PLANS for a new community centre in Denby Dale have been boosted by a £2,000 donation.
The Yorkshire Building Society's Charitable Foundation has given the cash to the Denby Dale Centre.
It has been set up at Springfield Mill and is expected to have a daytime drop-in centre for elderly people, where they can gain support or socialise, to help combat the isolation of living in a rural area.
The centre will also have services for young people, including after-school or homework clubs and possibly an internet cafe during the evenings.
Supporters of the project have already raised funds to cover the cost of rent, floor coverings, computer equipment and furniture.
The new £2,000 grant will pay for 24 chairs and new tables.
Kay Thursby, development manager, said: "The generous donation is a real boost to our fundraising efforts.
"Once we have the furniture in place we can start delivering the beginnings of a service which will make users feel comfortable and at home in the centre."
The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is a registered charity which is funded by the society and by staff donating the pence earned in interest on their accounts.
It supports good causes focusing on the elderly, vulnerable people and children and anyone suffering hardship.
It focuses especially on helping community projects, many of which are nominated by local Yorkshire Building Society branches.
Louise Neill, of the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, said the Denby Dale Centre was exactly the type of project they liked to support.
She said: "The centre will bring significant benefits to rural communities.
"The work at the new centre is exactly the type of project our members want their money to help."