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Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors

April 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

To enable the organisation to have activities on during the summer, to encourage a sense of community cohesion, increase socialising and decrease feelings of isolation, by making it accessible to as many people as possible. This will be done by providing free or affordable sessions that people can attend.

Arts for Health

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the ‘Now you See Me’ exhibition, that will showcase the work of Milton Keynes disabled artists at Centre:MK. The event will raise awareness and challenge people’s perceptions with regards to physical disability and mental health, and promote opportunities for more people to be involved in events.

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MK Inclusive Tennis

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,476

To fund the cost of running tennis sessions for children and adults with visual impairments or learning difficulties and their adult wheelchair sessions. The benefits of these sessions is an increase in confidence for the participants and an opportunity to build social skills, while improving physical health as well.

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Milton Keynes Sea Cadets

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a galley, add an office and add secure storage within the MKCF industrial unit. These new facilities will help with the cadets acquiring cooking/steward skills and will ultimately enable them to potentially build a basis for a career in hospitality with recognised qualifications.

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Enrych Buckinghamshire

April 2017 | Awarded: £17,000

To fund an Enrych operation dedicated to Milton Keynes, and for the cost of a co-ordinator to help develop and build social activities for adults with disabilities. Enrych works individually with its members to find a volunteer who can work with them, which in turn, helps combat any isolation.

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Leisure Together

April 2017 | Awarded: £607

To fund the cost of setting up adult social group meetings in Newton Leys; including the cost of room hire and advertising. The group is open to every adult local resident. The aim is for people to build relationships, have fun and combat loneliness.

Milton Keynes Festival Fringe CIC

April 2017 | Awarded: £4,000

To fund the 2 day ‘Busking Festival’ which creates a chance for young people, artists and performers to showcase their work. The event involves street art shows, musicians, poets, dancers, actors and many more, who will demonstrate their talents across various places in Milton Keynes.

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Woughton Heritage

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund an exhibition as part of the Heritage Open days for MK50. The exhibition in St Mary’s Church will look at the last 50 years and explore the development of the new town. The project will inform and educate those who have taken part in the process.

Fullers Slade Residents Association (FSRA)

April 2017 | Awarded: £700

To fund a 1970’s themed Fullers Slade event to celebrate MK50. The event will be held in Spider Park with many activities, events and food for visitors. The aim is to bring together local businesses to help strengthen community spirit and encourage people work closely as a community.

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Inter-Action (MK) Ltd

April 2017 | Awarded: £4,543

To fund a complete refresh of the nightclub, Groovy Gecko for learning disabled adults. The three areas which will evolve will be: mentoring and engagement with members, skills and training and the increase and expansion of their offers. The club offers quality entertainment within an accessible area for its members.

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Read Easy Milton Keynes South

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To purchase literacy books and teaching aids to help adults to learn to read, with a primary focus being on ex-offenders, addiction recovery etc. The programme offers the chance for the participants to grow in confidence and self-esteem as they learn to read.

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April 2017 | Awarded: £440

To enable the group to pay for four tutors to provide music sessions for under 5’s, to help with their speech and language skills. The aim is to help the children develop their language skills, as well as encouraging exercise, through movement to music.

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