Three community projects have secured a welcome cash boost.

Lewes-based organisation Think Free Limited has secured £9,950 from the Big Lottery Fund to promote healthy eating in schools.

The town’s Landport Community Allotment Garden also received £10,000 to develop a shared gardening facility for residents to enjoy.

And the advice charity Relate was given £7,460 to provide training courses for its counsellors in areas such as bereavement and eating disorders.

Lewes MP Norman Baker said: “These are three diverse, but very deserving projects that promote healthy eating, sustainable food production and activity, and support for those who are going through tough times. I am therefore very pleased that the Big Lottery Fund has chosen to lend its financial support to them.”