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St Mungos Church Street

December 2016 | Awarded: £200

To host homeless young people over the Christmas period and make them feel involved. To fund the purchase of a Christmas tree, lights for decoration, Christmas decorations, baubles and tinsel.

MK Citizens Advice Bureau

December 2016 | Awarded: £12,655

To fund the cost of a Citizens Advice Caseworker for 12 months, for the residents of Conniburrow and the Western and eastern expansion areas. A localised service reduces the need for those who are less able to travel to go into their main centre, saving them time and avoiding unnecessary cost.

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Olney Town Football Club

December 2016 | Awarded: £2,000

To fund the purchase of a more cost effect Dimplex Storage Heater system which will replace the ‘old style' convector heaters which are over fifteen years old. Having heating in this kind of establishment if fundamental to all year round use.

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The Milton Keynes Tamil Forum

December 2016 | Awarded: £700

To fund the celebration of Ponggal, a Hindu harvest festival celebration, at Stantonbury Leisure Centre in January. It is a time of great joy for the people involved, as they celebrate the bountiful harvest of crops; both children and adults will perform a variety of music and dance items.

Worktree Data base

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,733

To part fund the development of an online database to support the growth of our Career WorkOut programme, which will grow by 50% next year to involve 6,000 students from six schools and 1,600 work guest hours from 400 companies.

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London Lions Sport Foundation

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the provision of free Basketball coaching from the London Lions in order to promote Basketball as a healthy, active lifestyle choice, a positive diversionary activity and as a first step to bringing top level basketball back to Milton Keynes.

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Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust

December 2016 | Awarded: £752

To fund memory boxes for children who have lost family members. When a family registers after a bereavement, they provide each child with a memory box to keep items relating to their special person. These boxes help children to come to terms and understand their feelings when they lose a ...

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Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the transformation of a side room on Ward 2 (adult short stay), into a space which leaves patients feeling calm and comfortable. The room will be decorated by an artist, who they plan will hold workshops with patients, staff and community to formulate suitable ideas.

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Milton Keynes YMCA

December 2016 | Awarded: £19,079

To support a pilot scheme to increase the mental health work that they provide, to 3 days per week. This would allow them to recruit a dedicated person to develop the scheme. The Therapy Worker will cover areas such as: suicidal thoughts, self-harm, anxiety, depression, anger issues and addictions.

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December 2016 | Awarded: £4,733

To part fund the development of an online database to support the growth of the Career ‘WorkOut’ programme, that teaches young people about their potential future careers and opportunities. The database would deal with managing volunteer bookings and correspondence at lower than the current costs.

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5th Newport Pagnell Scout Group

December 2016 | Awarded: £1,496

To fund the purchase of tables, benches and tableware for group activities for their camping equipment. They will also be used at other group activities such as weekly meetings and when holding a community fundraising events.

Special Needs Unit Gymnasts (SNUGS)

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,705

To part fund the cost of accommodation, food and team uniforms for the visit to the British Special Olympics, for 10 gymnasts, three coaches, and one welfare officer from Milton Keynes. This event shows that with the right support, what people with intellectual disabilities are able to achieve.

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