MILLIONS of pounds worth of investment will see the North-East and North Yorkshire coastline revitalised with new trails, community hubs and job opportunities.

More than £3m will be spent on the coast via the Coastal Communities Fund and Coastal Revival Fund that support various projects and attractions designed to enrich seaside towns for residents and visitors alike.

The Government has revealed this week that seven projects from Sunderland to Redcar and three projects in Whitby and Scarborough will receive vital financial backing as part of the scheme.

Hundreds of jobs and around £1.5m worth of additional investment from the public and private sectors is expected to be generated once the projects are complete.

Among the confirmed grant recipients in the North-East is the Crimdon Coastal Hub with £1.325m granted towards a £2.23m project to create a visitor and events hub for Crimdon Beach to act as a coastal volunteer, health, educational and information hub for the Durham Heritage Coast.

Redcar's St Mark's Church will receive £43,238 to fund essential stone repairs as part of its St Germain's Tower Project.

More than £46,800 is being granted towards the Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool working to restore the lido for public use.

Further south, Scarborough will receive £472,000 to boost SeaGrown Ltd – a company establishing England’s first commercial seaweed hatchery, cultivation site and outreach centre, driving economic growth by creating sustainable jobs in sectors currently offering few opportunities in the area.

An art trail will be developed with £50,000 awarded to the West Cliff Illusion Art trail. Neon art deco lighting will also be restored for Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire MP, said: “I am determined to support investment and development of our coastal communities across the North-East and Yorkshire and create an economy that works for everyone as we prepare for Brexit and beyond.

“All of the ambitious projects receiving funding today were designed and developed by local people who know what will make the biggest difference to their areas.

“The sheer range of ideas demonstrate the potential of our coastal communities and will all create good jobs, boost growth and improve people’s lives now and in the future.”

This latest investment represents awards from the fifth round of the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund and the third phase of the Coastal Revival Fund in 2018 and 2019.

The multi-million pound initiative has awarded more than £180m from both funds invested in more than 350 projects so far across the UK.