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Milton Keynes Islamic Arts Heritage and Culture Organisation

April 2019 | Awarded: £4000

To fund a multi-cultural Youth Orchestra for MK with London Syrian Ensemble and 3 MK schools to deliver workshops, training and a public performance.

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Milton Keynes Christian Foundation

April 2019 | Awarded: £4000

To fund the 'Urban Bee-lievers' social enterprise; educating about bees and taking action to help slow their decline at Urb Farm in Wolverton. The social enterprise supports young people to learn the craft of bee keeping, how to produce, market and sell hive products and interact with customers.

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MK Inclusive Tennis

April 2019 | Awarded: £1490

To run four x 6 week courses for 12 adults each time at Olney & Newport Pagnell Tennis Clubs during the summer term. The courses will be targeted at those aged 55+ in an effort to improve health and well being and social interactivity.

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Mediation MK

April 2019 | Awarded: £1497

To fund 'Person Centred Counselling' support sessions to help up to 5 families experiencing difficulties such as relationship/marriage/divorce breakdown. Their aim is for the participants to feel less anxious, more relaxed and improve their sense of well being.

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The Milton Keynes Tamil Forum

April 2019 | Awarded: £4500

To fund the MK Tamil Seniors' Luncheon Club at the Conniburrow Centre. The club is a chance to boost mental well-being and physical ability and for the seniors to feel part of a community and feel less excluded.

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MK Gallery

March 2019 | Awarded: £1500

To fund the ‘Look around your world pretty baby, is it everything you hoped it would be?’ arts project with a group of Syrian refugee women, involving creative input in two workshops that will create a public display in Milton Keynes Gallery’s project space in June 2019.

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Duchess Grove Allotment Association

March 2019 | Awarded: £500

To fund site improvements and a community shed with equipment that can be used for the plot holders in the Wavendon Gate area to share.

FBI

March 2019 | Awarded: £1500

To fund the ‘Operation Herbody’ art project, which will focus on diversity, mental health and women’s voices. The project, will explore the medicalisation of the female body via local workshops and live art performances at MK Gallery and Milton Keynes Museum.

Milton Keynes Islamic Art Heritage and Culture Organisation

February 2019 | Awarded: £5000

To fund a film club for women experiencing loneliness, so they can learn about how to make films over the course of 6 weekly workshops. A filmmaker will work with the participants over the course of the programme to produce a 5 minute film.

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Westbury Arts Centre

February 2019 | Awarded: £1500

To fund a day of activities for children to explore the history of Westbury Manor and its place in the community through interactive guided tours and activities in the house.

Read Easy

February 2019 | Awarded: £1500

To fund training, equipment and setting up costs for the Moving Ahead Scheme. The scheme will see adults who can’t read, being provided with personal tutoring so they can learn how to.

Zoo Co Outreach

February 2019 | Awarded: £4500

To fund workshops and a performance of the ‘Sirens’ show that challenges gender stereotypes and will be working with deaf and hearing students at Stantonbury School and will be performed at Stantonbury Theatre.

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