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Grants We Have Awarded

Arts Culture and Heritage

MK Gallery - Date awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £5000

To run a year-long programme for MK Young Film Maker of the Year running engagement assemblies, film making workshops, school sessions, engagement events with families and a summer school and community based screenings.

Tracing the Pathway – Date awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £4048

To fund the extension and development of the 2015 pilot Site Artist research scheme, in which local and outside artists research MK over a period of 10 days in order to create performance work inspired by MK culture and history and run workshops connecting local artists.

Milton Keynes Arts Centre - Date awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £ 4500

To fund 'Power Plant', a programme offering free workshops and events in the summer holidays to those living on the nearby estates to the Arts Centre.

Milton Keynes Festival Fringe CIC- Date awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £ 10000

To support three aspects of the local commissioning strand within the Fringe, by funding artists and independent producers to develop and create projects. As well as the extra money to fund the running of the Festival Fringe.

Arts Gateway MK - Date awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £2000

To produce and present the MÓTUS 2016 dance festival to expand their impact on audiences through dance.

Wolverton Lantern Festival Association - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £3800

To help fund an organisation that's focus is to advance public education in the arts for the benefit of the inhabitants of Wolverton and its environs. By planning and facilitating the annual Wolverton lantern festival.

Create (Arts) Limited- Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £4111

To help fund a 12-day inclusive multi-art-form project for young people with disabilities aged 18-25 who attend Walnuts College.

Olney Brass Band - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £3000

To help fund a brass band that offers free brass band lessons from spring 2015, all ages welcome. Band member are from all over MK and surrounding villages.

York House Centre (Stony Stratford) - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £127

To help contribute towards the fee for a professional artist and illustrator to lead the workshop, it allows this community event to be free for all so that no family feels unable to attend due to financial reasons, it also encourages families who think they are not artistic? to come along and have a go anyway? they always surprise themselves!

Milton Keynes Cenotaph Trust - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £200

Whole community event to commemorate life of a local resident who died during WW1 serving his country, which will be held at Campbell Park on 12th June (same day as the Race for Life).  It's timing also coincides with the Queen's 90th birthday celebration so music is provided for the event.

Acornfields Community Interactions CIC - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1000

To fund 'The Festival of Languages and Cultural Arts' taking place on July 16th 2016.  Providing opportunities for schools and businesses to explore and embrace learning languages. The funding covers costs of art resources, venue hire, first aid, video production, flyers and 4 project coordinator fees.

Pepper's Ghost Theatre Company Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £10000

To fund work on the MK50 Home Sweet Home project with several hard to reach groups - Encompass, Camp Hill Community and Pandora who have disabilities and learning difficulties.

Woughton Heritage - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To fund the purchase of a FLIP-PAL mobile scanner which will enable the group to capture primary sources - these resources will then be shared with the wider community.

Festive Road CIC - Date awarded Sept 2016

Amount Awarded £4950

To fund the mid-winter Fire Festival, 'Paraffinalia' in Campbell Park

The Play's The Thing Theatre Company- Date awarded Sept 2016

Amount Awarded £4936

To fund production costs for a new play by Mike Elliston, 'Austerity - the Musical'

The Stables (Wavendon Allmusic Plan) - Date awarded Oct 2016

Amount Awarded £5000

To fund the commissioning of a new work for massed community choir, with performance, recording and education program, to mark 50 years of Milton Keynes new city.

MacIntyre Care - Date awarded Oct 2016

Amount Awarded £733

To fund a variety show performed by service users in celebration of their Jubilee year, including singing and dancing from the last 50 years, at the Marshall Amplifications Theatre on 10th November

Environment

Public Community Allotment - Date awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £1438

To fund water butts, irrigation system during dry spells, green house, shelving, cloches, an eco-friendly composter and equipment.  There are 9 normal beds, 3 disabled beds and 2 childrens beds.  A young offender works on site in a voluntary basis.

Fishermead Trinity Centre - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £5000

To fund replacement garden equipment and planting areas within the community garden in Fishermead, providing education and fun activities for children and their families.  The pizza oven will educate children that fresh produce can be picked/used creatively and immediately.

Stony Stratford in Bloom - Date awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To help fund the purchase of a gazebo with Stony Stratford in Blooms name and logo on.  Each year Stony in Bloom provides planting activities for children at community events organised in the town. Up to now they have been able to borrow a gazebo owned by a volunteer, but this has now broken.  As the events happen in the open air and the weather can never be relied upon, they need to purchase a gazebo to ensure that our publicity material doesn’t get damaged.

Fairness

Talkback UK Ltd. - Date awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £4608

To fund a service to help individuals gain confidence and skills when speaking to others and coping strategies.  Time to Talk is a support network that gives people the opportunity to share news, information, experiences and feelings.

MK Reader Service  - Date awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £4625

To buy a new Braille machine to cut down on costs from using an external transcript company.

Q:alliance - Date awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £2320

To fund 'Lunchtime Briefings', speaker and networking events based around LGBT themes that will connect Q:alliance with local businesses and promote workplace diversity.

MK Melting Pot - Date awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £1360

To fund hall hire, food, and materials for activities for a service which will provide childcare for 8-14 year olds from low income families during the summer holidays

Service Six - Date awarded June2016

Amount Awarded £4602

To fund 'Trailblazers' a holiday club in Coffee Hall w/c 25/07/16 - 05/09/16 providing children and young people who live in poverty within Coffee Hall, Bean Hill, Leadenhall and Netherfield with arts and crafts, diversionary events, sports ie. kabaddi and football, homework clubs, cooking, visits to local attractions, career and job guidance and DJ lessons.

Chicheley Village Hall - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £5000

To fund the conversion in Chicheley Village Hall of a female toilet into a disabled toilet, refurbish the second toilet and make it unisex, and to refurbish the lobby.

Aspects Trust- Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1100

To take 25 young people from the Aspects youth club to Great Yarmouth during the summer holidays.

Supporting Xtra Special Families - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To help support families living with disabilities within Milton Keynes, providing events for families during the school holidays to meet and network with other families in similar circumstances.

MK SNAP- Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1570

To help fund the hire of two marquees. One for the main stage and its events and the second for the craft and creative activities including face painting, drawing, painting, decorating, musical and play area.

Akota British Bangladeshi Community in MK - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1000

To help funding for the hire of two coaches for a day trip to Southend-on-sea for 150 people.

Milton Keynes Museum - Date awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £845

To fund a pilot project with Jubilee Wood School, Fishermead, 55.6% of whom English is not their first language.  60 year 6 students will have a free visit on 14/06/16.  25 students will attend a short training session in video making and then make their own short films.

Into the Community - Date awarded August 2016

Amount Awarded £1484

To fund the securing of the perimeter from rodent entry to solve the problem of infestation of vermin.

Friends of Hedgerows & Playzone Nursery Parents Association - Date awarded October 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To fund the cost of a trip to Southend on Sea, visiting Adventure Land and the Sea Life Centre as well as the regular Toddler Time sessions which help promote learning through play and general socialisation for the children.

MK Money Lifeline - Date awarded October 2016

Amount Awarded £128

To fund the purchase of t-shirts for fund raising and marketing opportunistic and also to raise the awareness of the group to the population of Milton Keynes.

Healthy Living

Parkrun UK Date - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £3000

To fund the start-up costs of a new Parkrun, a weekly 5k running event, to be held in Linford Wood

Community Action Development Services CIC - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £4452

To run a 12-month pilot project to trial a volunteering credit scheme with the aim of increasing both volunteering and physical activity in Milton Keynes

MK Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Group - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To fund the financial support by paying for cover for contracted therapists, to make the service as accessible as possible.

Great Holm Group Riding for the Disabled - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £540

To fund a holiday at the Clwyd Special Riding Centre for riders in the Great Holm RDA group.

Sport Milton Keynes - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £10000

To subsidise training costs for local sport clubs who attend first aid, safeguarding children and FA coaching qualification and other sports training and coaching courses

Broughton Cycling Group - awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £197

To fund sandwiches, refreshments and energy bars for the 100 riders attending Sportive on 08/05/16.

Arabian School of Gymnastics - awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £2000

To fund the provision of equipment for boys, to be able to put on classes for boys and encourage male participation in gymnastics

MK Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Group awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £3500

To help funding demand valves used in Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber.

Child Bereavement UK- awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £20000

To fund salary costs of two part-time Bereavement Support Practitioners, as part of the new dedicated bereavement support service in Milton Keynes.

MK Springers - awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £5000

To help fund a qualified tumbling coach to grow the discipline

Child Bereavement UK- awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To help fund the office refurbishment for Child Bereavement UK's new office in Sapphire House, Fox Milne

West Bletchley Community Belly Dance Group- awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1493

To fund equipment for the weekly belly dance sessions, and contribute towards the cost of 45 weeks of tutor fees

Milton Keynes NHS Retirement Fellowship- awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £900

To help fund an annual event for the elderly members to go outside of Milton Keynes, these trips provide an interesting educational and social experience.

Woburn & Wavendon Football Club - awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To fund the contribution of drainage improvement works of the football pitch playing surface and adjacent area.  Allowing more frequent use by the local community especially young male and female footballers.

The Olney Bridge Club - awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1000

To help fund the purchase of wireless scoring equipment for use at the weekly meetings. Currently have 55 members, playing Bridge is beneficial for the health and well-being of seniors as it is sociable and provides mental stimulation. Bridge can be played by people with physical disabilities and health problems.

Friends Of Walnut School awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To fund an end of school year disco for children, from both sites of the Walnuts School, and their siblings.

Hindu Youth Group (MK) awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To fund the purchase of new outdoor and camping equipment that needs replacing.

Age UK Milton Keynes  - awarded July 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To fund the purchase of deep clean equipment and protective clothing for their intensive cleaning service for older people.

Milton Keynes Branch Motor Neurone Disease Association - awarded July 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To help fund the travel of patients to Oxford by taxi for necessary follow up consultations at John Radcliffe Hospital.

Ramgarhia Sabha Lunch Club - awarded July 2016

Amount Awarded £675

To fund a day trip to Brighton for members of the lunch club, paying for the cost of the coach, refreshments and lunch.

Emberton Playing Field - awarded August 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To fund the purchase of a new mower for the cricket square

MK Prostate Cancer Support- awarded August 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To fund a PSA blood test event in October this year as a more proactive measure to promote awareness of the illness. The event would be held in association with the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust who will provide a nurse, laboratory analysis and postage for the notification of results.  The funding will pay for blood tests, Phlebotomists, venue hire, volunteers expenses, publicity costs and general sundries.

East Bletchley Youth Community Group - awarded September 2016

To fund the continued running of a weekly community football session at the Sir Herbert Leon School each Friday.

Amount Awarded £ 3728

Marshall Milton Keynes Athletic Club - awarded July 2016

Amount Awarded £5000

To assist with part funding of the flood lights at their Stantonbury facility.

GranPart Milton Keynes - awarded Sept 2016

Amount 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.  This budget will be used to purchase posters/leaflets/banners, the cost of upkeep of the new website, name badges for volunteers and the purchase of a recycled laptop.

Shenley Wood Village Sensory Garden Project- awarded October 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To part fund the development of a sensory garden.

West Bletchley Short Mat Bowls Club - awarded October 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To fund the replacement of ageing mats that are getting dangerous as the edges turning up and causing a potential health and safety issue.

Conniburrow Community Association - awarded October 2016

Amount Awarded £1394

To fund the cost of the Senior Citizens Christmas lunch/party which encompasses the cost of catering, DJ and hall hire.

The Middle Eastern Cultural Group- awarded October 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To fund the purchase of a heavy duty sewing machine to produce a sensory book which will be used as a teaching tool for children who have special needs.

Friends of the Caribbean- awarded October 2016

Amount Awarded £198

To fund the hire of Conniburrow Community centre to facilitate a Health Awareness Day of events. 

Housing and Homelessness

Milton Keynes YMCA - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £25000

to fund the Resident Activity Manager post for another year from September 2016.

Learning

Care Services (MK) CIC - awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £5000

To purchase sensory equipment for adult residents living with Autism/learning disabilities, helping to develop speech and language.

Sherington Pre-School - awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £800

To fund replacement/updating educational equipment, toys for use by preschool children, signage and display boards.  The window sign and outside banner will help to raise the profile of the preschool.

2nd Loughton Guides - awarded July 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To fund the cost of train tickets so that the guides can attend the Wellies and Wristbands Guide Camp at Foxlease where they can mix with Guides from around the country and develop responsibility and leadership skills.

Citizens MK- awarded September 2016

Amount Awarded £4950

To fund a training package to address their current internal weaknesses and future external challenges.

Local Economy

Young Enterprise - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £5000

To fund volunteer training to deliver the 'Learn to Earn' programme, a social enterprise project which aids in future life planning and employability skills of students in MK. This project is for Milton Keynes Academy and Sir Herbert Leon Academy, starting from September 2016

Safety

MK – ACT - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £4040

To fund a training course for front line workers to enable them to facilitate the First Steps to Freedom Course and create sustainability in the wider community.

Somali Outreach Project - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £ 4980

To fund a dedicated detached youth worker, who will educate and engage for young people who are at risk of committing crime and will encourage them to refrain from getting involved in crime and violence, it will also fund the rent on a premises, funding for posters leaflets, stationery and admin expenses, desktop computer and telephone line. Hire for a football pitch and refreshments for local meetings.

Milton Keynes Prison Fellowship - awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To fund two toy boxes, ten toys, 20-25 children's story books, which will be used by visiting children to Oakhill STC.

Thames Valley Partnership- awarded September 2016

Amount Awarded £5000

To part-fund a part-time co-ordinator for Buckinghamshire for the New Leaf Project, which aims to offers support and guidance to and increase opportunities for ex-offenders, to help reduce rates of re-offending and create safer communities

Strong Communities

Leisure Together- awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £860

To support and fund 12 months of hall hire, further equipment and material costs as well as to support costs of additional fundraising events.

326 Hanslope After School Club- awarded April 2016

Amount Awarded £180

To fund Raptorxotics to come in and visit children in the Summer holiday playscheme in Hanslope.

Woughton Community Council - awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £750

To fund consultation on Neighbourhood Plan.  The Regeneration Programme identified seven priority estates to undergo large-scale efforts to get them out of deprivation.  The purpose of this grant is to continue the momentum to propose actual policies to be released by Summer 2016.  The grant will enable the hosting of workshops, disseminate information, promote the importance of the project and how to be involved.

Poppy Avenue Residents - awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To fund Poppy Avenue Big Lunch for the resident's group on 25/06/16, towards public liability insurance, equipment hire, bouncy castle, arts and crafts and equipment delivery.

Shaw Savill Way Residents Group- awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £300

To fund bouncy castle hire with own liability insurance, plastic cups/plates, giant outdoor games to entertain children, paper/craft materials for community street party on 04/06/16.

Beanhill Action Group - awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £962

To fund a family fun-day on 02/07/2016 in Beanhill in an area of deprivation and social exclusion.

Walton Churches Partnership- awarded May 2016

Amount Awarded £300

To help fund 2 events with 'Broughton & Brooklands Community Connectors'. The Family Fun Day and Big Lunch will take place at the Broughton Pavilion on Wednesday 1st June for local residents.

Poppy Avenue Residents- awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1920

To help fund the coordination of community events for a summer  programme

Global Outreach Foundation- awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £1500

To fund a breakfast club in Conniburrow for BME and migrant communities in the area.

Fun Fridays- awarded June 2016

Amount Awarded £197

To fund a community fun day along with other local organisations to increase the profile of the organisation.

MK Deaf Zone - awarded September 2016

Amount Awarded £2500

To fund the development of a vibrant club for the whole deaf community so that it can organise and run an exciting programme of events that promotes inclusion and raises awareness of deafness to the whole MK community.

Community Events Group- awarded October 2016

Amount Awarded £200

To fund is a family event/disco where families and friends and neighbours can get together socially in a safe and friendly environment.

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