Projects across South Yorkshire celebrate Big Lottery grants

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Over 60 projects across Yorkshire and the Humber have been awarded a share of £576,444 Big Lottery funding.

St Andrews Child Contact Centre in Sheffield has received £5,522 to provide support, mediation and one-to-one sessions for families going through a separation.

And Sheffield City Swimming Club has received £7,540 to run health and fitness activities to educate young people about diet and nutrition and increase the amount of physical activity they take part in.

Oakhill Primary Academy in Barnsley and Saltersgate Junior School in Doncaster have both received grants for outdoor play equipment to encourage physical activity and reduce childhood obesity.

Brinsworth Comprehensive School in Rotherham is celebrating a £9,463 grant to fund activities including music and dance sessions and sports during school holidays aimed at bringing together children of different ethnicities and backgrounds to improve the transition from primary to secondary school.

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund Deputy Director, said: “The awards demonstrate how people in Yorkshire and the Humber are taking the lead to make a positive difference to their local community using grants from the Big Lottery Fund.”