The People's Millions is coming back to ITV regional news.
Across the country we are giving away 76 prizes of up to £50,000 each to the winning projects - including across the North East.
Over the past eight years ITV - in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund - has awarded nearly 28 million pounds to 523 community projects across the UK.
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