Funding for SMEs

Accessing the right funding support can propel your business to new markets, higher productivity and more turnover. If you’re based in the North East and are an innovative company looking to take your business to the next level, we can help you secure the finance that’s right for you.

We’ve developed an Access to Finance Programme, which includes online tools, 1:1 support and advice on grant funding to a dedicated programme designed to make you pitch perfect and ready to secure equity investment.

Funding toolkit

Our online toolkit brings together experts from across the funding landscape, from legal advice to tips on telling your business story. Our online library is regularly updated with new content designed to help you prepare your business for funding.
Accessing Angel Investment

Our Access to Finance programme works with eligible innovative businesses to make them pitch perfect before an introduction to our network of local and national investors. With pitch events ran through the Newcastle Angel Hub, there's also the chance to secure extra investment through the Angel Investment Accelerator thanks to funding from Innovate UK. If you're an innovative business looking for equity finance, contact us to learn more and set up a meeting.
Innovation Grants

There's a whole range of grant funding available to regional companies. This includes funding from some of our partners. Discover which grant funding might be available to you.
Blog posts

Our blog is a hub of opinion, top tips and insight from some of the region's brightest minds on a range of innovation and business development topics.
1:1 Support

If you've explored our tools and advice but are still looking for funding advice tailored to your business, we can offer 1:1 support and work with you to make sure that your business is funding-ready. Contact us to learn more and set up a meeting.
Webinars

We're holding a number of webinars with our partners to provide funding advice, tools and guidance. These include live Q&A's with investors, expert advice on cash flow during COVID-19, types of funding available and an invitation to pitch training
Partners