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MK Play Association

April 2017 | Awarded: £317

To fund the cleaning, repair or purchase of equipment that are used in holiday clubs, schools and local community groups. The equipment creates a vital opportunity for the community and local children’s organisations, so they can continue to make an impact in the community.

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MK Gallacticos Football Club

April 2017 | Awarded: £3,032

To fund the ‘Youth Challenge Cup’ which is held every year by the club. The tournament offers an opportunity for children from all backgrounds a chance to play together in a friendly and positive environment. The event also promotes integration from all sectors of the community.

Baby Basics

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a marketing project to promote the growth of Baby Basics; which includes promotional material such as a personalised gazebo to use at events they visit. The aim is not only make people more aware of the organisation, but to also hopefully result in more donations coming in.

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Festive Road CIC

April 2017 | Awarded: £10,000

To fund the production of ‘Festival of Giants’; a big outdoor festival showcasing the arts in Campbell Park as part of the MK50 festivities. The event will involve many different artists, groups and organisations, and will be a culmination of various people from all backgrounds exhibiting their work.

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Men in Sheds Milton Keynes

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,065

To fund a training programme to train people in wood machinery, which will ensure the continued safe running of the workshops there. The projects purpose is to improve safety for the ‘shedders’ while they enjoy the facilities available in the wood working area.

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Milton Keynes Parks Trust Ltd

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the MK Play Day held at Campbell Park, which is held every year. Children and families can attend and take part in many different activities. The day aims to encourage people to get together as a family and learn through play, to find out what is available locally.

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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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