A HEALTH improvement scheme in Huddersfield is among 17 projects chosen to share £7m in lottery cash.
The money is being handed out to support initiatives across West Yorkshire aimed at encouraging people to eat more healthily and exercise more.
The Building Neighbourhood Capacity for Health scheme will work with vulnerable adults in Huddersfield to promote healthy living.
The scheme will begin on January 1, 2008, and will see 50 community health activators trained across Kirklees to increase physical activity, improve diets and promote mental wellbeing.
Wheelchair basketball, armchair exercises, Bollywood dancing and cooking courses will be among the activities on offer at events held throughout the year.
The scheme is one of 17 across the region called Altogether Better projects. They were handed cash to support healthy eating, staying healthy at work, increasing physical activity and guiding people towards accessing health advice.
The projects will also set up networks of community health champions at social, sporting and religious groups.
Paul Johnstone, NHS Yorkshire and Humber’s director of public health, said: “We are thrilled at having been awarded the £7m lottery funding but the hard work now begins as we get these schemes up and running across the region.”