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YiS Youth Counselling Service

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a counsellor for 138 sessions, or counselling for young people in MK over 12 months. The counselling offered helps young people with a variety of issues, with promising results. Some of the things in which they help with are: anxiety, depression and family problems.

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Ridgeway Community Trust

May 2017 | Awarded: £952

To fund a weekend trip for the Friday Youth Club to go to the Caldecotte Xperience. The trip offers the chance for the children to gain new experiences and challenge themselves in an encouraging environment.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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