A YOUTH project focusing on health issues has secured a £500 community grant from the North-Eastern and Cumbrian Co-op.

The money will fund equipment for the scheme set up in the D J Evans Youth Centre, at Bowburn, Durham.

The project encourages young people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and looks at subjects including fitness, substance abuse, mental health and relaxation techniques.

Money from the grant will allow project workers to buy sports equipment.

Grant application forms are available from North-Eastern and Cumbrian Co-op's public relations department by telephoning 0191-477 0291.