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Bletchley Old Peoples' Welfare Committee

March 2017 | Awarded: £1070

To fund new double glazed doors for the centre that are wide enough for wheelchair access with a low threshold to allow wheelchairs and mobile scooters access.

Milton Keynes Arts Centre

March 2017 | Awarded: £4,600

To fund Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s ‘New Art, New Ideas’ which will provide support and mentoring that is crucial for developing a successful career within the creative sector. The aim is also to raise awareness in the students of the role they can play in the development of Milton ...

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Great Holm Group Riding for the Disabled Summer Excursion

March 2017 | Awarded: £195

To take our 12 disabled riders away for a summer excursion to the Horse Trust rest home for Horses in Speen. Riding for adults presents a great opportunity for physical, mental and social development, and can provide exercise, mental stimulation and fresh challenges not met elsewhere.

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Milton Keynes Islamic Art Heritage and Culture Organisation

March 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the hire of marquees, staging, the provision of art workshops for people with disabilities and the hire of an outdoor demo kitchen at the Art in the Park Cultural Festival. The event will create greater cultural understanding, overcoming barriers being faced by certain communities.

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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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Q:alliance

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.

Broughton Cycling Group MK50 Cycling Sportive

March 2017 | Awarded: £1,968

To fund a Cycling Sportive Event on the 7th May 2017 for over 400 riders. This cycle event had two routes, one of 50 miles flat to encourage new cyclists and 75 mile hilly to challenge riders. The group also held a free family fun day at the same time.

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