Millions of pounds are coming to the region to breath new life into coastal communities.
Seven areas will benefit, with Sunderland and Scarborough receiving the largest shares.
In some cases, the money will be spent improving skills and and training.
In others, it will help to regenerate historic seaside attractions.
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Sunderland is one of the communities which will benefit from a cash boost to help regenerate coastal area
Areas set to benefit from today's cash boost are:
- Scarborough Borough Council - £2,599,373
- Sunderland City Council - £2 million
- North Tyneside Council - £1,991,612
- North York Moors Historical Railway Trust - £800,000
- Port of Blyth - £500,000
- Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - - £580,720
More than eight million pounds is being given to seaside communities across the North East and North Yorkshire to encourage regeneration.
Scarborough and Sunderland are receiving the largest shares; North Tyneside and Redcar and Cleveland councils are also benefitting.
Elsewhere money is going to the Port of Blyth and North York Moors Historical Railway Trust.
The money will be used to develop tourism and leisure as well as other training and business facilities.