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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.

Wolverton Lantern Festival Association

June 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To support the Wolverton Lantern Festival. The event includes a parade through Wolverton, live music, performances by local choirs and bands and there will be a Street Market selling food and other local goods.

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Get Involved In Volunteering (GIV)

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To support a project to create a garden and play area at St Francis Adoption Centre, Woolstone. GIV works with schools to encourage KS3 students to experience supported volunteering in their own community. Volunteering improves self-confidence, motivation, team working and problem-solving skills.

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Child Bereavement UK

June 2016 | Awarded: £20,000

To support two part-time Bereavement Support Practitioners, as part of the dedicated bereavement support service in Milton Keynes. This will expand their reach to bereaved families in and near Milton Keynes, to reach those most in need of support.

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Milton Keynes Museum

June 2016 | Awarded: £845

To support year 6 students from Jubilee Wood School to visit the museum for free. Many students do not speak English as a first language. Some students will have a film training session to talk about objects from the museum and their memories about coming to Milton Keynes.

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Fishermead Trinity Centre

June 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To purchase garden equipment and a pizza oven, providing education and fun activities for children and their families. The pizza oven will educate children that fresh produce can be used creatively and immediately, as it can be used for a variety of cooking, not just pizza.

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Aspects Trust

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,100

To take 25 young people from the Aspects youth club to Great Yarmouth during the summer holidays. The Aspects Youth Club is open to all young people on the ASD spectrum across MK, where they can socialise and learn new skills.

Hindu Youth Group (MK)

June 2016 | Awarded: £200

To support the purchase of new outdoor and camping equipment that needs replacing. Previously the group were unable to take their members on camping trips due to the age of their equipment.

YMCA Resident Activity Manager

May 2016 | Awarded: £25,000

To fund the Resident Activity Manager post for another year from September 2016. They now have 17 activities on offer each week ranging from cooking, budgeting, DIY, and tenancy workshops, to sporting activities such as cycling, football and badminton, drama, online learning, and a job club.

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Ridgeway Community Trust

May 2016 | Awarded: £898

Every year, the Ridgeway Community Trust offers children the opportunity to attend a weekend away no matter their financial situation. They have half and full funded places available for those who would otherwise struggle to cover the costs. The weekend is full of fun activities, crafts, games.

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