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MK Pre-School Learning Alliance

May 2018 | Awarded: £1000

To fund a farm visit to the centre and resources so the farm environment can be brought imaginatively into the centre’s outside space. The farm experience will help the children increase their confidence and offer an opportunity for increased speech development.

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Ethan Van Leeuwen

May 2018 | Awarded: £2000

£2,000 bursary awarded to Ethan Van Leeuwen, a 17-year-old Badminton player. Ethan plans to use the bursary to cover some of the costs of playing at an international level.

Extreme Ramblers

May 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To fund insurance needed and materials to build stilts and costumes that will be used in an educational, creative community project. The funding will also enable the group to provide learner stilts so more members can learn stilt walking.

Community Action:MK

April 2018 | Awarded: £4994

To fund a research project that will enable them to understand the volunteering opportunities to those with disabilities and how to better facilitate the opportunities offered.

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Carers MK

April 2018 | Awarded: £480

To fund 6 sewing machines for educational sewing classes that will take place throughout the year for unpaid family carers to learn some new skills and increase their social inclusion.

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The Stables (Wavendon Allmusic Plan)

April 2018 | Awarded: £24000

To fund part of the IF (Milton Keynes International Festival). The festival brings together a wide variety of performance and arts performances celebrating this year’s theme of #Circus250 – marking 250 years of the circus in the UK.

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Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors

April 2018 | Awarded: £500

To fund the creation of a website that will expand the groups profile and will allow local people to get up to date information about the activities that the group offers and to make it easier for people to sign up to volunteer and provide feedback on events.

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Tall Ships Youth Trust

April 2018 | Awarded: £5000

To fund the use of a vessel for 20 disadvantaged or disabled young people in Milton Keynes. This unique learning experience offers a chance for the participants to improve their self-esteem and develop independent living skills.

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Great Holm Group Riding for the Disabled

April 2018 | Awarded: £2230

To fund the accommodation for six disabled riders to have a riding holiday in Wales. The holiday gives a chance for all of the participants to boost their confidence and improve their riding skills.

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Compass Club

April 2018 | Awarded: £4642

To fund a project which will allow young people on the Lakes Estate to engage in sports and entertainment activities. The aim is to break down barriers and create an opportunity for the young people on the Estate to get to know each other.

Milton Keynes NHS Retirement Fellowship

April 2018 | Awarded: £475

To fund the room hire and events so the group can help reduce and prevent isolation of members. The aim is also to improve the member’s physical and mental well being.

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Aspects Trust

April 2018 | Awarded: £3105

To fund a food hygiene course, staff and cooking equipment for people with learning difficulties to learn cooking skills. This will enable them to live more independently and help to prevent social isolation.

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