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.
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