Twenty-five charities and community groups based in the district have received more than £240,000 in funding thanks to the National Lottery.

The recipients, which include schools, sports clubs, and residents associations, have received grants of between £7,000 and £10,000.

These grants will be put towards funding projects aimed at improving the lives of people in the district.

One group which has benefitted from the grants is the School of Rock & Media, which has received £9,140.80.

The social enterprise, based in Little Germany in the city centre, will use the money to fund a creative workshop for young people.

Co-founder John Bolton said he is “absolutely chuffed” to receive the money.

He said: “We are trying to get across the message around internet safety.

“We started doing pieces of drama teaching young people to be safe, and some of the older ones started developing their own ideas.

“The money will be used for putting on performances on internet safety for the public, for a wardrobe and staging, and professional drama teacher Rebecca Sykes.

“It’s important this work goes on, especially as young people use the internet to express themselves, so they can learn to do it safely.”

Brighouse Myasthenia Gravis Association, Hilton Community Group, Ifive Academy, Keighley RZM Cricket Club, Keighley Victoria FC, Manningham Youth Association, and Undercliffe Youth & Community Association, all received £10,000.


The other recipients of Lottery grants were:

Beraca Youth and Women's Services, £9,780

Birstall Cricket Club, £9,980

Cancer Support Yorkshire, £8,826

Crossflatts Cricket Club, £9,600

Eccleshill Walkers, £9,988

FORT 4 KIDS, £8,078.48

Friends of Silsden Town Hall, £9,970.96

Hanover Close Residents Association, £7,082

Keighley Area Sports Association, £9,999.47

Lister Mills Community Association, £9,999.60

MAPA Bradford, £8,728

Menston Cricket Club, £9,220

Otley Action for Older People, £9,950

Peacemaker International Project, £9,990

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School (Keighley), £9,890

St Philip’s CE Primary School (Girlington), £9,968

The Meridian Centre, £9,990