A THEATRE company in Huddersfield has won a £30,000 Arts Council grant.
The cash has gone to Full Body and the Voice, based at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
The windfall will help research and explore new ways of writing, designing sets, training actors and involving audiences.
The group is among seven in Kirklees to get Arts Council grants.
The Media Centre, based at Northumberland Street in Huddersfield, received £15,000 to extend its digital media projects.
It will also invite more artists from around the world to carry out short residencies.
Tom Holley, creative director, said: "We asked for more from the Arts Council and they gave us more, which means they have recognised that we are doing good work."
South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust gets £27,690 to create a theraputic garden at Dewsbury Hospital. The garden will be next to ward 17, where elderly people with dementia are cared for.
Huddersfield Carnival Committee received £4,500 to design and publish a one-off newspaper to publicise this year's carnival.
Holmfirth artist Mick Kirkby-Geddes also received £1,680 to buy a plasma cutter and compressor. The equipment will help him complete large sculptures.
Event organisation firm Tim Garbutt Events Ltd received £1,284 to allow two of its staff to to attend a course on rigging, working at heights and health and safety issues.