A place which helps adults with learning disabilities thrive in life has been given a funding boost.

Connect the Dots helps people find a sense of community and purpose through activities like baking, cooking, gaming, and gardening.

It was one of five Yorkshire charities and groups to receive a share of £4,500 from The Co-operative Bank’s customer donation fund.

Connect the Dots was awarded £590.

Founder Carly Newsholme said: “The money we have received from The Co-operative Bank Customer Donation Fund has enabled us to set up a new gardening project that will allow us to grow our own fruit and veg which we can then use in our cooking sessions.

“Our gardening project is so important as it provides our members with invaluable opportunities to take part in gentle exercise and mindfulness as well as be outdoors. However, we could not have invested in the gardening equipment without the funding, so we are very grateful.”

To apply for the Co-operative Bank's next round of funding, visit here.

It is open to charities, community interest companies, benefit societies, co-operatives and credit unions.

Amelia Burnett, SME Product Manager at The Co-operative Bank, said: “Supporting our customers, particularly smaller charities and community projects, has never been more important. We are proud to have been able to provide these grants to projects across the UK that are positively impacting communities, at a time when many people are facing cost of living challenges.”