NBSL are delivering the North East Business Support Fund

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If you’re a small or medium sized business based in County Durham, you can apply for a business grant of up to 40% for projects costing between £2,500 and £8,000 (a maximum grant of £3200)

Our grants can be used towards an enormous variety of projects – in fact, almost anything that involves external support on almost any aspect of your business. The funding exists to help you de-risk the decision to invest in your business – so why not find out how we can help?

We’ve supported over 12,000 businesses to grow and develop.

More than 8,500 businesses have accessed our funding programmes – between them, they’ve received £7.3m of grants

If you would like to have an informal discussion with one of our business advisers about your growth plans. They can explain the application process and answer your questions about this very flexible funding programme.

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Below you will find local funding providers in the North East as well as other contacts who can offer business support.

  • Funding of up to 40% towards marketing & web design etc from providers NBSL & Digital Drive.
  • Fund manager NEL which are committed to strengthening our local economy by providing tailored funding solutions to small and medium-sized businesses right across the North East of England.
  • Business Durham which is the economic development organisation for County Durham, delivering the environment for business and economic growth.
  • BEEP team have been brought together to help County Durham’s SMEs achieve financial savings through energy efficiency and energy awareness

 The North East Rural Growth Network supported the creation of the digital enterprise hub by awarding a capital grant to the project. The RGN secured £6 million capital investment from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) Growth Deal – Local Growth Fund in 2015 to support businesses in the rural areas of Durham, Gateshead and Northumberland until 2020.