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Make Lunch MK

June 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the costs for running the Make Lunch MK project. During the school holidays, the organisation provides free cooked food for children and families who would normally benefit from free school meals. Their ethos is to create a family environment for anyone who walks through the door.

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MK Melting Pot

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,485

To fund a summer school holiday club aimed at low income families. The club will run from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday for a period of 6 weeks over the summer. The club will provide activities including: sewing, cooking, exercises, gardening and many more.

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BalancED MK

June 2017 | Awarded: £4,747

To fund a project that will offer advice via a telephone and email service, and also access to a self-support group, nutritional guidance, educational training and counselling. The service is via self-referral, and encourages people to seek help with their mental health issues, to aid long term recovery.

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M & G Productions (Might and Grace)

June 2017 | Awarded: £999

To fund a ‘Walk d Walk’ fashion show that will promote the organisation’s members who have arts and fashion design skills, which will be in collaboration with other professional individuals/organisations. The event ultimately enriches the skills of the community, by nurturing people’s individual passions.

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Compass Club

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,230

To organise basketball and football for young people from different estates, to get them to engage young people in sport, while celebrating the MK50 anniversary. The event will enhance social cohesion by easing community tensions.

MK Natural History Society Photography and Nature Day

May 2017 | Awarded: £200

A photographic exhibition: The Wildlife of Milton Keynes - at the Central Library - A nature day event on 1st July at Howe Park Wood (with the Parks Trust) displaying photographs of the work of the Society's volunteers and nature based activities.

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YiS Youth Counselling Service

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a counsellor for 138 sessions, or counselling for young people in MK over 12 months. The counselling offered helps young people with a variety of issues, with promising results. Some of the things in which they help with are: anxiety, depression and family problems.

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Ridgeway Community Trust

May 2017 | Awarded: £952

To fund a weekend trip for the Friday Youth Club to go to the Caldecotte Xperience. The trip offers the chance for the children to gain new experiences and challenge themselves in an encouraging environment.

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Local Media Initiatives CIC

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,200

To fund the building of the website, which will allow people from different communities communicate with each other. The website will give residents the opportunity to write their own stories about themselves and events that are taking place in their own communities that will hopefully help the community grow stronger.

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MacIntyre Care

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,139

To fund a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, which will take place at Marshall Amplifications. The participants benefit from engaging in activities that help to grow their confidence and creativity. The programme also helps to improve their reading skills, as they are learning dialogue.

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Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors

May 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

To fund activities that will take place over the summer for families to take part in together, to create a more cohesive community spirit and reduce feelings of isolation for vulnerable people. There will be free and low cost sessions which will make them more accessible to low income families.

Talent Unlimited MK

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,440

To fund the venue hire for sessions that are provided to help people with Autism develop their skills and talents twice a month. The project will encourage people to develop their own individual talents, and in doing so, relieve social isolation and mental health issues.

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