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MK Melting Pot

June 2017 | Awarded: £4,845

To fund cooking courses at Springfield Community Centre for groups of people within Springfield, so that they can learn about healthy cooking skills, budgeting and offer them the opportunity for them to be able to earn a Health and Food Hygiene Certificate.

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MacIntyre Care

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,139

To fund a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, which will take place at Marshall Amplifications. The participants benefit from engaging in activities that help to grow their confidence and creativity. The programme also helps to improve their reading skills, as they are learning dialogue.

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Compass Club

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,230

To organise basketball and football for young people from different estates, to get them to engage young people in sport, while celebrating the MK50 anniversary. The event will enhance social cohesion by easing community tensions.

Talent Unlimited MK

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,440

To fund the venue hire for sessions that are provided to help people with Autism develop their skills and talents twice a month. The project will encourage people to develop their own individual talents, and in doing so, relieve social isolation and mental health issues.

MK Natural History Society Photography and Nature Day

May 2017 | Awarded: £200

A photographic exhibition: The Wildlife of Milton Keynes - at the Central Library - A nature day event on 1st July at Howe Park Wood (with the Parks Trust) displaying photographs of the work of the Society's volunteers and nature based activities.

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One World Club

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,300

To fund the performers for the One World Celebration event which will be held at Christ the Cornerstone, which will celebrate many MK cultural communities, MK50 and also the church’s 25th year anniversary. The aim is to provide an opportunity for people to feel included and accepted.

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Local Media Initiatives CIC

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,200

To fund the building of the website, which will allow people from different communities communicate with each other. The website will give residents the opportunity to write their own stories about themselves and events that are taking place in their own communities that will hopefully help the community grow stronger.

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Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors

May 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

To fund activities that will take place over the summer for families to take part in together, to create a more cohesive community spirit and reduce feelings of isolation for vulnerable people. There will be free and low cost sessions which will make them more accessible to low income families.

YiS Youth Counselling Service

May 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund a counsellor for 138 sessions, or counselling for young people in MK over 12 months. The counselling offered helps young people with a variety of issues, with promising results. Some of the things in which they help with are: anxiety, depression and family problems.

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Ridgeway Community Trust

May 2017 | Awarded: £952

To fund a weekend trip for the Friday Youth Club to go to the Caldecotte Xperience. The trip offers the chance for the children to gain new experiences and challenge themselves in an encouraging environment.

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Baby Basics IT equipment and marketing materials

April 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the purchase of a laptop and printer allowing the charity to be effective with their referral system, social media email and marketing.

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YiS Youth Counselling Service

April 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a member of staff who will work part-time to develop and build relationships with local schools to increase the profile of the organisation and improve the capacity of the amount of specialist counselling services they can provide to young people.

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