A GROUP based in Huddersfield to help young people learn through music and dance has received a regional award.
Training company Connected2 won the On The Up category in the West Yorkshire Social Enterprise Link Awards.
The trophy was awarded to Lloyd Pusey, Kevin Nurse and Chris Chinnocok, of Connected2 at a ceremony at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
It was presented by Liam Black, director of the Fifteen Foundation - the organisation behind Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant in London.
The awards were held to highlight the work of not-for-profit businesses and voluntary organisations in the Yorkshire region.
Connected2 was set up to provide training courses for young people in the Huddersfield area.
It has also been dubbed Huddersfield's Fame Academy - with its search for new talent in the music industry.
Connected2 plans to propel six local bands into the big time by giving them advice and support and sending them on a national tour of students' unions supporting well-known acts.
The project has received support from West Yorkshire Social Enterprise Link.
Connected2 employs eight full-time and three part-time staff.
Its facilities at St Peter's Street are used by about 45 people a week taking courses in music, music technology, breakdancing, street art, graphics, web design, drama and film and video production.