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Arts Gateway MK

May 2016 | Awarded: £2,000

To support the production and presentation of the MÓTUS 2016 dance festival to expand their impact on audiences through dance. The aim is to open an audience's perception of what dance can include, expanding opportunities of getting involved with alternative physical activity.

Poppy Avenue Residents

May 2016 | Awarded: £200

To support the Poppy Avenue Big Lunch for the residents group towards equipment hire, a bouncy castle and arts and craft. By hosting the Big Lunch, residents were encouraged to make friends and build relationships. The children got to meet and play with other children they did not know.

Talkback UK Ltd

May 2016 | Awarded: £4,608

To support a service to help adults with learning disabilities to improve their telephone skills, so that they can gain experience and confidence in speaking to others on the phone and be able to deal with situations where they have to gather information and deal with negative communication like cold ...

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MK Melting Pot Summer School Holiday Club

May 2016 | Awarded: £1,360.00

To fund a Summer School Holiday Club for children between 7-14 years old. This cost will help to pay for the hall, snacks, and a coach/bus.Activities will include: Cooking, sewing , keep fit, storytelling, painting, outings to places of interest, jewellery making, crafts, card making and gardening.

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Leisure Together

April 2016 | Awarded: £860

To support 6 months of hall hire, equipment and material costs as well as fundraising events for the group to become more sustainable, in order to tackle social isolation, so that older residents of Newton Leys can socialise and make new friends.

326 Hanslope After School Club

April 2016 | Awarded: £180

To support Raptorxotics to visit the children, to show them animals that they could also touch, including, snakes, a tarantula and a bird of prey. Thanks to the funding, the group did not have to charge and exclude people from deprived backgrounds.

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MK Prison Fellowship

April 2016 | Awarded: £200

To fund toy boxes, toys and children's story books, which are used by visiting children to Oakhill STC. The recording and a copy of the book are sent to the child. Family contact can drastically reduce re-offending rates. Maintaining and building positive relationships with family is key to this.

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Community Action : MK

April 2016 | Awarded: £4,452

To support a 12 month pilot credit scheme where people in Milton Keynes can volunteer and do physical activities for rewards, with the aim of increasing physical activity and volunteering in Milton Keynes.

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Into the Community

April 2016 | Awarded: £1,102

To support the launch of a new online voucher system to replace the paper based system of food vouchers. MK Food Bank deal with over 4000 paper emergency food vouchers per year. The paper based system is no longer for purpose and cannot keep up with the demand of the charity.

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Keech Hospice Care

April 2016 | Awarded: £1,383

To support a 24 hour phoneline to meet the needs of vulnerable service users in Milton Keynes with a life limiting illness and to provide around the clock care and information for families and professionals caring for end of life children.

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The Play's The Thing Theatre Company

April 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To support the One Act Play Festival, which featured the work of four new playwrights, three of whom were women, as there a gender gap in this area of theatre and the group wish to address this. Young people from the YMCA assisted with front of house.

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MK Gallery

April 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To support MK Gallery to deliver MK Young Filmmaker of the Year, which celebrates the creative talents of children and young people from across MK. The year-long programme included engagement assemblies, filmmaking workshops, school sessions, engagement events with families, a summer school, community based screenings and mentoring for the winners.

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