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Milton Keynes Sea Cadets

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a galley, add an office and add secure storage within the MKCF industrial unit. These new facilities will help with the cadets acquiring cooking/steward skills and will ultimately enable them to potentially build a basis for a career in hospitality with recognised qualifications.

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Enrych Buckinghamshire

April 2017 | Awarded: £17,000

To fund an Enrych operation dedicated to Milton Keynes, and for the cost of a co-ordinator to help develop and build social activities for adults with disabilities. Enrych works individually with its members to find a volunteer who can work with them, which in turn, helps combat any isolation.

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Hertsmere Leisure

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,170

To fund a table tennis club during term time for 11-16 year olds. The programmes objective is to combat the increase in obesity amongst young people, and to also provide high quality activities that help to improve community cohesion.

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Milton Keynes Festival Fringe CIC

April 2017 | Awarded: £4,000

To fund the 2 day ‘Busking Festival’ which creates a chance for young people, artists and performers to showcase their work. The event involves street art shows, musicians, poets, dancers, actors and many more, who will demonstrate their talents across various places in Milton Keynes.

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Milton Keynes Torch Trust

March 2017 | Awarded: £430

To fund the transport costs of a holiday in Hassocks for 7 people with visual impairments, some of whom also have other disabilities. The aim is to provide a holiday to the participants which will lift their spirits and make them feel happier and more positive about their situation.

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Potential Plus UK

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To help fund a free event that will bring the community together. Activities will involve speakers for children (about things like particle physics and maths) and activities such as circus skills. This will help to reduce isolation, and offer support where needed.

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Broughton Cycling Group

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,968

To support a Cycling Sportive and a family fun day alongside the event for the families of riders and local families in wider MK. The aim is to increase community spirit and to bring people together to support local participants in the race.

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Thames Valley Partnership Family Matter Group

March 2017 | Awarded: £2,420

The negative impact on children of a parent’s imprisonment is well evidenced, partners left behind are frequently vulnerable & under pressure. Strong family ties can be a significant factor in helping offenders desist from further crime. TVP works to raise the profile of issues faced by families in these circumstances.

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Sherington Pre-School

March 2017 | Awarded: £180

To fund three tablets that will facilitate the use of an online system to track and monitor the children’s progress and allow parents to access their child’s records. This system will enable parents to be more involved in special moments in their child’s education.

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Q:alliance

March 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the LGBTQ+ youth group which provides 13-19 year-olds a safe space when they are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity. The group has been running for more than 15 years and are the only charity providing this support for LGBTQ+ youth in Buckinghamshire.

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Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors

March 2017 | Awarded: £300

To purchase equipment and entertainment needed to hold two family fun day sessions, due to successful events in the past. The fun days will include various forms of entertainment for the children; with Inflatables, Arts and Crafts and other activities for them to get involved in.

Great Holm Group Riding for the Disabled Summer Excursion

March 2017 | Awarded: £195

To take our 12 disabled riders away for a summer excursion to the Horse Trust rest home for Horses in Speen. Riding for adults presents a great opportunity for physical, mental and social development, and can provide exercise, mental stimulation and fresh challenges not met elsewhere.

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