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Milton Keynes YMCA

December 2016 | Awarded: £19,079

To support a pilot scheme to increase the mental health work that they provide, to 3 days per week. This would allow them to recruit a dedicated person to develop the scheme. The Therapy Worker will cover areas such as: suicidal thoughts, self-harm, anxiety, depression, anger issues and addictions.

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Worktree

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,733

To part fund the development of an online database to support the growth of the Career ‘WorkOut’ programme, that teaches young people about their potential future careers and opportunities. The database would deal with managing volunteer bookings and correspondence at lower than the current costs.

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British Red Cross Society

November 2016 | Awarded: £874

To fund the Community Allotment Project, that improves the health and well-being of the users, some of whom are refugees and asylum seekers. The project helps them adjust to living in the UK by helping them to establish identities and play a role.

Global Outreach Foundation

November 2016 | Awarded: £790

To fund running costs for Breakfast Club, which is held on Saturdays twice a month, from 9am to 12pm. They provide a hot breakfast to all members of Conniburrow community and new arrivals to the area, with the aim of encouraging cultural and social inclusion.

Joe Turney

November 2016 | Awarded: £2,000

To fund the support for Joe Turney to further his sports career in Kart Racing, after his recent successes.

Lions Club of Bletchley MK

November 2016 | Awarded: £500

To fund the annual visit to the Senior Citizens Party, hosted by the Lions International District 105A, in Harrow, Middlesex, for 30 elderly people from Bletchley. The celebration event consists of a meal, music, bingo, raffle, roving entertainers, dancing, and a stage performance.

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Age UK Milton Keynes

November 2016 | Awarded: £25,000

To help support the 18 month development of the Gardening service delivered by Age UK MK for older people living within Milton Keynes. The funds will be used to support salary costs of a Gardening Manager and to recruit and train new and existing gardeners.

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Clean Slate Church

November 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the cost of food for 550 people, who will be attending the FeedMK Christmas Lunch. The meals provide an opportunity to meet, socialise, and share a meal free of charge, and is aimed at promoting a sense of inclusion, belonging, and self-worth as well as providing food.

York House Centre (Stony Stratford)

November 2016 | Awarded: £1,280

To part fund the 'Act Out' community drama programme by supplementing tuition fees in order for the project to continue. The group provides opportunities for public performances; with an annual production in April, and a pantomime in December.

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Milton Keynes Irish Welfare Support Group

November 2016 | Awarded: £1,112

To fund a trip to Wicksteed Park for Christmas lunch, a show, and afternoon tea. Day trips and social activities organised by the Welfare club are important for their members in reducing social isolation, building friendships and support networks.

Leap

November 2016 | Awarded: £1,442

To fund the development of a weekly sports coaching session aimed at adults with learning difficulties in Milton Keynes. Through the ‘Get Active’ programme, they aim to provide adults with learning difficulties access to take part in sport and physical activity.

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Woughton Community Council

November 2016 | Awarded: £850

To fund the Circus School which will be part of the Woughton Parish Carnival where residents can take part in various circus skills. Woughton Community Council organise an annual Carnival that is full of entertaining activities for people to see and do.

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