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MK Natural History Society Photography and Nature Day

May 2017 | Awarded: £200

A photographic exhibition: The Wildlife of Milton Keynes - at the Central Library - A nature day event on 1st July at Howe Park Wood (with the Parks Trust) displaying photographs of the work of the Society's volunteers and nature based activities.

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Baby Basics IT equipment and marketing materials

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the purchase of a laptop and printer allowing the charity to be effective with their referral system, social media email and marketing.

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Galley (kitchen) and office space for Milton Keynes Sea Cadets

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a galley (kitchen) and add an office and secure storage above, within the MKCF industrial unit Enabling the sea cadets to take part in cook/steward training help them to plan, budget, prepare for formal dinners.

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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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Straight Talking

March 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund six sessions to young offenders on issues of teenage pregnancy and child sexual exploitation. The programme will help the young offenders confront their futures, explore aspirations, and look at the route to achievement.

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Arts Gateway MK

March 2017 | Awarded: £520

To fund the "MyMK" photography project for young people who are not in education, employment or training, culminating in an exhibition at Christ the Cornerstone. The project aims to give confidence to young people who might not have an opportunity to show their work otherwise.

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The Patchwork People

March 2017 | Awarded: £200

To fund a textile exhibition at Christ the Cornerstone to celebrate Milton Keynes 50th birthday. The group have taken the New Town as their inspiration and made a collection of small quilts and textile images to reflect the variety within Milton Keynes.

The PACE Centre

March 2017 | Awarded: £13,600

To fund tuition for children to attend the PACE Centre. Pace is a children’s charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. Their goal is to help children and young people with physical disabilities to achieve their full potential.

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