A WHOPPING £33,500 has been dished out to four community groups in Bury.

Activities like over 50s yoga and a mental health wellbeing scheme for young athletes will all benefit from the cash boost.

The money is part of £4.8 million of funding handed to 90 projects across the north west.

Among the schemes to benefit is the One in Four project, which is run by Bury FC Community Trust.

The funding will be used to run a series of activities including mentoring sessions, sport activities and discussions on mental health and wellbeing. The project aims to provide new sessions for young people to help improve mental wellbeing.

Fusilier Court is sheltered housing in Chislehurst Close, its residents association received £8,967.

The funding will be used to run a digital skills training programme for residents, which will cover internet access, finding information online and how to keep in touch with friends and family. The project aims to develop resident’s IT skills, reduce digital exclusion and enable residents to become more independent.

Radcliffe and District over 50s Yoga Group, which operates out of St John Ambulance in Sion Street, has been given £6,310. The funding will be used to continue to run yoga therapy sessions.

Primary school, St Joseph's in Queen Street, Ramsbottom, has received £8,615 for its parent, teacher and friends association.

The funding will support the development of a school playground and community space which will include an interactive zone for parents, children and the wider community. The project aims to provide a community facility which will be used as an intervention space, social zone and parental engagement facility.