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Milton Keynes Victors Amateur Boxing Club

September 2017 | Awarded: £3,076

To fund Saturday morning sessions in Bletchley, that will provide an early intervention for children aged 5-11, to help reduce anti-social behaviour. The sport acts as a tool for crime prevention, and would ultimately impact the anti-social behaviour within the area.

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Get Involved Volunteering

September 2017 | Awarded: £4,968

To fund a project for sixth form students to be trained as mentors in safeguarding, health and safety, conflict resolution and leadership; so they can lead younger children into developing youth fundraising and social action projects. The project will also include team building activities for those involved.

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Citizens:MK

September 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a community leadership training programme, to develop skills amongst community leaders when it comes to organising and evaluating their impact. The people involved would directly benefit by increasing their confidence and learning how to better lead social changes within their community.

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The Middle Eastern Language School

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund up to 30 new students from poorer backgrounds to learn the Arabic language. A lot of the children are newcomers to the UK and have been through distress; the study of Arabic will boost their confidence and help them to retain and improve their first language.

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre

September 2017 | Awarded: £14,751

To fund the designer Yinka Ilori to create a piece of artwork that will be used as a sensory garden; with accessible seating, instruments for creating sounds, interactive panels for experiencing textures and a pathway throughout, that will make it accessible to wheelchair users.

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Ifybella Kidney Organisation

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,400

To fund coffee mornings to raise the awareness of kidney disease for BME communities and to dispel myths and promote tissue and organ donor registration. The mornings promote changes in the lives of the participants, which enhance their kidney health and understanding of the disease.

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Shenley Christian Fellowship

September 2017 | Awarded: £2,749

To fund a family worker for one year, so that parent and toddler sessions can be doubled each week for residents within 0.5 miles of Shenley Christian Fellowship. The project helps to reduce social exclusion and supports families in need, including children with special needs.

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The Patch Allotment Association

August 2017 | Awarded: £1,065

To fund the purchase of four bee hives with their frames, equipment and bee suits; they will be based in Woughton on Green and surrounding areas. This project would help to increase the overall community spirit in the area, and would also help bio diversity in food production.

Galley Hill residents Association

August 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the carving of a tree trunk, which will provide an unusual and artistic seating area next to the play area on the estate. The ornamental seating will help to create an inviting environment for parents and carers when accompanying children to the play area.

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MK Friends Club

August 2017 | Awarded: £995

To fund a trip to the seaside for the members of the organisation, to build stronger relationships within the community. The aim is to also allow other members of the public to see what their community can offer, by educating each other and building friendships.

British Basketball Booster Community Group

August 2017 | Awarded: £1,440

To provide basketball training for young people at the Bletchley and Chaffron Way campuses at MK College. The aim is to create opportunities so that young people of all ages and social groups to access physical activities.

MK Prostate Cancer Support

July 2017 | Awarded: £500

To fund blood testing sessions for prostate cancer. The event raises awareness of prostate cancer and educates people to the preventative cautions to take, to aid in the battle against this disease. Past sessions have been successful in identifying individuals who needed further treatment.

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