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Grants We Have Awarded

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Guide Dogs for the Blind

September 2018 | Awarded: £4172

To fund courses to recruit and teach volunteers and family members to deliver sighted guiding.

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Friends of the Caribbean

September 2018 | Awarded: £15000

To fund a tutoring programme for English, Maths and Science, with the aim of improving scholastic performance within the black ethnic minorities and disadvantaged students in Milton Keynes. The mentoring will increase opportunities for them to broaden their horizons.

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Nigerian Community Association Aylesbury CIC

September 2018 | Awarded: £1492

To fund a weekly meet up for seniors who live in the Fishermead area, to help tackle isolation issues. The sessions help the participants to get involved in the community more and socialise.

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Carers Trust Thames

September 2018 | Awarded: £5000

To fund monthly social inclusion groups for the people who are struggling with social isolation and also for their carers. The groups will be offered in a variety of settings to suit everyone, and supported by staff and volunteers.

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Local Media Initiatives CIC

September 2018 | Awarded: £1400

To fund a series of events to celebrate Black History Month in October, including an art exhibition, music and a food and fashion premiere.

Alfie James Productions

September 2018 | Awarded: £5000

To fund the 'Blitz and tell' Community Project, which will involve weekly workshops exploring what life was like in the home front during the Second World War using performance skills.

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The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

September 2018 | Awarded: £5000

To fund free weekly sessions of outdoor activities around habitat management and creation to improve health and well being at the intu MK Green Gym.

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Happy Days Children's Charity

September 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To fund an educational trip to Warwick Castle, for children from Milton Keynes with special needs. The trip offers an opportunity for the children to socialise with their peers, while also promoting their social and educational benefit.

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Shenley Brook End School

September 2018 | Awarded: £15000

To fund the training of teachers from BME backgrounds to better understand how to lead and support to help students from BME or disadvantaged backgrounds achieve positive outcomes.

Transitions UK

September 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To fund the ‘Attain’ project; a two year programme which supports young people before they leave care, and offers them transitional support.

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Inter-Action (MK) Ltd

September 2018 | Awarded: £5000

To fund an intial research project to support a youth-led campaign to raise awareness of support systems for mental health issues across Milton Keynes. The city-wide campaign will offer support and advice in the form of a road show.

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Arts for Health MK

August 2018 | Awarded: £1500

To fund weekly arts interventions for up to 16 people per week in areas that attract a high volume of homeless people. The programmes provide an important opportunity to improve social skills and build confidence, while creating a sense of community and providing a safe environment where everyone is valued.

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