Are you an SME looking for funding in Tyneside, Sunderland or Durham?

Well, you’ve come to the right place, because while we may be based in the heart of the Tees Valley, we want to help the whole of the North grow.

No, not geographically – although there’s often a perception that the North starts around Birmingham – but in stature.

We know that there is plenty of funding available across the whole of the region and we want to help you find it – and use it.

A good place to start is with the North East Growth Hub, which, at the time of writing, had a whopping 75 options for funding on its website.

Obviously, not all of these will be relevant to your business – and you may not even be eligible – so that’s where the Nudls would come in. After all, we’re the experts!

Next up is the NBSL, which covers County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland and offers a variety of support services.

For example, if you’re in Tyne and Wear, North East Business Support Fund grants are worth up to 35 per cent of projects costing between £3,000 and £8,000 and can be used towards a wide range of services. 

An innovator? The Innovation Programme for North East SMEs offers financial and practical support across a range of sectors, including up to 40 per cent funding for eligible projects.

Then there’s the North East Fund, a £120m investment programme available to SMEs across Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear – and potentially even to those who have relocated here. It offers loans or equity investment, ranging from £20k to £1m+, so we’re not talking peanuts here.

All this is just a taster of what’s out there. At Nudl, we live and breathe funding, so we know all the latest pots and the very best ways to access them

Because we understand that finding what financial support is available is only the start of the story; many businesses need an expert to guide them through the demanding and time-consuming process.

So, if you’d like to get your hands on a few extra quid to help your business do the business, use your Nudl and get in touch with the team on 0333 344 8428 or