European Funding

Growing the North East's potential

Following the decision for the UK to leave the European Union, the North East LEP is seeking reassurance that European-funded projects already signed off by Government will continue to be delivered.

The European Structural and Investment funds are part of a national programme and are managed and publicised through the GOV.UK website.

To date, the North East LEP area has £89.5million of its £437million EU structural funding committed to projects for the 2014-2020 period.

A further £104.5million worth of projects were put forward to Government for approval in advance of the Referendum.

(Please note these amounts are notional and subject to exchange rate changes).

Together, these funds will help facilitate the delivery of the Economic Plan for the North East LEP area. Details of the North East European Investment Fund Strategy are available here.

A North East LEP Area Shadow ESIF Sub Committee has been set up as part of the application approval process. You can find out more about the Sub Committee here.

More information

Key contacts in each Local Authority can provide more information about our European Programme.


County Durham Stephen McDonald

Maggie Bosanquet

[email protected]

[email protected]

Gateshead Jim Gillon [email protected]
Newcastle Adrian Mcloughlin [email protected]
North Tyneside Michael Keenlyside [email protected]
Northumberland Hugh Clear-Hill [email protected]
South Tyneside Stephen Calvert [email protected]
Sunderland Dianne Pattison [email protected]


For support to make sure that your ERDF application complies with all official guidelines, please contact:

Local Authority Contact Name Contact Details
Durham County Council Jan McDonald [email protected]

03000 269 484

Gateshead Council  Andrew Tate [email protected]

0191 433 2084

Newcastle City Council Claire Prospert [email protected]

0191 211 5693

Kit England [email protected]

0191 211 50098

North Tyneside Council Judith Nunn [email protected]

0191 643 6426

Northumberland County Council Carol Johns-McLeod [email protected]

01670 623875

South Tyneside Council Lee Cranston  

[email protected]

0191 424 7792

Sunderland City Council James Garland [email protected]

0191 561 1158

If you would like to speak to one of the North East LEP team about this call, please contact James Davies or Ben McLaughlin.

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