Lottery boost for war veterans

Sheffield has been awarded 194 grants in the latest round of National Lottery funding for arts, sport and heritage and community groups.

The local Normandy Veterans Association is being given £11,855 so 12 Second World War veterans can travel to a commemorative visit to Normandy.

Trade Base Trust gets £7,443 for ‘therapeutic’ allotment sessions, while Carterknowle Community Health and Craft Project receives £2,382 for exercise classes for older people.