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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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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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Aylesbury Vale Rape Crisis

June 2017 | Awarded: £4,881

To fund a one to one counselling service and helpline for women who've been affected by sexual abuse. The service aims to increase their mental well being of and help them to be more in control of their lives, and to increase their social networks to combat isolation.

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Acornfields Community Interactions CIC

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund an exhibition to be held at Milton Keynes Library, which will include donated artefacts from residents from a diverse range of backgrounds. The event will encourage interaction between different cultures within the community, by allowing people to tell their story.

The Stables (Wavendon Allmusic Plan)

June 2017 | Awarded: £22,300

To fund the MK50 celebratory event ‘Feast of Fire’, so the access can be improved for the event, a volunteer co-ordinator can be employed and a training programme for young people who are NEET can be offered.

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MK Melting Pot

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,485

To fund a summer school holiday club aimed at low income families. The club will run from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday for a period of 6 weeks over the summer. The club will provide activities including: sewing, cooking, exercises, gardening and many more.

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June 2017 | Awarded: £10,000

To fund the development of the ‘Inspiration Programme’. It will be a certified educational and personal course for young people to develop skills, knowledge and experience of the wider world and society. It will be offered through schools and colleges to Year 12 students.

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Make Lunch MK

June 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the costs for running the Make Lunch MK project. During the school holidays, the organisation provides free cooked food for children and families who would normally benefit from free school meals. Their ethos is to create a family environment for anyone who walks through the door.

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M & G Productions (Might and Grace)

June 2017 | Awarded: £999

To fund a ‘Walk d Walk’ fashion show that will promote the organisation’s members who have arts and fashion design skills, which will be in collaboration with other professional individuals/organisations. The event ultimately enriches the skills of the community, by nurturing people’s individual passions.

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BalancED MK

June 2017 | Awarded: £4,747

To fund a project that will offer advice via a telephone and email service, and also access to a self-support group, nutritional guidance, educational training and counselling. The service is via self-referral, and encourages people to seek help with their mental health issues, to aid long term recovery.

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