THE National Lottery Fund has given £9,000 to a community garden project in Bradford, which produces home grown fruit and veg.

Wibsey Community Gardens is helping people make a positive impact on the environment where they live.

The grant will be used to develop wildlife spaces and a new orchard.

The funding will also be used to support children in local primary schools, teaching them about the benefits of spending time outdoors, as well as healthy sustainable eating.

More than three quarters of people in Yorkshire say the environment will be important to them in 2020, a survey by The National Lottery Community Fund reveals.

Rob Hartley has been volunteering at Wibsey Community Gardens since leaving his construction job.

He said: “I used to work in construction, and I only just started volunteering before Christmas here at the Wibsey Community Gardens. This year, I hope I can learn more about gardening and growing of fruit and vegetables.”