Funding opportunities

Current funding streams open for applications

Local Growth Funding

We are not currently accepting applications for Local Growth Funding (LGF). To keep up to date with news and opportunities about LGF, please sign up for our newsletter.

North East Investment Fund

The North East Investment Fund is currently open for applications. Find out more here.

European Funding


There are currently a number of opportunities for organisations to apply for European Funding that are listed below:

How to apply

Applicants should apply through the website, where you will find the full details and guidance notes.

If you would like to discuss a potential project or need help or support completing your application, all seven local authorities in the North East LEP area have a team who can help you.

European Social Fund (ESF) calls

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) calls

  • Food processing grants
  • Rural Tourism Infrastructure grants
  • Rural Tourism grants
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) calls

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has opened new calls for projects worth more than £72.3m across the North East LEP area.

The North East LEP is holding a free information event to give local partners more details on the focus of the newly opened calls, what areas they will address and how a potential application for funding should be approached.

When: 17 October 2018, 9am (for 9:30 start) to 12.00noon    
Where: St James Park, Newcastle

Register for this event by 16 October 2017. Please note that places at the event will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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