Victim services across the Northumbria Police area are set to receive more than £1m from the force's Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Supporting Victims Fund has awarded the cash to a range of organisations helping those considered to be the most vulnerable - domestic abuse and sexual violence victims, young people, victims of hate crime, and those with mental health needs.
It is the first round of victims funds to be announced this year, with more funding to be allocated to specialist services and charitable organisations over the coming weeks.
The latest beneficiaries include Sunderland Counselling Services, The Angelou Centre in Newcastle, Tyneside and Northumberland Mind, and Streetwise Young People’s Project.
Northumbria PCC, Kim McGuinness, said: “My top two priorities are to help our force prevent crime and ensure that when a crime does happen, the victim is central to all we do.
“With access to the right help at the right time, people can feel better, even stronger, but it can take time.
"Through coping strategies, therapies and opening up conversation, we can help people to recover and successfully move forward with their lives."