The North East Air Ambulance and a hospice on Teesside have both welcomed the announcement in the Chancellor's Autumn statement that they will get their VAT refunded from next April.
Air ambulance services which cover the North East and Yorkshire are to share £20,000 from the Freemasons' Grand Charity.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance has been awarded £8,000 and Great North Air Ambulance, which covers North Yorkshire, Cumbria and the North East, received £12,000.
A 3-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital after an accident at Kielder Reservoir.
The girl injured her leg on a slide.
She was treated at scene by a paramedic and a doctor and then flown to the Cumberland infirmary in Carlisle.
Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A man is in hospital after an attack in Hartlepool.
Police were called to a disturbance in Monkton Road in the town at around 16:15 yesterday (Saturday 30 June).
Several people were involved in the incident. One man was taken to hospital where he is being treated for a leg injury.
Officers are asking anyone with information to contact them on the emergency 101 number.
A teenager was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling off his bike at a skate park in Hartlepool. The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the park on the town's Catcote Road.
A teenage boy is being airlifted to hospital after a biking accident in Hartlepool.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the skate park in Rossmere Way after the boy fell from his bike. Paramedics are also at the scene.
The teenager is reported to have serious head injuries.
There are reports of a man trapped under a wagon at the SSI steel works on Teesside. Cleveland Police received an emergency call just after 1pm.
The Great North Air Ambulance has been called to the area.