Young people in the North East are to benefit from funding aimed at tackling unemployment.
The money has come from Talent Match, a 100 million pound initiative from the Big Lottery Fund.
Cash has been awarded to two partnerships between charities, councils, employers and colleges in the region.
The North East partnership, led by the Wise Group, and the Tees Valley partnership, led by The Prince's Trust, have each received £50,000.
The partnerships presented their initial plans to the Big judging committee, led by personal films from local, unemployed young people.
They have now received development funding to draw up detailed plans for assessment later in the year.
Talent Match initiative puts charities at the heart of the partnerships, which will use lottery funding to help give those aged 18 to 24 and furthest from the jobs market, skills and opportunities.