How We Can Support Your Business

The North of Tyne Rural Business Growth Service 2020 – 2023 is a £7.9m programme of investment part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, and the North of Tyne Combined Authority. 

If you are a business owner located in the rural North of Tyne and looking to grow, we want to hear from you. We provide an individual tailored programme of support which will be diagnosed, developed and managed by one of our Rural Enterprise Specialists.

Our programme will assist 300 businesses on their growth journey by 2023. If you want to be one of the businesses we work with, find out more about us and how to access our programme of support, register with us now.

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Am I eligible for support?

If you are a micro, small or medium sized business based in the rural areas of Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside then you may be able to access our support. You must register with us so we can assess your eligibility.

Please check your location to determine if you are based in an eligible rural area. You need to do this by using MagicMaps. Please enter the postcode of your project address. This may be your registered address or the premises you operate from or if you are looking at moving, where you intend on being located. 

The video below will help you to use MagicMaps. 

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Are you looking for investment? 

We offer capital grant support for businesses looking to expand or diversify their operations. If you own a business and are located in the rural areas of the North of Tyne, then you may be able to access up to 40% of your project costs. Find out more about the Rural Business Growth Fund.