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Stony Stratford Lantern Project

July 2016 | Awarded: £616

To purchase materials for the Lantern Project, the conclusion of which is the Lantern Procession through Stony Stratford to the Market Square (accompanied by all sorts of entertainment - a samba band, drumming group, etc) in time for the switching-on of the Christmas Lights. At least 500 people take part.

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Age UK Milton Keynes

July 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To support the purchase of deep clean equipment and protective clothing for their intensive cleaning service for older people. The service responds directly to the needs of older people who because of a crisis, significant life event or period of ill health, have let the condition of their homes deteriorate.

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National Autistic Society - MK branch

July 2016 | Awarded: £1,120

To support a fun day at Caldecotte Miniature Railway. Families will be encouraged to bring a picnic while participating in the fun. The aim is for families with members who have autism to have a fun day out together.

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MK Snap

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,570

To support the hire of two marquees for MK Disability Awareness Day, one for the main stage and its events and the second for the craft and creative activities including face painting, drawing, painting, decorating, musical and play area.

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MK Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Group

June 2016 | Awarded: £3,500

To purchase replacement demand valves which are vital to Hyperbaric Oxygen. If they are not replaced, there will be oxygen leakage which will incur extra costs and leak to the chamber making it unusable. The chamber helps improve physical and mental functioning, and helps increase life chances.

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York House Centre (Stony Stratford)

June 2016 | Awarded: £127

To support the Stony Stratford Big Draw Project, to allow the event to be free so no family feels unable to attend. The Stony Stratford Big Draw Project is a community arts event run at York House Centre as part of the Campaign for Drawing’s Big Draw Project.

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Sherington Pre-School

June 2016 | Awarded: £800

To support the replacement/updating of educational equipment, toys for use by preschool children, signage and display boards. The window sign and outside banner will help to raise the profile of the preschool.

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Acornfields Community Interactions CIC

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,000

To support 'The Festival of Languages and Cultural Arts' at Denbigh School. This provides opportunities for schools, the community and businesses from across MK and surrounding areas to explore the benefits of language learning and the doors it opens to social, economic, cultural enrichment and understanding in our world.

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Olney Brass Band

June 2016 | Awarded: £3,000

To support a brass band that offers free brass band lessons for all ages and to purchase instruments enabling the setup of a new beginner brass band. The instruments will be available to hire by children joining the band who cannot afford to purchase an instrument.

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The Olney Bridge Club

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,000

To support the purchase of wireless scoring equipment for use at the weekly meetings to replace the paper system. Playing Bridge is beneficial for the health and well-being of seniors as it is sociable and provides mental stimulation. Bridge can be played by people with physical disabilities and health problems.

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Akota British Bangladeshi Community in MK

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,000

To support coach hire for a day trip to Southend-on-Sea for 150 people from the Asian and Bangladeshi community. The trip coincides with the Eid Festival, which they will celebrate on the beach.

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Chicheley Village Hall

June 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To support the conversion in Chicheley Village Hall of a female toilet into a disabled toilet, refurbish the second toilet and make it unisex, and to refurbish the lobby.

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