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A FILMING project, a herb garden and fitness classes to stop anti-social behaviour are among the South Yorkshire projects to benefit from the latest National Lottery handouts.

Small grants totalling £457,384 from the Big Lottery Fund have been announced for 56 charities and community groups across Yorkshire and The Humber.

Sheffield Central Deaf Club, based at Surrey Place, has received £9,800 to refurbish a room in their new premises. This will enable the group to deliver additional support services to people with hearing impairments and their families.

Meanwhile, Sheffield community group Box 2 Fitness has been awarded £9,935 to provide a fitness programme and volunteering opportunities to young people who do not usually participate in physical activities and who are at risk of committing anti-social behaviour.

Hatfield Village Plan Group, Doncaster, has been given £9,200 to produce a community plan to take in the views, needs, concerns and aspirations of residents, giving residents a voice in the issues surrounding their community.

And Redscope Primary School, Rotherham, has received £10,000 to develop a summer activity programme for children.

The Tassibee Project, in Rotherham, gets £10,000 of funding to develop a sensory herbal garden on their grounds for the use of the women and children who attend the centre.

Friends of Thornhill School, Rotherham, have been given £6,140 to pay for filming sessions to allow the pupils to produce a DVD for the community.

Paul Jones, Big Lottery Fund’s head of the Yorkshire and The Humber region, said: “Whether you’re a community group, not for profit organisation, local council or school, a small grant of up to £10,000 can make the world of difference to your local area and those who live in it.