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The Play's The Thing Theatre Company

September 2016 | Awarded: £4,936

To fund production costs for a new play by Mike Elliston, called 'Austerity - the Musical'. The play explores current day themes of austerity, while being set in the post war period of 1945-51. The aim is to invite response for the audiences idea towards the ideas put forward.

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MK Deaf Zone

September 2016 | Awarded: £2,500

To fund the development of a vibrant club for the deaf community, so a number of events can be organised that will help to promote inclusion and raise awareness of deafness to the MK community. The aim is to ultimately break down communication barriers between hearing and deaf people.

SRW Senior Citizens Club

September 2016 | Awarded: £463

To fund the transport needs which will enable them to continue as a club. The transport provided includes coach hire to their Christmas lunch and also to a Mystery afternoon outing. The club allows people who would otherwise struggle to attend social events feel included.

Marshall Milton Keynes Athletic Club

September 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To part fund the flood lights needed at the athletic clubs Stantonbury facility. The flood lights are essential for training during the winter months and are in need of refurbishment every 6-8 years, to replace the light bulbs, carry out maintenance and check all wiring.

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Mary Drake School of Irish Dancing

September 2016 | Awarded: £200

To part fund the cost of 50 t-shirts for the dancers of Mary Drake School of Irish Dancing for their grading exams and for the Open Championships (Feis) at Ousedale School.

Lions Club of Bletchley MK

September 2016 | Awarded: £170

To fund 20 tickets to the Lions District Youth Celebration. The tickets allowed for 10 learners/ carers from MKSNAP and 10 pupils from Redway School to attend the party. This helps improve the participant’s social skills and communications.

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September 2016 | Awarded: £200

To fund the purchase of maps and plastic water bottles for a Walk MK to raise awareness of the charity. The walkers will provide a registration fee that will go directly toward the MK Special Needs Advancement project; providing education and training for adults with learning disabilities.

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Thames Valley Partnership

September 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To part fund a part-time co-ordinator for the New Leaf Project, which aims to offers support for ex-offenders and to help reduce rates of re-offending, to create safer communities. The project will also aim to help people with a better understanding of issues relating to crime.

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GranPart Milton Keynes

September 2016 | Awarded: £888

To fund the expansion of the group by hiring more rooms across Milton Keynes and having an advertising budget to attract new members. The budget will be used to purchase posters/leaflets/banners, cost of upkeep of the website, name badges for volunteers and the purchase of a recycled laptop.

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East Bletchley Youth Community Group

September 2016 | Awarded: £3,638

To fund the continued running of a weekly community football session at the Sir Herbert Leon School each Friday. The project helps promote social integration between the younger people in the community, and hopes to break down barriers and encourage understanding.

MK Storehouse

September 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To part fund the role of project manager to work 15 hours per week to maintain and run the charity. The manager would help with the running of the clothing distribution sessions and the managing of the volunteers and also help to build a stronger fundraising support from the local community.

Citizens MK

September 2016 | Awarded: £4,950

To fund a training package to help the organisation address a number of improvements that will be implemented internally and externally to assist the better running of company.

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