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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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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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Potential Plus UK

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To help fund a free event that will bring the community together. Activities will involve speakers for children (about things like particle physics and maths) and activities such as circus skills. This will help to reduce isolation, and offer support where needed.

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Broughton Cycling Group

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,968

To support a Cycling Sportive and a family fun day alongside the event for the families of riders and local families in wider MK. The aim is to increase community spirit and to bring people together to support local participants in the race.

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Sherington Pre-School

March 2017 | Awarded: £180

To fund three tablets that will facilitate the use of an online system to track and monitor the children’s progress and allow parents to access their child’s records. This system will enable parents to be more involved in special moments in their child’s education.

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Thames Valley Partnership Family Matter Group

March 2017 | Awarded: £2,420

The negative impact on children of a parent’s imprisonment is well evidenced, partners left behind are frequently vulnerable & under pressure. Strong family ties can be a significant factor in helping offenders desist from further crime. TVP works to raise the profile of issues faced by families in these circumstances.

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Milton Keynes Torch Trust

March 2017 | Awarded: £430

To fund the transport costs of a holiday in Hassocks for 7 people with visual impairments, some of whom also have other disabilities. The aim is to provide a holiday to the participants which will lift their spirits and make them feel happier and more positive about their situation.

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