North of Tyne Combined Authority is working on several projects committed to providing education, employment and housing to our people.

Adult Education Budget Devolution

North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has control of a £25 million Adult Education Budget (AEB) from government. This is being used to help steer people into work and training.

Visit the Adult Education Budget project page for more information.



As part of the Combined Authority’s commitment to Adult Education, we have launched an apprenticeship landing page.

You will find links to apprenticeship resources and opportunities in our region.

Visit the Apprenticeship landing page for more information.


Brexit Support

The United Kingdom has left the European Union and new rules for businesses and residents came into operation from the 1st January 2021.

The purpose of this webpage is to help direct businesses and residents to externally provided information and advice.

Visit the Brexit Support page for more information.

Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change

The North of Tyne was the first English region to run a Citizens’ Assembly on climate change.  Our Citizens’ Assembly took place online between February 24 and March 24 2021.

The report of the Citizen’s Assembly was published on July 14.  The report was taken to the July Cabinet meeting by the Mayor.  Cabinet endorsed the collaboration between the Combined Authority and the three constituent Local Authorities to jointly respond to the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly and develop project proposals where the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly provide clear opportunities to add value, scale up, or enhance the work currently underway through the NTCA Energy, Green Growth and Climate Change Blueprint and Local Authority Climate Emergency plans.

We will be taking a phased approach to respond to the Citizens’ Assembly report and recommendations.

Visit the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change for more information. 


Climate Change Education

North of Tyne Combined Authority recognises the importance of children having access to world class environmental education and are exploring ways to support our schools to provide this.

Visit the Climate Change Education project for more information.


Coronavirus recovery for our people

North of Tyne Combined Authority continues to align with national government guidance and work with our partner organisations to ensure a multi-agency approach to coronavirus as it evolves.

Visit the coronavirus recovery page for more information.


Culture and Creative Investment Programme

This North of Tyne Combined Authority and Creative UK  two year £2.625 million investment programme aims to stimulate culture and creativity in the North of Tyne.

Visit the Culture and Creative Investment Programme for more information.


Employability and Skills Programme

North of Tyne Combined Authority has set aside up to £3m of the Inclusive Economy Innovation Fund (IEIF), to provide a much-needed source of match funding to unlock remaining ESF funds available to the region. The Employability and Skills Programme will be delivered in phases to align with different ESF Calls.

Phase One of the programme was launched in September 2019 and have provided in-principle offers of match-funding to six successful applicants to include in their ESF applications.

Visit the Employability and Skills project for more information.

Just Tranistion in the North of Tyne

The Just Transition Research Project, led by the Energy Democracy Project (EDP), will identify and engage with people working in high-carbon industries threatened by the transition to a zero-carbon economy., led by the Energy Democracy Project (EDP), will identify and engage with people working in high-carbon industries threatened by the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Visit the Just Transition Research Project page for more information.


Kickstart Programme

North of Tyne Combined Authority are assuming the role of Gateway acting on behalf of our Local Authorities to support businesses and charities to access the Kickstart scheme.

Kickstart provides funding to employers to create 6-month job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

Visit the Kickstart project for more information.


North of Tyne Working Homes

North of Tyne Working Homes is the first large scale employment support programme we have launched. It is an innovative partnership between housing providers housing associations, learning providers and local authorities.

Visit the Working Homes project for more information.


Opportunity for All – Strategic Skills Plan

Our vision is of a dynamic and more inclusive economy, one that brings together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities and a high quality of life, narrowing inequalities and ensuring that all residents have a stake in our region’s future.

This Strategic Skills Plan sets out our ambitious programme for skills development in the region.

Visit the Opportunity for All page for more information.


Poverty Truth Commission

Children North East will deliver the Poverty Truth Commission for the North of Tyne.

Visit Truth Poverty Commission for more information.


Return to Work Carers Project

The Return to Work Carers Project is a two year pilot project established in 2020 as part of North of Tyne Combined Authority’s  programme to assist in the region’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic.

We are working in partnership with three local carers organisations, Carers Northumberland, Newcastle Carers and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre  to deliver this project to support carers return to employment, education or training, if they wish to do so.

Visit the Return to Work Carers project for more information.


Roundtable on Wellbeing

The Roundtable on Wellbeing is a partnership with Carnegie UK Trust.

Visit Roundtable on Wellbeing for more information.


STEM and Digital Skills

The Combined Authority is funding several projects which will prepare young people for the economic opportunities of the future.

Some of the initial projects funded include:   Kielder Observatory, NTCA Heritage STEM, Inspire North of Tyne and Connect.

Visit the STEM and digital skills project for more information.


Youth Employment Partnerships

The Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP) involves North of Tyne Combined Authority, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council and Northumberland County Council and providers of employment and skills support.

The YEP will ensure any gaps in provision for young people are addressed, and there is additional capacity to improve engagement of young people.

Visit the Youth Employment Partnerships page for more information.


For specific project contact details please visit the project page.

You can find information about all the NTCA projects through our interactive map.

For general enquiries please follow the contact details provided.