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UK Makkal Sangam

December 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the food, venue hire and a PA system for the Harvest Festival of India. The event is a chance for the community to socialise and for people to showcase their talents, while the children can learn about the traditions of the festival.

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The Honeypot Children's Charity

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,414

To fund the costs for two residential respite breaks for 24 young carers in Milton Keynes aged between 5 and 12. The trips make the children feel less socially isolated and more confident in other areas of their lives, for instance at school and with family.

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Lions Club of Bletchley MK

December 2017 | Awarded: £435

To fund the travel and tickets for 20 older people from Bletchley to go to a senior citizens party in Harrow. The party offers them an opportunity to socialise and meet new people while having fun. The event will feature music, bingo, a raffle, entertainers, dancing and a stage performance.

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Ouse Valley Eagles American Football Club

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,770

To fund 20 weeks of American Football sessions per season over the course of 5 years. The sessions will be for children aged 14-16 in Milton Keynes, and aims to get more people involved in playing American Football.

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Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust

December 2017 | Awarded: £560

To fund a trip to Adventure Pirate Golf for 50 bereaved children from Milton Keynes during half term. The outing will boost their self-esteem and give them an opportunity to have some fun. Everyone will have one round of golf, followed by a finger buffet.

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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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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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Willen Hospice

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,994

To fund a physiotherapist as part of the ‘PREP Programme’, which helps those in the earlier stages of a life limiting illness, so that they can have an ongoing lifestyle and manage their condition more effectively. It is a free service that offers physiotherapy, speech therapy and other support.

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Riverside Parks Group

December 2017 | Awarded: £1,030

To fund entertainment and toilets for the Riverside Fair in Stony Stratford. The fair attracts families to the park and encourages people to use it more frequently, it is also an opportunity for the attendees to learn about their local environment, while enjoying the attractions and entertainment.

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Phoenix Rising:MK

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,400

To fund two marketing project leaders and venue hire for 6 months for a music project within MK for adults with learning disabilities and difficulties. The project will help them develop their verbal and communication skills. The project will end in the summer, with 3 performances at different venues.

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Ebony Carr

December 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

Ebony Carr is this years winner of the Sports Bursary! She intends to use the bursary to pay for warm weather training next year to be able to compete internationally in athletics to help her achieve her goals.

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