PEOPLE in Huddersfield were today offered the chance to grab lottery cash.
The Big Lottery Fund today announced a bigger People's Millions public voting competition, firing the starting gun for communities across the ITV Yorkshire region.
Fund organisers want good causes to put in their bids to receive one of five awards of up to £50,000 each.
People across the UK will be able to vote for their favourite projects when the on-air contest hits TV screens in the autumn, awarding 90 grants.
The number of awards has increased in the Yorkshire region, with a total of £250,000 up for grabs.
Five awards will be made, including one to the most popular runner-up.
The opportunity to have a say on how Lottery money is awarded caught the public imagination last year.
Thousands of votes were cast in a frantic week of frayed nerves that culminated in champagne celebrations for more than 50 projects.
Winners of the previous contests have been using their cash to make their local communities a better place to live.
In Yorkshire they are the Heeley City Farm in Sheffield, the Wakefield West Primary Care Trust, the Woodthorpe Development Trust in Sheffield and Calderdale Parent and Carers' Council.
Viewers will be able to see their progress on ITV tonight in a half-hour programme to be screened at 7.30pm.
Katie Clarke, spokes- woman for the Calderdale Parent and Carers' Council, said: "Families with disabled children had a dream that they wanted to achieve - for local parks to be inclusive to all children of all abilities and ages.
"Together with children and young people in Calderdale they have raised awareness and worked really hard to come up with a design for an inclusive play area.
Vanessa White, the head of the Big Lottery Fund in Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "People in the region have been eagerly anticipating this year's People's Millions ever since the phenomenal response last year.
"There are even more grants to be won this year. So if you are a voluntary or community group, parish or town council, school or statutory health body and you need £50,000 to pay for a project that will help the local environment, involve local people and help those facing hardship, then the message is simple: Get your application in."
The Big Lottery Fund will assess and shortlist projects to go forward for the public vote.
The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 18.