THE fight against racism in Huddersfield and Dewsbury has been given a £300,000 boost.
Kirklees Racial Equality Council (Krec) will receive the money over the next three years.
It is part of grants totalling over £3m awarded to voluntary and community groups throughout Yorkshire and Humberside from the Community Fund Group.
Krec provides activities for young people, including outings, sports and befriending schemes.
Its chief executive, Khalid Hussain, said the group was delighted its bid for cash had been successful.
He added: "The money will be used to set up a new project called Ark, which stands for Anti-Racism Kirklees.
"The main aim behind the project, which will be based in North Kirklees, will be to work with young people who show a tendency to racial harassment and anti-racial behaviour."
Mr Hussain said: "We are recruiting a youth work co-ordinator and several youth workers to work predominantly, but not exclusively, with white youths who exhibit racially aggressive tendencies.
"In addition to the grant from the Community Fund Group, we have managed to secure a further £80,000 to support Ark.
"We hope the project will help us to develop even better links with our partner agencies, including the police, Huddersfield University and Kirklees Council," said Mr Hussain.
Age Concern Calderdale is also in line to receive a three-year grant of £213,763.
This will pay for staff and running costs for their Halifax town centre ``one-stop shop", which gives advice on benefits and services for older people.