A scheme which uses sport to tackle unemployment among young people in the Tees Valley has been boosted by a grant of more than £173,000.
Sport Works is one of three projects across the North East to receive a share of £746,506 from the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities programme.
The scheme aims to improve job prospects for young people with disabilities and those who are not in employment, education or training.
The award will be used to provide training for disadvantaged young people.
Among the other organisations to receive funding is Derwentside MIND.
The money will be used to improve the support available to people with mental health problems in and around Stanley.
The North East Prison After Care Society (NEPACS) has also received a grant of £300,000 to help improve contact services for children and families of prisoners.