MK Community Foundation
2015-16 – MK Community Foundation awarded a grant of £2120.00 to enable our Youth Coaching Programme. 25 April 2015 saw the start of this programme to motivate our young people to do something meaningful and enjoyable with their time. 70 young people were registered from within the first month.
From the training sessions we were able to set up our local Team CONNIBURROW UNITED (The Hares), 4 teams which we entered in the Milton Keynes & District Development League, U7, U9, U10 and U11. We salute MK Community Foundation for their help and support, we could not have done it without them. Coaching continued two afternoons per week as Conniburrow United play league matches on Saturday mornings.
2010-2014 MK Community Foundation have been instrumental with grant funding toward the community activities for Conniburrow Community Association. Our Football Boot Camp in May 2014 being very successful and would not have been possible without their provision of funding. Our summer trips and activities are also funded partly by MK Community Foundation.
Section 106 Agreement & Baseball
A Section 106 Agreement of the Town & Country Planning Act was signed between the Borough of Milton Keynes and the Commission for New Towns, trading as English Partnerships on 1st Sept 2004.
When Gyosei School was demolished to make way for the ExtraCare Village, a legally binding agreement was made to compensate the community. MKC applied for the monies to be allocated to the baseball pitch at Knowlhill with combined rugby pitch at Emerson Valley. The sum included a community facilities contribution of £320,000 to pay for a baseball pitch at Knowlhill. Strong objections were made regarding the arrangements, GLPC assisted the CCA in obtaining the transfer of funds to Conniburrow.
I would like you to note that: “Milton Keynes Council are the custodians of the funds and are accountable to English Partnerships for its spend and will oversee the design, specification, and implementation of the contract and construction of softball/baseball.”