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2nd Loughton Guides

July 2016 | Awarded: £200

To purchase train tickets so that the guides can attend the Wellies and Wristbands Guide Camp at Foxlease where they can mix with Guides from around the country and develop responsibility and leadership skills.

Woughton Heritage

July 2016 | Awarded: £200

To fund the purchase of a FLIP-PAL mobile scanner which will enable the group to capture primary sources - these resources will then be shared with the wider community.

Hertsmere Leisure

July 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To support the provision of a term time, junior sports programme at Bletchley Leisure Centre, which will help combat rising levels of obesity for 8-11 year olds.

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Child Bereavement UK

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To support the refurbishment for Child Bereavement UK's new office in Fox Milne. Growth warranted a staff team based in Milton Keynes to expand their services to help 120 children and parents a year, rebuild their lives following the devastation of a death.

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Poppy Avenue Residents

June 2016 | Awarded: £197

To support a family fun day following a house fire on Poppy Avenue. The fun day brought children and families together to talk about what happened. A coach taught the children ways to cope when they are anxious and they also went on a trip to a fire station.

Milton Keynes NHS Retirement Fellowship

June 2016 | Awarded: £900

To support an annual event for 35 elderly members to go outside of Milton Keynes. These trips provide an interesting educational and social experience. All the members find the outing stimulating, interesting, and educational, generating great interest, especially in older members, giving them something to look forward to.

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Pepper's Ghost Theatre Company

June 2016 | Awarded: £10,000

To support work on the Home Sweet Home project with several hard to reach groups - Encompass, Camp Hill Community and Pandora who have disabilities and learning difficulties.This project will gather personal stories from across Milton Keynes, interpreting people's experiences, memories and dreams in physical, visual, and spoken word.

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Milton Keynes Rose (Cenotaph Trust)

June 2016 | Awarded: £200

To support an event to commemorate the life of local resident Albert French, a 16 year old rifleman from Wolverton who died during WW1 serving his country. On alternate years, the event is attended by residents of Wolverton's twin town, Ploegsteert in Belgium, where Albert is buried.

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Friends of Walnut School

June 2016 | Awarded: £200

To support an end of school year disco for children from both sites of the Walnuts School, and their siblings. The Walnuts School is a community residential special school and Children’s Home. The disco provides an opportunity for families to get together in a non-judgemental atmosphere and enjoy themselves.

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Fun Fridays

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,000

To support a community fun day in partnership with Bradville Hall Community Centre and other groups. Their aim is to raise funds and awareness for their group and other local groups. There will be 500+ beneficiaries attending the event.

Create (Arts) Limited

June 2016 | Awarded: £4,111

To support a multi-art form project for young people with disabilities. Create will deliver 12 creative arts workshops with Walnuts College students aged 18-25, to develop creativity, social skills, and confidence, whilst sharing experiences and developing new friendships.

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West Bletchley Community Belly Dance Group

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,493

To support equipment for weekly belly dance sessions, and 45 weeks of tutor fees. This keeps the class accessible to as many women as possible. Belly dance benefits general health and fitness, confidence in performance and body image, and is an opportunity to socialise.

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