MORE than £100,000 from the Lottery is to benefit local art, sport and community projects.
The Awards for All scheme administers grants from £500 to £5,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.
And the latest round of grants has benefited 15 Huddersfield area projects.
They include the Borough of Kirklees Swimming Club, which was awarded the maximum £5,000 to improve facilities at its base, Huddersfield Sports Centre.
The money will be used to buy anti-wave lane lines and starting blocks. This will improve conditions for competitions and training.
Martin Mosey, the club's swimming development officer and chief coach, said:
"The improved facilities will be fantastic, particularly come competition day.
"The starting blocks were probably as old as the building and in desperate need of replacement."
A £5,000 grant has been given to Flockton Cricket Club.
The club wants to demolish the tearooms, built in 1950, and build new facilities with toilets.
Secretary Harry Marsden said: "This is great for the club.
"When we install toilet facilities it will open up the club to new people and, hopefully, young people put off by the current state of facilities."
"It has been difficult to gain funding in the past.
"But with this grant - as well as a Kirkburton Parish Council grant and lots of help locally - we are now well on the way."