The Rural Business Growth Fund Investment Board are responsible for making in-principle decisions for funding awards to businesses. The Panel comprises a combination of private and public sector representatives. Membership is made up of a representative from each of the constituent local authorities (Northumberland County Council, Newcastle City Council, and North Tyneside Council) together with the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), Advance Northumberland and representatives from the private sector business community. 

It is chaired by Janice Rose, Interim Director of Regeneration, Northumberland County Council.

Panels take place every 4-8 weeks subject to the volume of applications to the fund.

The Panel apply their business expertise and local knowledge to add value to the discussion and contribute to ensuring projects funded will deliver against the objectives of the programme.

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