A NEW mums' and toddlers' group and a sewing club for Asian women are among two organisations to benefit from Government grants.
The new Mums `n' Tots group in Crosland Moor got £3,018 from the Government's Neighbourhood Renewal Unit.
The group will be at Thornton Lodge Community Centre and will feature an Asian interpreter.
Miss Ferhat Bano, chairman of Mums `n' Tots said: "I wanted to set up the group because many Asian mothers did not feel comfortable at other groups because of the language barrier."
Contact Ferhat Bano on 01484 352249 for information.
The Stitch and Sew group in Crosland Moor received £3,000.
Fatima Rashid, who applied for the grant, said: "We aim to provide 20 places for women to learn new skills and to socialise and increase their self-confidence."
These classes will also be held at Thornton Lodge Community Centre.
A total of £34,000 has been allotted to groups in Kirklees through the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit's Community Chest and Community Learning Chest programme.
It is being distributed locally through Voluntary Action in Kirklees.
Among other organisations to receive grants are:
Dalton Playgroup, £950; Community United arts and sports workshops, Huddersfield, £3,800; Newsome Action Group, £1,020 for general expenses; Hudawi Education 2000, £2,300 for a summer holiday scheme; Lockwood and Salford Village Green Committee, £1, 610 for operating expenses.
Friend to Friend, Holme Valley, £3,389 for web design and newsletter; Huddersfield African Sports and Cultural Club £1,200 for HIV/AIDS awareness and £2,000 for African Touch cultural events.
Welcome Centre, Huddersfield, £2,395, development project for people in crisis; Standiforth Tenants' and Residents' Association, £2,380 Community United Sports Project, Dalton; Scholes Environment Watch group, Holme Valley, £600 for sun safety.