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The Milton Keynes Tamil Forum

December 2016 | Awarded: £700

To fund the celebration of Ponggal, a Hindu harvest festival celebration, at Stantonbury Leisure Centre in January. It is a time of great joy for the people involved, as they celebrate the bountiful harvest of crops; both children and adults will perform a variety of music and dance items.

London Lions Sport Foundation

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the provision of free Basketball coaching from the London Lions in order to promote Basketball as a healthy, active lifestyle choice, a positive diversionary activity and as a first step to bringing top level basketball back to Milton Keynes.

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Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust

December 2016 | Awarded: £752

To fund memory boxes for children who have lost family members. After a bereavement, they provide each child with a memory box to keep items relating to their special person. These boxes help children to come to terms and understand their feelings when they lose a loved one.

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Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the transformation of a side room on Ward 2 (adult short stay), into a space which leaves patients feeling calm and comfortable. The room will be decorated by an artist, who they plan will hold workshops with patients, staff and community to formulate suitable ideas.

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Worktree Data base

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,733

To part fund the development of an online database to support the growth of our Career WorkOut programme, which will grow by 50% next year to involve 6,000 students from six schools and 1,600 work guest hours from 400 companies.

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British Red Cross Society

November 2016 | Awarded: £874

To fund the Community Allotment Project, that improves the health and well-being of the users, some of whom are refugees and asylum seekers. The project helps them adjust to living in the UK by helping them to establish identities and play a role.

Global Outreach Foundation

November 2016 | Awarded: £790

To fund running costs for Breakfast Club, which is held on Saturdays twice a month, from 9am to 12pm. They provide a hot breakfast to all members of Conniburrow community and new arrivals to the area, with the aim of encouraging cultural and social inclusion.

Joe Turney

November 2016 | Awarded: £2,000

To fund the support for Joe Turney to further his sports career in Kart Racing, after his recent successes.

Lions Club of Bletchley MK

November 2016 | Awarded: £500

To fund the annual visit to the Senior Citizens Party, hosted by the Lions International District 105A, in Harrow, Middlesex, for 30 elderly people from Bletchley. The celebration event consists of a meal, music, bingo, raffle, roving entertainers, dancing, and a stage performance.

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Age UK Milton Keynes

November 2016 | Awarded: £25,000

To help support the 18 month development of the Gardening service delivered by Age UK MK for older people living within Milton Keynes. The funds will be used to support salary costs of a Gardening Manager and to recruit and train new and existing gardeners.

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Clean Slate Church

November 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the cost of food for 550 people, who will be attending the FeedMK Christmas Lunch. The meals provide an opportunity to meet, socialise, and share a meal free of charge, and is aimed at promoting a sense of inclusion, belonging, and self-worth as well as providing food.

Leap

November 2016 | Awarded: £1,442

To fund the development of a weekly sports coaching session aimed at adults with learning difficulties in Milton Keynes. Through the ‘Get Active’ programme, they aim to provide adults with learning difficulties access to take part in sport and physical activity.

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