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Milton Keynes Rowing Club

December 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a storage unit for up to 40 boats and equipment, which will allow more and newer boats to be stored and make room for a training area. This will mean the boats will not be subject to adverse weather and will not obtain damage.

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Worktree

December 2017 | Awarded: £3,174

To fund staff for Primary ‘WorkOut’ sessions for children from deprived areas in Milton Keynes. The programme aims to raise career awareness in young people so they can have a better idea about what they want to do in the future.

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Tracing the Pathway

December 2017 | Awarded: £12,000

To fund the staff, publicity costs and accommodation for a research project called ‘Groundwork’ that will help to produce art and support the development of local artists. The aim of the project is to promote the arts within Milton Keynes.

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Georgina Lee

November 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

Georgina Lee is this years music bursary winner! The bursary was presented at Milton Keynes City Orchestra. Georgina hopes to buy an 'A' Clarinet so she is able to play the orchestral music that she is aspiring to.

Milton Keynes Fawcett Group

October 2017 | Awarded: £420

To fund the travel costs and the refreshments for an exhibition that will celebrate the contributions made by women to Milton Keynes in it's early days. The exhibition at central library, aims to promote gender equality discussions and focus on the accomplishments of these inspiring women.

Building Bridges

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund resources needed and training for volunteers to provide free maths and English lessons for approximately 2 hours a week, for refugee children living in Milton Keynes. The aim is for the children to integrate more and for the likelihood of them being bullied to be reduced.

FeedMK

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund a three course meal for people in Milton Keynes who are homeless and who live in poverty that will be held in the Lakes Estate. The meal is prepared to restaurant quality and guests receive table service. The meal offers an opportunity for the guests to feel valued.

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Wolverton Secret Garden Society

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the costs for an event in North Milton Keynes that will light up the gardens and the Bill Billings mural; as part of the MK50 celebrations. The internationally known light artist Ulf Pedersen will be responsible for the installation. The event will focus on bringing people together.

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New City Radio

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund materials, a mixing board and mics, and the OFCOM FM licence fee needed to promote the group, which allows the art and culture of Milton Keynes to be highlighted on the group’s radio station, so Milton Keynes residents are more aware of the local talent.

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The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the set design for the play, and fund the coach costs for 75 disadvantaged young people from MK Academy to attend the ‘Our Town’ production. The aim is to inspire young people to enhance their cultural experience so as to have a positive effect on them.

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Community Action:MK

September 2017 | Awarded: £17,570

To fund the creation of a Governance Development Programme for charities in MK. The project will make positive changes for individuals and organisations and ensure that better outcomes are delivered for the service’s users and participants.

Milton Keynes Victors Amateur Boxing Club

September 2017 | Awarded: £3,076

To fund Saturday morning sessions in Bletchley, that will provide an early intervention for children aged 5-11, to help reduce anti-social behaviour. The sport acts as a tool for crime prevention, and would ultimately impact the anti-social behaviour within the area.

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