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Happy Days Children’s Charity

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a trip for 55 children with special needs to see The Lion King, in order to boost their morale. The children benefit from the experience both physically and mentally and it provides a fantastic morale booster for them.

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September 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a community leadership training programme, to develop skills amongst community leaders when it comes to organising and evaluating their impact. The people involved would directly benefit by increasing their confidence and learning how to better lead social changes within their community.

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre

September 2017 | Awarded: £14,751

To fund the designer Yinka Ilori to create a piece of artwork that will be used as a sensory garden; with accessible seating, instruments for creating sounds, interactive panels for experiencing textures and a pathway throughout, that will make it accessible to wheelchair users.

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Shenley Christian Fellowship

September 2017 | Awarded: £2,749

To fund a family worker for one year, so that parent and toddler sessions can be doubled each week for residents within 0.5 miles of Shenley Christian Fellowship. The project helps to reduce social exclusion and supports families in need, including children with special needs.

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The Middle Eastern Language School

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund up to 30 new students from poorer backgrounds to learn the Arabic language. A lot of the children are newcomers to the UK and have been through distress; the study of Arabic will boost their confidence and help them to retain and improve their first language.

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Haversham cum Little Linford Parish Council

September 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a skate ramp for young people and adults, for people who enjoy skate boarding, BMX cycling and scooters. The facility will provide opportunities for new participants to get involved in the sports and will have a positive impact on the resident’s physical and mental health.

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Ifybella Kidney Organisation

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,400

To fund coffee mornings to raise the awareness of kidney disease for BME communities and to dispel myths and promote tissue and organ donor registration. The mornings promote changes in the lives of the participants, which enhance their kidney health and understanding of the disease.

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Community Arts Resource Centre (CARC)

September 2017 | Awarded: £3,669

To fund the purchase of equipment for community, school productions and charity events in the local area; including a tent, marquee and a washing machine amongst other things. The organisation provides low cost equipment for events in the local area.

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Works For Us

September 2017 | Awarded: £20,416

To fund a project coordinator, who will identify and source volunteer work placements for the long term unemployed, so they can improve their employability prospects and hopefully move into paid employment. The project also helps to improve the client’s confidence and overall well being.

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Community Action:MK

September 2017 | Awarded: £17,570

To fund the creation of a Governance Development Programme for charities in MK. The project will make positive changes for individuals and organisations and ensure that better outcomes are delivered for the service’s users and participants.

Milton Keynes Victors Amateur Boxing Club

September 2017 | Awarded: £3,076

To fund Saturday morning sessions in Bletchley, that will provide an early intervention for children aged 5-11, to help reduce anti-social behaviour. The sport acts as a tool for crime prevention, and would ultimately impact the anti-social behaviour within the area.

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MK Friends Club

August 2017 | Awarded: £995

To fund a trip to the seaside for the members of the organisation, to build stronger relationships within the community. The aim is to also allow other members of the public to see what their community can offer, by educating each other and building friendships.

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