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Milton Keynes Arts Centre

May 2016 | Awarded: £4,500

In answer to the frustrations of local families and young people that there is ‘nothing to do in the summer holidays’, Power Plant was a programme of free workshops and events for those living on nearby estates to the Arts Centre, providing opportunities for creative learning and meaningful engagement.

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Beanhill Action Group

May 2016 | Awarded: £962

To support a Willy Wonka themed family fun day at Beanhill football field. As Beanhill is an area of deprivation and social exclusion, fun days help families have a good day together and to form friendships with other families on the estate. Volunteers dressed as Oompa Loompas!

Stony Stratford in Bloom

May 2016 | Awarded: £200

To help support the purchase of a gazebo with Stony Stratford in Bloom’s name and logo on. SSIB used the gazebo at the Stony Stratford Apple Day, where they helped children to plant daffodils in pots to take away and care for.

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Walton Churches Partnership

May 2016 | Awarded: £300

To support The Family Fun Day and Big Lunch at the Broughton Pavilion. The family fun days provide an opportunity for families and for those who get involved organising and running the events to build their confidence. The Big Lunch brings together people of all ages.

MK Melting Pot

May 2016 | Awarded: £1,360

To support the 'A Summer School Break' project for low income families at Springfield Community Centre. Many low income families cannot afford holidays or childminders and have nowhere to keep children busy during the long holiday period. The project will provide somewhere safe and convenient for their children.

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Broughton Cycling Group

May 2016 | Awarded: £197

To fund sandwiches, refreshments and energy bars for the 100 riders who attended Sportive, a 50 mile bike ride through villages and hamlets surrounding Milton Keynes. This has now become an annual event for the group.

Arabian School of Gymnastics

May 2016 | Awarded: £2,000

To support the provision of equipment for boys, to put on classes for boys and encourage male participation in gymnastics. The club would like to be able to better cater to them and give the best chance at grassroots level of them developing in their field.

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Care Services (MK) CIC

May 2016 | Awarded: £4,500

To purchase sensory equipment for adult residents with Autism/learning disabilities, to help develop speech and language. Using the equipment creates a therapeutic approach to reduce anxiety, and develop positive behaviour support.

Woughton Community Council

May 2016 | Awarded: £750

To support promotional leaflets and distribution and venue hire for the Woughton Community Neighborhood plan. Neighbourhood Plans are legal documents establishing community led land use planning policies. In Woughton this project is especially important, as four estates are part of the Regeneration Programme.

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Make Lunch MK

May 2016 | Awarded: £1,496

To support two kitchens to be open during school holidays to feed children who would otherwise go hungry. Make Lunch MK invite children who are eligible for free meals, or families known to schools to be struggling. They provide a hot, free lunch for those children and their families.

Public Community Allotment

May 2016 | Awarded: £1,438

To purchase equipment to conserve water and to replace garden tools for the allotment on Pinewood Drive in Bletchley. At the end of the growing season, the products are shared with the helpers and then any left overs are given to charities that feed the homeless and poor.

Shaw Savill Way Residents Group

May 2016 | Awarded: £197

To support a community party with a bouncy castle, outdoor games and craft materials. For everyone to feel welcome and part of the community; Since the party, activity on the street has continued as residents have got to know each other.

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