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City Discovery Centre

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund session leader development training, which will allow an increase in capacity and therefore double the number of school children who can experience MK’s New Town heritage. The benefits of this programme include the continuous passing on of knowledge about the town.

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Arts Gateway MK

June 2017 | Awarded: £4,590

To fund the Charlotte Vincent Milton Keynes residency with Virgin Territories Dance Theatre digital installation and engagement programme at MK College and MK Gallery. The aim is to encourage people to talk about the content and themes of the work and to make people aware of a different dance form.

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The Fred Roche Foundation

June 2017 | Awarded: £903

To fund a free event in the Fred Roche Gardens for MK50. The party will include music, dancing, refreshments and activities for people to get involved with. This celebration will help people understand and create awareness in the way in which Milton Keynes is moving forward over the next 50 years.

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Carers Milton Keynes

June 2017 | Awarded: £25,000

To fund the ‘Same Chances’ project; which aims to develop a service that supports Young Adult Carers and helps them to have the same chances as other people their age. It involves one to one sessions, life skills training, peer support groups and other methods to help each individual personally.

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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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Milton Keynes Arts Centre

June 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund an open day at the centre that will provide an entertaining and educational day of drop-in sessions for various crafts, such as: ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting and silversmithing that will be suitable for all abilities. There will also be artists running informal demonstrations.

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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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