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Wolverton Lantern Festival Association

June 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To support the Wolverton Lantern Festival. The event includes a parade through Wolverton, live music, performances by local choirs and bands and there will be a Street Market selling food and other local goods.

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Get Involved In Volunteering (GIV)

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,500

To support a project to create a garden and play area at St Francis Adoption Centre, Woolstone. GIV works with schools to encourage KS3 students to experience supported volunteering in their own community. Volunteering improves self-confidence, motivation, team working and problem-solving skills.

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Child Bereavement UK

June 2016 | Awarded: £20,000

To support two part-time Bereavement Support Practitioners, as part of the dedicated bereavement support service in Milton Keynes. This will expand their reach to bereaved families in and near Milton Keynes, to reach those most in need of support.

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Milton Keynes Museum

June 2016 | Awarded: £845

To support year 6 students from Jubilee Wood School to visit the museum for free. Many students do not speak English as a first language. Some students will have a film training session to talk about objects from the museum and their memories about coming to Milton Keynes.

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Fishermead Trinity Centre

June 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To purchase garden equipment and a pizza oven, providing education and fun activities for children and their families. The pizza oven will educate children that fresh produce can be used creatively and immediately, as it can be used for a variety of cooking, not just pizza.

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Aspects Trust

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,100

To take 25 young people from the Aspects youth club to Great Yarmouth during the summer holidays. The Aspects Youth Club is open to all young people on the ASD spectrum across MK, where they can socialise and learn new skills.

Hindu Youth Group (MK)

June 2016 | Awarded: £200

To support the purchase of new outdoor and camping equipment that needs replacing. Previously the group were unable to take their members on camping trips due to the age of their equipment.

MK Snap

June 2016 | Awarded: £1,570

To support the hire of two marquees for MK Disability Awareness Day, one for the main stage and its events and the second for the craft and creative activities including face painting, drawing, painting, decorating, musical and play area.

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MK Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Group

June 2016 | Awarded: £3,500

To purchase replacement demand valves which are vital to Hyperbaric Oxygen. If they are not replaced, there will be oxygen leakage which will incur extra costs and leak to the chamber making it unusable. The chamber helps improve physical and mental functioning, and helps increase life chances.

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre

May 2016 | Awarded: £4,500

In answer to the frustrations of local families and young people that there is ‘nothing to do in the summer holidays’, Power Plant was a programme of free workshops and events for those living on nearby estates to the Arts Centre, providing opportunities for creative learning and meaningful engagement.

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Beanhill Action Group

May 2016 | Awarded: £962

To support a Willy Wonka themed family fun day at Beanhill football field. As Beanhill is an area of deprivation and social exclusion, fun days help families have a good day together and to form friendships with other families on the estate. Volunteers dressed as Oompa Loompas!

Stony Stratford in Bloom

May 2016 | Awarded: £200

To help support the purchase of a gazebo with Stony Stratford in Bloom’s name and logo on. SSIB used the gazebo at the Stony Stratford Apple Day, where they helped children to plant daffodils in pots to take away and care for.

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