A BANK has given a church group £6,600 to continue providing IT training for disadvantaged youngsters.
Huddersfield Plus Point - part of the Methodist Mission on Lord Street - runs a once-a-week computer class there, for youngsters to help develop computer skills.
Up to 12 children aged from eight to 16 go to the class.
Now, Barclays Bank has given Plus Point £6,600.
Clyde Buckle, Plus Point's project manager, said: "This grant will go towards funding the IT sessions for the young people for the next year.
"We are extremely grateful for the bank's support.
"It will provide young people with the opportunity to learn new skills and do homework and research on the internet.
"I am glad that Barclays are contributing to the valuable work that we do," he added.
Plus Point works for the benefit and wellbeing of socially, economically and educationally deprived young people and their families who are referred to them by social services.
More than 100 children use its facilities.
In addition to IT classes Plus Point also runs activites such as ice-skating and workshops on food hygiene, healthy living and independent living skills.
Barclays spokeswoman Janette Blythe said: "At the bank we are committed to communities and we are delighted to support Huddersfield Plus Point. This is a great opportunity for us to help make a lasting difference."