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The Willow Project MK

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,200

To fund the creation of leaflets and flyers to spread awareness and to create a local Support group to encourage survivors of sibling sexual abuse to come forward and help those who have already come forward. To also install a helpline and advertise in local papers to spread the word.

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Clean Slate Church

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,200

To contribute to the cost of food, kitchen supplies and Easter eggs for up to 500 guests for a three course meal on Good Friday. The meal is for anyone looking for friendship, but primarily aimed at single parent families, low income families, the homeless & the elderly.

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Thames Valley Partnership

March 2017 | Awarded: £2,420

To continue and consolidate the work of the Family Matters Service in Milton Keynes. The families of those sent to prison are often the unrecognised secondary victims of crime and face complex problems, TVP works to raise the profile of issues faced by families in these circumstances.

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Ride High Limited

March 2017 | Awarded: £30,000

To part fund a Chief operating Officer for Ride High for one year. Ride High is a local charity that helps to transform the lives of Milton Keynes’ most disadvantaged children by teaching them to ride and care for horses.

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Stony Stratford in Bloom

March 2017 | Awarded: £200

To fund pots, hanging baskets and other plants to enable children of all backgrounds from Stony Stratford and Fullers Slade to plant them, in order to foster pride in their neighbourhoods in MK50.

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March 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the LGBTQ+ youth group which provides 13-19 year-olds a safe space when they are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity. The group has been running for more than 15 years and are the only charity providing this support for LGBTQ+ youth in Buckinghamshire.

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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.

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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The Honeypot Children's Charity

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To deliver a respite break to 12 children carers from Milton Keynes. Breaks provided by the organisation before have enabled children who participated to feel less socially isolated and more confident engaging in their school, community and family.

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