We’re in unprecedented times, but our team of advisers are still a phone call away, always available on email and are operating a fully functioning online service enabling you to access our grant support schemes.

The North East Business Support Fund, operated by NBSL, can offer grants that can be used for any external resource to help build resilience in your business. Up to 40% funding for projects between £2,500 and £8,000 is available – providing a grant of up to £3,200.  Projects could include:

  • Consultancy advice on revised operating procedures
  • Consultancy advice on continuity or contingency planning
  • Sales advice or sales strategy
  • Supply chain redevelopment or analysis
  • Financial restructuring or remodelling
  • Website updates & improvements including social media development
  • Human resources consultancy

There is still over £300,000 of grant funding for projects available to County Durham businesses and £94,000 grant funding for projects available to Tyne & Wear and Northumberland businesses in 2020. 

NBSL operate a simple online application process that can take less than 15 minutes to complete and our team of advisers can now handle your contract virtually – minimising the impact of COVID-19 on your project process. 

NBSL also provides management funding across the Tees Valley – so if you are based in this region, let us know if you are planning to work with a consultant to help build resilience – there could be funding available.  For more information, click here.

At this difficult time, it’s important that our business community understands that funding is here now and could be a click away.  Isn’t it time you looked at how we can help your business?  WWW.NBSL.ORG.UK/NEBSF


Register your business as an NBSL provider and stay up to date with the latest funding information.

If you provide business support services like marketing, business planning, human resources or financial planning find out how you could register with us to offer a grant of up to £3200 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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