment if fundamental to all year round use.

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