WILSDEN Primary School and Cullingworth Juniors Football Club have both received funding as part of a drive to boost access to grassroots sport.

Cash has been awarded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Wilsden Primary School was granted £492 and Cullingworth Juniors FC £412.

A third organisation in the Shipley parliamentary constituency, Salts Juniors, was also amongst the recipients. It was awarded £1,045.

Shipley MP Philip Davies welcomes the funding.

"I know from visiting different grassroots clubs across the constituency what a difference they make to our local communities and how much young people enjoy taking part," he says.

"I am delighted that three organisations in my constituency were successful in securing funding. Grassroots facilities are vital in nurturing future sporting talent as well as encouraging people to get active and keep fit."

Nationally, more than 1,700 groups and projects were awarded cash.

Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said: "We are committed to levelling up access to sport, which is so important for the nation’s physical and mental health.

"We are supporting the delivery of new and improved grassroots sports facilities across the UK so that physical activity is accessible to all, irrespective of a person’s background or location."