NTCA is working to ensure that local businesses have access to the types of financial products they require at every stage of their development and receive independent and informed advice on the types of finance that are available and appropriate for their needs. 

We have allocated £900,000 of funding and is seeking proposal(s) for activity which will provide impartial support that connects and prepares enterprises for investment from the full range of public and private funding available from equity and loan funds, and mainstream financial institutions.  

Organisations applying should have a consolidated understanding of the local financial ecosystem as it relates to enterprises (including Socially Trading Organisations) seeking debt or equity investment.  

The priority outcomes to be delivered include: 

  • An increase in private investment into North of Tyne based organisations 
  • Improved access to finance for SMEs and social enterprises through improved access to finance ecosystem coordination and intermediary support for businesses. 
  • Increased collaboration between agencies including banks, non-bank lenders and regional publicly backed loan and equity funds. 
  • Improved investor readiness of local businesses, start-ups and scale-ups to access the funding available. 
  • Improved awareness of financial products available (both public and private) on the part of local enterprises.  
  • Improved access to impartial, specialist advice, guidance and support by NTCA based organisations.  

Key dates 

Call Opens: 24th March 2022 

Deadline: 2 May 2022 12:00 noon  

Queries from applicants should be sent to A2F@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk. Applicants should be aware that queries may be anonymised and responded to publicly through a Q&A Log on the NTCA website.  

The Call Definition Document can be downloaded HERE 

First stage Expression of Interest application forms and further details for this funding opportunity are available by emailing A2F@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk