COMMUNITY projects in Yorkshire were today celebrating a slice of £2m funding joy.
A total of 19 initiatives in the county are among nearly 250 nationwide given grants by the Big Lottery Fund.
Successful bidders for the cash include:
The Leeds Jewish Student Circle, which will use its £9,985 to provide social support to 300 young adults at risk of social exclusion;
Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council, handed £10,000 to run activities for young people that are designed to reduce anti-social behaviour;
The Faceless Company, a Wakefield charity which is using its £3,990 award to train between five and 10 people in community story research skills.
Big Lottery Fund England chair Nat Sloane said: “These successful community projects are set to improve the skills, health and wellbeing of many people in a range of imaginative and diverse ways.
“The programme provides an excellent opportunity for community groups to make their great ideas become a reality.”