GRANTS to improve Kirkburton have been handed out in a bid to improve people's lives.
Kirkburton Parish Council has backed several projects.
It gave £750 to the Burton Environment Group, to improve the triangle of land at Low Town.
Kirkburton Civic Society received £1,725 to go towards its project at George Square, to restore its Victorian features and enhance the area for locals and visitors.
This will involve reinstating the original stocks and replacing the modern street lamp with a reproduction gas lamp more in keeping with the period.
The council given £350 to each of the first schools in the parish.
The money will be used to subsidise the cost of school trips to the National Coal Mining Museum near Grange Moor.
The chairwoman of the council's environment committee, Clr Tracey Thornton, said: "The museum has first-rate education facilities.
"It welcomes the opportunity to show children today how their ancestors lived and worked in this area.
"Also, the museum is not just of historical interest for the children.
"They will be able to learn about nature by going on some of the lovely nature trails which run over the open countryside there."