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MK Natural History Society Photography and Nature Day

May 2017 | Awarded: £200

A photographic exhibition: The Wildlife of Milton Keynes - at the Central Library - A nature day event on 1st July at Howe Park Wood (with the Parks Trust) displaying photographs of the work of the Society's volunteers and nature based activities.

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One World Club

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,300

To fund the performers for the One World Celebration event which will be held at Christ the Cornerstone, which will celebrate many MK cultural communities, MK50 and also the church’s 25th year anniversary. The aim is to provide an opportunity for people to feel included and accepted.

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Local Media Initiatives CIC

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,200

To fund the building of the website, which will allow people from different communities communicate with each other. The website will give residents the opportunity to write their own stories about themselves and events that are taking place in their own communities that will hopefully help the community grow stronger.

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Baby Basics IT equipment and marketing materials

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the purchase of a laptop and printer allowing the charity to be effective with their referral system, social media email and marketing.

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Hertsmere Leisure

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,170

To fund a table tennis club during term time for 11-16 year olds. The programmes objective is to combat the increase in obesity amongst young people, and to also provide high quality activities that help to improve community cohesion.

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Living Archive Project Ltd

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a transcription of 36 songs to be used in local schools and community choirs, and for the production of the songbook and website, to enable access for everyone. The project promotes mental health and well-being, and offers the opportunity for the participants to learn about their community.

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The Middle Eastern Cultural Group

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a study & business plan for MK Bridge, to develop a one-stop shop that will bring together the BME community groups in MK, so they are able to share resources and collaborate together. The benefit will be that the groups will have a stable location to operate from.

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Fishermead Trinity Centre

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the hire of Woughton leisure centre, to train a basketball team. The aim of the team is to engage young people, who can develop team and communication skills all while getting fit. The project will ultimately lead to developing a branded young people’s basketball team in MK.

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Grid Arts

April 2017 | Awarded: £4,618

To fund workshop sessions for the elderly and children on art and creativity in Woughton. They aim to inspire the next generation of artists and for everyone taking part to develop their skills within an extra-curricular setting. The project brings together cross-disciplinary artists to deliver the sessions.

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Galley (kitchen) and office space for Milton Keynes Sea Cadets

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a galley (kitchen) and add an office and secure storage above, within the MKCF industrial unit Enabling the sea cadets to take part in cook/steward training help them to plan, budget, prepare for formal dinners.

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Polymnia

April 2017 | Awarded: £800

To fund the preparations for a concert performance in St Mary and St Giles Church in Stony Stratford. The concert offers the chance for the Youth Choir to sing alongside a high quality adult choir, and for the audience to be able to hear a cross selection of different music.

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YiS Youth Counselling Service

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a member of staff who will work part-time to develop and build relationships with local schools to increase the profile of the organisation and improve the capacity of the amount of specialist counselling services they can provide to young people.

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