Monday 14th May 2012
More than 100 charitable causes across the country have been awarded £23 million thanks to the Big Lottery Fund.
The boost is part of the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities programme, which aims to support people most in need and build stronger communities.
Among the 101 organisations to benefit from funding are 15 in Yorkshire; 16 in London; 10 in the South West; and 10 in the West Midlands.
Also sharing the funding are seven organisations in the South East; five in East Anglia; six in the East Midlands; 10 in the North East; and 16 in the North West.
Nat Sloane, Big Lottery Fund England chairman, said: "These imaginative projects will result in more active, healthier communities, with more social and community events to reduce isolation and loneliness as well as providing opportunities for young people to learn from new and positive experiences."