VOLUNTARY and community sector organisations are to receive a share of nearly £130,000.
The cash is part of the West Sussex County Council public health prevention and wellbeing grants programme.
The grants fund innovative, community-based activities for residents designed to enable people to get out and about, make friends and see others.
This year awards ranging from under £50 to £5,000 were given to a variety of charities or organisations based around the county.
They will be used for a number of different projects that will help to tackle social isolation – particularly among older residents.
These include tea and chat groups, choirs and fitness and learning activities.
To find out more about the grants, go to westsussex.gov.uk.