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MK Play Association

June 2018 | Awarded: £3960

To fund 12 play sessions to encourage greater community cohesion in the new estates of Whitehouse and Fairfields. The play sessions provide an opportunity for children to make new friends as well.

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Independent Cinema Milton Keynes

June 2018 | Awarded: £7435

To fund the artist and volunteer costs for a moving image exhibition as part of the Vagabond Film Festival and to re-brand ICMK as Vagabond. The funding will also go towards costs for creating the venue and the hiring of artists; as well as film maker costs.

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Milton Keynes Festival Fringe CIC

June 2018 | Awarded: £3030

To fund the staff, artists, publicity and volunteer costs for a weekend of themed workshops called ‘What if it is a Spaceship?’ in the Agora Shopping Centre, with the aim of bringing the community of Wolverton together.

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Make Lunch MK

June 2018 | Awarded: £5000

To fund some of the necessities needed for the expansion and continuation of Make Lunch so that they can reach a larger number of Beneficiaries. Make Lunch open kitchens during the school holiday that provide cooked meals for children who would normally benefit from free school meals and their families.

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Lisa Curtin

May 2018 | Awarded: £2000

£2,000 bursary awarded to Lisa Curtin, a 13 year old Badminton Player currently a member of the England Junior Performance Programme.

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.

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.

Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors

May 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To fund the running costs of the summer programme activities. The event encourages community cohesion and gives an opportunity for the residents to socialise and reduce feelings of isolation by offering free or affordable sessions which are easily accessible.

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Transition Town Milton Keynes

May 2018 | Awarded: £1488

To fund a garden for the community and guest speakers to help advise the correct maintenance and care for the plants that will help to bring the community together and encourage learning.

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Global Outreach Foundation

May 2018 | Awarded: £9500

To fund an African Diaspora day event that will bring communities together for a day of celebration of African Culture. The event aims to create stronger communities through the use of music, dance, food and more.

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Newton Leys Youth FC

May 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To fund the expansion of the Newton Leys Football Club; providing training courses and helping to bring together the community.

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Jack Leahy

May 2018 | Awarded: £2000

£2,000 bursary awarded to Jacky Leahy, a 15 year old Gymnast Tumbler. He hopes to use the bursary to help pay for training fees, competitions and accommodation travel expenses.

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