A KEIGHLEY community centre has received a £140,000 boost.

The Good Shepherd Centre has been awarded the cash by the Government-financed Keighley Towns Fund.

Improvements to the hall at the charity's West Lane base will now be carried out, including the creation of a new space and refurbishments to windows.

The Good Shepherd Centre offers a wide range of community provision, and earlier this year was praised in Parliament for its work helping Ukrainian refugees settling in this area.

Centre manager, Dorota Plata, says: "The funding will make a huge difference to the work we do.

"The centre supports on average 200 people a week, and we can serve up to 100 dinners in the hall.

"The space is used for everything from mother and baby groups, a regular luncheon club and craft group to colleges delivering a variety of courses, as well as community events and vaccination clinics.

"We support communities in many different ways and are well-known amongst statutory bodies for having good relationships with 'hard-to-reach' people in the area.

"The refurbishment means we can make better use of our space to support people who really need it."

For further information about the centre's work, visit thegoodshepherdcentre.org.uk