THE CHINESE community in Huddersfield has landed a lottery windfall.
The Huddersfield Chinese Community Centre in Clare Hill has been awarded more than £180,000 in the latest round of lottery grants.
The cash will be used to help Huddersfield's growing Chinese community with everything from further education, language classes and child care to employment guidance.
Group secretary Sui Cheung said: "We are delighted the hard work of our volunteers has paid off.
"We will now be able to employ paid staff for the first time in the group's history and build on the important work we have been doing in the Huddersfield area to bring the Chinese community together."
The money has been awarded as part of the lottery's Fair Share programme.
The scheme has distributed £4m to projects in Kirklees since it began in April, 2002.