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Supporting Xtra Special Families

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To help support families living with disabilities within Milton Keynes, providing 7 events for families during the school holidays to meet and network with other families in similar circumstances. The events also offer respite and relief for families.

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MK Springers

June 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To support a qualified tumbling coach. The group currently have a very small number of gymnasts who tumble twice a week. These tumblers are only being coached within other disciplines as they do not have a dedicated tumbling coach.

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Global Outreach Foundation

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To support a breakfast club for new members of the community, particularly those from other countries who are resident in Milton Keynes because of asylum or migration. The club will serve a hot breakfast and hold activities like arts and crafts.

Poppy Avenue Residents

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,920

To support the coordination of community events for a summer programme. A lot of the community cannot afford to go on holiday, so for them it is an affordable way to have a family day out.

Woburn & Wavendon Football Club

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To support drainage improvement works of the football pitch playing surface and adjacent area; allowing more frequent use by the local community, especially young male and female footballers. The field is also used by the wider community.

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Service Six

June 2016 | Awarded: £3,500

To support 'Trailblazers' a holiday club which provides children and young people who live in poverty within Coffee Hall, Bean Hill, Leadenhall and Netherfield with arts and crafts, diversionary events, sports ie. kabaddi and football, homework clubs, cooking, visits to local attractions, career and job guidance and DJ lessons.

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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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