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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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MK Prostate Cancer Support

August 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a PSA blood test event to promote awareness of the illness. The funding will pay for blood tests, Phlebotomists, venue hire, volunteer’s expenses, publicity costs and general sundries. PSA tests are useful to get early indications and to understand future risks.

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MK Pre-School Learning Alliance

August 2016 | Awarded: £1,413

To fund a project to support the running of a local mother and toddler group, where two childcare professionals will work within the group; Little cherubs at York House have been run by parents, for parents for the last 16 years. The aim is to employ two experienced professionals.

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The Wednesday People

August 2016 | Awarded: £1,112

To fund a lunch project for a year which will increase the profile of the group in the local community and encourage more participants to join. The group hopes that the provision of a monthly lunch will encourage more local older people to come along for their Weekly Wednesday get-togethers.

Into The Community

August 2016 | Awarded: £1,484

To support the securing of the perimeter from rodent entry to solve the problem of vermin. The Food Bank has lost several hundred donated items of food. It is important to get this work complete before Harvest and winter, when colder weather will encourage the rodents back into the unit.

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Woughton Heritage

August 2016 | Awarded: £1,088

To support the purchase of eight B1 display-board panels in order to present research materials for exhibitions, such as “Woughton – Changing Landscapes”.

Woughton Community Council

August 2016 | Awarded: £200

To fund the purchase of new treated sleepers for raised beds, topsoil and currant bushes. The raised beds make it easier for the children in the junior gardening club to plant and raise vegetables, and use them in recipes. Through this they gain an interest in growing their own food.

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Emberton Playing Field

August 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To support the purchase of a new mower for the cricket square. The mower is a specialist piece of equipment that cuts the wicket very short and an ordinary mower for garden use would not be suitable.

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