Eligibility checker


North East Investment Fund applications are evaluated on the following key criteria:

  • Strategic economic fit: will your project contribute to strengthening our local economy and/or benefit transport, connectivity or infrastructure? We consider how your proposal will impact immediately and/or act as a catalyst for future change.
  • Deliverability: will your project be completed on time and are the goals achievable? Key issues that tend to affect the timescale are; for example, match funding, planning permission, site conditions and so on.
  • The recyclability of funding: How and when will you repay the loan including consideration of contingency plans in unforeseen circumstances?
  • Circumstances? Unlocking economic growth: How will your project and the investment achieve economic growth and outcomes including job creation, job safeguarding, brownfield land development and private sector investment?



Read our case studies on successful previous applicants

Tue 8th Mar, 2016

Blyth Workspace development nears first anniversary

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Thu 11th Feb, 2016

Final tenants move into North Tyneside Business Park

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Tue 9th Feb, 2016

Fund invests £58 million in North East economy

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