North East Business Support fund offering grants to businesses

Grants will be available from next month for businesses in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham to help growth and increase employment.

The North East Business Support fund potentially offers established businesses a grant of up to £2,800 (35% funding for projects up to £8,000). Businesses in their first year can also apply for support.  Although their grant would be smaller, they will be able eligible for further financial assistance in future years.

Newsmaker and two of its clients benefited from the previous fund and the application process is very straight-forward.  Short-term public relations campaigns, video production and website development are some of the areas to receive funding in the past.