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Straightforward grant funding for North East Businesses

The North East Business Support Fund has been helping North East SME’s to grow and develop for the past decade.

If you’re an SME based in either Northumberland, Tyne & Wear or County Durham, you could access a grant for almost any type of business support that will help your business to grow – from marketing and web design to financial or human resources planning.

Grant offer

County Durham businesses can access up to 40% of grant funding for projects costing between £2,500 and £8,000 with Northumberland and Tyne & Wear businesses accessing up to 35% grant funding for projects costing between £3,000 and £8,000

Act now

NBSL are urging businesses to join thousands of North East SMEs to take a last look at the North East Business Support Fund for grant support to help de-risk any investment projects currently planned over the next few months as the Fund is due to complete in March 2023.

15 minutes to apply

A simple online form to get all of the information we need to check you’re eligible for our grants.

Simple process

We keep the paperwork and fuss to a minimum – and you’ll have a dedicated adviser to guide you through.

Quick turnaround

Once we’ve got everything we need, you could be starting work on your project within two weeks.

Want to find out more?

With a dedicated website offering easy to understand eligibility criteria, a simple funding process and client case studies, online applications take less than 15 minutes to complete and grants could be approved within 10 working days.

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The North East Business Support Fund (NEBSF) is part financed by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The North East Business Support Fund is administered by North East Enterprise and Business Support Agency, NBSL. Customers can use the funding for most types of business support that will help their business to grow – from marketing and web design to financial or human resources planning. NEBSF also provides fully funded places on Business Development Masterclasses. The North East Business Support Fund receives funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.  Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding