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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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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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Carers Milton Keynes

June 2017 | Awarded: £25,000

To fund the ‘Same Chances’ project; which aims to develop a service that supports Young Adult Carers and helps them to have the same chances as other people their age. It involves one to one sessions, life skills training, peer support groups and other methods to help each individual personally.

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MK Melting Pot

June 2017 | Awarded: £4,845

To fund cooking courses at Springfield Community Centre for groups of people within Springfield, so that they can learn about healthy cooking skills, budgeting and offer them the opportunity for them to be able to earn a Health and Food Hygiene Certificate.

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The Fred Roche Foundation

June 2017 | Awarded: £903

To fund a free event in the Fred Roche Gardens for MK50. The party will include music, dancing, refreshments and activities for people to get involved with. This celebration will help people understand and create awareness in the way in which Milton Keynes is moving forward over the next 50 years.

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Create (Arts) Limited

June 2017 | Awarded: £2,477

To fund arts workshops that will enable disabled young people to develop their creative and social skills and confidence while creating new friendships. The project will help the young people involved to grow in self-confidence and self-esteem, while increasing their creativity.

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund an open day at the centre that will provide an entertaining and educational day of drop-in sessions for various crafts, such as: ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting and silversmithing that will be suitable for all abilities. There will also be artists running informal demonstrations.

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Aylesbury Vale Rape Crisis

June 2017 | Awarded: £4,881

To fund a one to one counselling service and helpline for women who've been affected by sexual abuse. The service aims to increase their mental well being of and help them to be more in control of their lives, and to increase their social networks to combat isolation.

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Friends of the Caribbean

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,570

To fund the cost of volunteers, the hire of Campbell Park Cricket ground and a public notice in the Citizen for a Caribbean fun day in July. The project aims to bring the community together, while teaching people about a popular Caribbean sport.

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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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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.

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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