Funding opportunities

The source of information for potential applicants, grant recipients and their delivery partners, as well as North East Combined Authority and local authority staff. This is where we'll list current funding opportunities and calls for proposals. 

Accelerate Ashington

Accelerate Ashington is a package of support services available to local businesses currently trading and operating in Ashington. The programme consists of two elements: digital support with funded access to the introduction of digital tools for day-to-day business activity, and start-up support providing a programme of workshops covering the key skills needed to start and establish new businesses.

Business Growth Fund

The Business Growth Fund is a £3.5 million programme of investment funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). It supports business growth across the local authority areas of Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, and Sunderland. The Fund is delivered by UMi and will attract £11.5 million of private sector investment with an aim to create a minimum of 268 new jobs.

Crowdfund North of Tyne

Crowdfund North of Tyne gives local people the opportunity to create and fund projects which celebrate and improve our local area. 

Crowdfunding encourages projects to raise a proportion of their funding via direct donations from local people, groups, and businesses. This initiative provides grants of between £1,000 and £30,000 to community groups, businesses, charities and individuals in Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland to top up their crowdfunded projects.

Green New Deal

The Green New Deal Fund is a low carbon investment fund established by the Combined Authority and managed by Amber Infrastructure Group. Business interested in applying to the Green New Deal Fund should visit the fund's website for further information.

Invest North East England

Invest North East England is the first point of contact for businesses looking to locate and invest in our region. Working alongside the region’s seven local authorities, their aim is to support new inward investment and promote the region as a prime location for businesses to locate, grow and prosper.

Northumberland Small Business Fund

Delivered by Advance Northumberland, Northumberland Small Business Service is a new programme of business support to help small and micro businesses across Northumberland to start and grow. It is jointly funded by the North East CA, the UKSPF and the Rural England Prosperity Fund.

North East Property Fund

A £20 million property fund aimed at supporting smaller scale North East construction and property development projects will provide an important boost for the construction industry.

The North East Property Fund has been created in response to strong demand from small and medium-sized (SME) construction and property development companies who are unable to access mainstream finance from traditional sources and is hoped it will help kick start development in smaller scale property ventures across the North East.

North East Commercial Property Investment Fund

A £35 million commercial property fund that supports developers in the North East.

The North East Commercial Property Investment Fund is managed by FW Capital and backed by the North East Combined Authority. The fund addresses a gap in the market and will drive economic growth and create new jobs in the North East.

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