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Little Miracles

July 2017 | Awarded: £1,195

To fund arts and crafts materials and DBS checks to enable the organisation to run activities in the summer for disabled children. The project helps families with receiving support within a welcoming environment, which will help them build stronger bonds as a family in the long run.

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Wolverton Lantern Festival Association

July 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund workshops held by local community artists, which will be held for children at Greenleys School, to make lanterns that will then be put up in Wolverton Memorial Square. The lanterns will form a focal point for the Lantern Festival in November.

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Beanhill Action Group

July 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

For the purchase of a new noticeboard so residents can be informed as to what is happening locally. The notice board impacts the events that are advertised greatly, by promoting them and ensuring as many people know about the events as possible.

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The Mix

July 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the expansion of the organisation so they are able to facilitate more people and for a broadband connection, rental tables, a cupboard and art resources for use in the sessions. The group promotes self-help for people with mental health, but also the chance for people to socialise.

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Newport Pagnell Town Panthers FC

July 2017 | Awarded: £1,104

To fund the purchase of a defibrillator, which has the option to switch from adult to child mode. The defibrillator will be of great benefit to not only the club but the community, and is an important safety measure as there are so many people that attend the games.

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Milton Keynes BMX Racing Club

July 2017 | Awarded: £741

To fund a new gazebo for the club. The gazebo is essential in providing shelter for the clubs members in good and bad weather, and used every week at training, and taken to regionals and nationals. It acts as a meeting point that brings the club together.

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Helping Hands Pre-School

July 2017 | Awarded: £800

To fund the purchase of some new toys for the school which link to the Early Years Foundation Stage. The toys are to help the children develop their skills and also their emotional and sensory needs. This will ultimately help in the transition from pre-school to primary.

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Time 4 Autism

July 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund yoga classes for autistic children. Yoga helps children with ASD to feel calmer and less anxious, which in turn means it is easier for them to control their behaviour while learning skills. The yoga also has physical benefits, in that it can improve strength, flexibility and co-ordination.

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Stony Stratford Lantern Project

July 2017 | Awarded: £655

To fund the materials that are required for the lantern festival in Stony Stratford. The event is part of the town’s annual Christmas lights switch on, and encourages creativity, and provides an opportunity for families to connect and spend time together.

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund an open day at the centre that will provide an entertaining and educational day of drop-in sessions for various crafts, such as: ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting and silversmithing that will be suitable for all abilities. There will also be artists running informal demonstrations.

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Create (Arts) Limited

June 2017 | Awarded: £2,477

To fund arts workshops that will enable disabled young people to develop their creative and social skills and confidence while creating new friendships. The project will help the young people involved to grow in self-confidence and self-esteem, while increasing their creativity.

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Friends of the Caribbean

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,570

To fund the cost of volunteers, the hire of Campbell Park Cricket ground and a public notice in the Citizen for a Caribbean fun day in July. The project aims to bring the community together, while teaching people about a popular Caribbean sport.

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