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Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors

March 2017 | Awarded: £300

To purchase equipment and entertainment needed to hold two family fun day sessions, due to successful events in the past. The fun days will include various forms of entertainment for the children; with Inflatables, Arts and Crafts and other activities for them to get involved in.

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.

Broughton Cycling Group MK50 Cycling Sportive

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,968

To fund a Cycling Sportive Event on the 7th May 2017 for over 400 riders. This cycle event had two routes, one of 50 miles flat to encourage new cyclists and 75 mile hilly to challenge riders. The group also held a free family fun day at the same time.

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s New Art, New Ideas

February 2017 | Awarded: £4,600

New Art, New Ideas - a programme of workshops & events delivered by creative sector professionals to MK based students. Students will gain awareness of the role they can play in developing Milton Keynes’ cultural landscape, with particular focus on MK Futures & the city’s bid for European City of Culture.

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MK SNAP 25th Anniversary Celebrations

February 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a worker to coordinate the 25th Anniversary of MK SNAP, and to mark MK50. The events will pay tribute to the valuable contribution people with learning disabilities have made to our communities, and help to document their often forgotten life experiences and histories.

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1st Whitehouse Rainbows

January 2017 | Awarded: £300

To help fund the new Rainbow group that will give girls who are moving into the Whitehouse/Fairfield’s areas an opportunity to join the girl guiding community. They welcome girls from all backgrounds and give them a chance to try new things and experience adventure.

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Ramgarhia Sabha Lunch Club

January 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the costs of the lunch club held every Wednesday. The club offers a place for members to offer their prayers and then enjoy a freshly cooked vegetarian meal. The club gives the members the chance to socialise and keep updated on their local community.

Baba Zorawa Lunch Club

January 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the costs of the lunch club including: hire of hall, cook, food, insurance and disposable tableware. The organisation arranges lunch clubs where they serve vegetarian meals, and also annual outings to ensure that the very elderly or unwell members of the community are cared for.

MK & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch Summer Tea party

January 2017 | Awarded: £618

To fund a summer tea party to celebrate MK50 and create awareness amongst the MS community of accessibility of MK Parks.

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Mediation MK

January 2017 | Awarded: £1,250

To fund a programme called 'Young Voices' for young people. This programme will allow individuals and/or families of individuals between the ages of 5 to 25, to have equal access to services which will provide and maintain a positive outcome for their lives.

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