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Ebony Carr

December 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

Ebony Carr is this years winner of the Sports Bursary! She intends to use the bursary to pay for warm weather training next year to be able to compete internationally in athletics to help her achieve her goals.

MK Inclusive Tennis

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,937

To fund the staff needed for free tennis lessons for children who attend MK College, which will encourage children to play sport on a more regular basis. The lessons will be held within lunch hour or after school, with an enthusiastic coach to get children more interested in sport.

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Wriggle Dance Theatre

December 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the performance costs for 6 free performances of Wriggle’s show for children in MK6 area. The show ‘Into the Rainbow’ is an interactive, fun and playful show for families that may otherwise not be able to experience entertainment like this.

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Arts & Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes

December 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund artists, artist development training and materials for a 7 month action research project that will encourage MK schools to be more creative. The project will work with 10 schools in Milton Keynes and 5 arts providers to bring the arts to the children.

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Georgina Lee

November 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

Georgina Lee is this years music bursary winner! The bursary was presented at Milton Keynes City Orchestra. Georgina hopes to buy an 'A' Clarinet so she is able to play the orchestral music that she is aspiring to.

Milton Keynes Fawcett Group

October 2017 | Awarded: £420

To fund the travel costs and the refreshments for an exhibition that will celebrate the contributions made by women to Milton Keynes in it's early days. The exhibition at central library, aims to promote gender equality discussions and focus on the accomplishments of these inspiring women.

FeedMK

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund a three course meal for people in Milton Keynes who are homeless and who live in poverty that will be held in the Lakes Estate. The meal is prepared to restaurant quality and guests receive table service. The meal offers an opportunity for the guests to feel valued.

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Building Bridges

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund resources needed and training for volunteers to provide free maths and English lessons for approximately 2 hours a week, for refugee children living in Milton Keynes. The aim is for the children to integrate more and for the likelihood of them being bullied to be reduced.

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The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the set design for the play, and fund the coach costs for 75 disadvantaged young people from MK Academy to attend the ‘Our Town’ production. The aim is to inspire young people to enhance their cultural experience so as to have a positive effect on them.

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Wolverton Secret Garden Society

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the costs for an event in North Milton Keynes that will light up the gardens and the Bill Billings mural; as part of the MK50 celebrations. The internationally known light artist Ulf Pedersen will be responsible for the installation. The event will focus on bringing people together.

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New City Radio

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund materials, a mixing board and mics, and the OFCOM FM licence fee needed to promote the group, which allows the art and culture of Milton Keynes to be highlighted on the group’s radio station, so Milton Keynes residents are more aware of the local talent.

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The Middle Eastern Language School

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund up to 30 new students from poorer backgrounds to learn the Arabic language. A lot of the children are newcomers to the UK and have been through distress; the study of Arabic will boost their confidence and help them to retain and improve their first language.

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