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Grants We Have Awarded

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Special Needs Unit Gymnasts (SNUGS)

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,705

To part fund the cost of accommodation, food and team uniforms for the visit to the British Special Olympics, for 10 gymnasts, three coaches, and one welfare officer from Milton Keynes. This event shows that with the right support, what people with intellectual disabilities are able to achieve.

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Mediation MK

December 2016 | Awarded: £1,482

To fund the cost of a mediator to visit clients in court for a 3 month pilot period. A mediator would be available to assist couples in resolving issues concerning their children and avoid the long, expensive, and distressing process of litigation.

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MK Reader Service

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,656

To fund the installation of a recording room in their new premises at Margaret Powell House. This is vital for the delivery of their free transcription service; they offer to transcribe any paperwork onto CD or audio cassette for people with visual impairments or other disabilities.

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British Blind Sport

December 2016 | Awarded: £715

To help fund the marketing, venue hire and volunteer expenses for 2 visually impaired taster days at Snozone. People with visual impairments can feel isolated and have less chances to take part in sport. This can affect their health and wellbeing; these sessions will help to address these issues.

Togfest Music Festival

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the hire of some of the main infrastructure for the 2017 festival and the First Aid provision. The infrastructure includes: main stage, ‘portaloos’ and fencing. It gives the opportunity for local bands to perform live and showcase original material to the audience that attend the festival.

St Mungos Church Street

December 2016 | Awarded: £200

To host homeless young people over the Christmas period and make them feel involved. To fund the purchase of a Christmas tree, lights for decoration, Christmas decorations, baubles and tinsel.

MK Citizens Advice Bureau

December 2016 | Awarded: £12,655

To fund the cost of a Citizens Advice Caseworker for 12 months, for the residents of Conniburrow and the Western and eastern expansion areas. A localised service reduces the need for those who are less able to travel to go into their main centre, saving them time and avoiding unnecessary cost.

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Olney Town Football Club

December 2016 | Awarded: £2,000

To fund the purchase of a more cost effect Dimplex Storage Heater system which will replace the ‘old style' convector heaters which are over fifteen years old. Having heating in this kind of establishment if fundamental to all year round use.

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The Milton Keynes Tamil Forum

December 2016 | Awarded: £700

To fund the celebration of Ponggal, a Hindu harvest festival celebration, at Stantonbury Leisure Centre in January. It is a time of great joy for the people involved, as they celebrate the bountiful harvest of crops; both children and adults will perform a variety of music and dance items.

London Lions Sport Foundation

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the provision of free Basketball coaching from the London Lions in order to promote Basketball as a healthy, active lifestyle choice, a positive diversionary activity and as a first step to bringing top level basketball back to Milton Keynes.

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Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust

December 2016 | Awarded: £752

To fund memory boxes for children who have lost family members. After a bereavement, they provide each child with a memory box to keep items relating to their special person. These boxes help children to come to terms and understand their feelings when they lose a loved one.

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Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the transformation of a side room on Ward 2 (adult short stay), into a space which leaves patients feeling calm and comfortable. The room will be decorated by an artist, who they plan will hold workshops with patients, staff and community to formulate suitable ideas.

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