We bring North East businesses with bright ideas together with the innovation finance that’s right for them.

There are so many different routes to finance in the North East and it can be overwhelming to navigate the options. We offer a programme of events, workshops and one-to-one support to help you identify and apply for grants or loans. Our investor readiness programme steps in to make you pitch perfect and able to secure investment for growth. Whatever the path, we can help take your business to the next level!

Pathways to Funding

A new programme to grow inclusive funding opportunities for business!

Open to businesses and socially trading enterprises operating across Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside, Pathways to Funding North of Tyne is improving how regional businesses can secure investment through specialist investor readiness support and by building a comprehensive Investor Hub for the North.

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Investment secured for businesses

since 2019


Businesses supported

since 2016


Innovation Challenges co-created

since 2018


Angel investor network

Newcastle Angel Hub

We work closely with NorthInvest to deliver The Newcastle Angel Hub, bringing experienced and budding investors together, identifying co-investment opportunities, and showcasing the North East’s most inspiring businesses.

If you are an investor find out more here about the opportunities we can provide for you. If you a business, when you are ready we will invite you to present your business at a pitching event in front of our investor network.

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Safer Date

Newcastle-based entrepreneur raised £225,000 in investments with support from Newcastle Angel Hub.

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Funding for Growth was a superb event! Jordan Dargue has a real talent in communicating the information clearly to SMEs. I would recommend signing up to one of these workshops if you are looking to grow your business but need some advice on how.

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Chennakesavalu Rajagopal

Meet your support team

Andrew Hodgson

Senior Innovation Manager

Charlotte Scott

Senior Investor Relations Manager

Michelle Hambleton

Ecosystems Programme Manager

Parveer Pannu

Innovation Manager

Karl Murray

Innovation Manager

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