Community groups have received over £20,000 from the Big Lottery Fund Awards for All grants.
Tinderwood Trust, Sowood Pre-School and Heptonstall Garden Society were the Calderdale recipients.
Grants range between £300 and £10,000 and are given to projects that will benefit communities.
Tinderwood Trust, which offers “forest school” sessions for children and their families, received the maximum £10,000.
Trust project developer Emily Jones said: “This money means we can take the next step. It is very exciting for us.”
The trust is hoping to expand classes to twice weekly.
Graham Mynott, a trustee, added: “We’re hoping to work with children that have suffered domestic violence or have not had the best start in life.”
Sowood Pre-School received £9,281 and will invest the money into new equipment and resources to help staff prepare children for school.
Hannele MacNaugtan, a member of the management committee, said: “It will make a real difference to Sowood Pre-School.”
The third winner was Heptonstall Allotment Garden Society, which received £3,000.
It plans to buy the land on which the allotments stand so as to secure them as a community facility.
In Yorkshire and Humberside, £267,361 was shared out between 32 schemes. Vanessa White, Big Lottery Fund’s head of the Yorkshire and Humber region, said: “It’s great to see these groups all making such positive starts to the year.
“These projects are contributing to their communities in a remarkable way and we are proud to be able to support them.”
Tinderwood Trust also recently received £4,500 from Hebden Royd Town Council, which will be used for new equipment, waterproofs and insurance.