Nearly £50,000 of Lottery money was handed out to 13 community and voluntary groups in the borough of Barnet yesterday by the Awards for All fund.

The recipients include community projects, sports clubs, and support groups.

Awards were: At A Synagogue Near You £4,969 to set up and advertise an advice service to help the Jewish community access welfare and state services.

Barnet Bereavement Project £4,000 to pay for training in child bereavement support. Community Arts Project £4,440 to pay for a community artist to go into two schools so children can develop their artistic skills. Cockfosters Bowling Club £2,500 for refurbishment and increased participation by female and disabled members. Exiled Writers Ink £4,500 to enable refugee writers to participate in a live literature event where their work will be heard by a wider public. Finchley Cricket Club £3,909 to buy a bowling machine and to install a new practice net. Home Counties Cochlear Implant Group £2,965 to purchase two laptops with static-free monitors the only type that people with cohclear implants can safely use which will be used with specialised equipment during meetings. Middlesex Colts Association (East Area) £5,000 to buy equipment and to market a new cricket summer school for 8-13 year-olds from inner city boroughs. Reachout £2,180 to publicise this support group for victims of abuse and to pay for professional speakers and a massage therapist for relaxation. Resources for Autism £3,608 to pay for a project leader and assistant to run a respite care 'Saturday Club' for children with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. The Stables Horse Activity Centre £1,661 to purchase riding equipment for therapeutic activities for people with learning disabilities. Watling Festival £4,982 to purchase covered stalls and tables for next year's festival. Whitefield School £4,610 to pay for a youth hockey development project.