A CULTURE project for young people has missed out on Lottery funds.
The HistoryMakers project aims to create a sense of local pride and bring different generations together to develop a sense of community.
West Yorkshire Joint Services introduced the scheme in Spring 2006 and it had been successfully trialled at the Hugh Gaitskell Primary School in Leeds and Ryhill Primary in Wakefield.
This involved a series of lessons where 10 and 11-year-olds investigated their heritage by using a range of local history resources.
They were then asked to produce their own individual archives of their lives and communities.
Deciding not to offer a grant, the Big Lottery committee commented that the application had many good qualities, but it had to reject the proposal on the grounds that other schemes more fully met the programme aim of bringing real improvements to lives of people most in need.
Despite the blow, HistoryMakers will continue this year.