The NTCA is focused upon supporting the development of battery research and manufacturing activity in the region.
NTCA is working with the existing Energy Central partnership, comprised of Advance Northumberland, Port of Blyth, Northumberland County Council and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to identify innovation and growth opportunities for businesses
A supply chain programme designed to boost supply chain growth and productivity in the North of Tyne and wider North East England region’s offshore wind and subsea sectors.
NTCA have worked with Ashden to create a new way of developing policies to deliver climate action and powerful community benefits, focusing upon the day-to-day needs of local people in the region.
North of Tyne Combined Authority is a partner of the North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub, one of five Net Zero Hubs across England, funded by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero.
NTCA is a key partner of the Net Zero North East England (NZNEE), a collaboration between local government, business, education, the public sector and civil society to drive a comprehensive regional approach to tackling the climate emergency,
North of Tyne Combined Authority is investing in the creation of three Community Partnerships with a focus on places with high levels of deprivation, low levels of civic action and an under-resourced VCSE Sector.
As part of the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s (NTCA) knowledge exchange activities, we are piloting an Area of Research Interest (ARI). The aim of the ARI is to connect policymakers, public management and service professionals with researchers, and to support the use of research evidence by NTCA.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) is committed to giving every child in our region the opportunity to thrive. That’s why in Summer 2021, NTCA’s Cabinet approved two pilot programmes, the Child Poverty Prevention Pilot and the Education Improvement pilot for the North of Tyne.
The North of Tyne Union Learn project expands the number of union representatives helping low-skilled workers access training, in order to develop their skills and confidence.
The Employment Partnerships project aims to improve co-ordination of employability provision in & across the North of Tyne constituent authorities. Supporting job seekers and employers across the region, and helping move people into sustained, high-quality employment.
The Digital Innovation and Leadership Project aims to address higher level digital skills needs in Northumberland.
Green skills was identified as priority sector and we are proud to partner with local providers on four exciting Green skills programmes.
North of Tyne Combined Authority have Investment Fund projects to the value of 5 million for specific training for work in the creative, digital and green sectors. These are exciting opportunities for residents to engage with bespoke skills provision in both growth and specialist sectors for the North of Tyne area.
North of Tyne Combined Authority have Investment Fund projects to the value of 5 million for specific training for work in the green, digital, and creative sectors. These are exciting opportunities for residents to engage with bespoke skills provision in both growth and specialist sectors for the North of Tyne area.
Programme details including our delivery partners can be found on the project page.
The Wellbeing Framework Data Dashboard monitors changes to the wellbeing indicators over time, to help inform local decisions and policy making.
NTCA are serious about meaningful co-production and co-design, and we are passionate about the use of lived experience in policy making.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority is committed to working with the VCSE sector as a key contributor to our inclusive economy ambitions.
The North of Tyne Growth Fund is a £4.6m programme of investment part-funded by ERDF that supports SME growth across Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle local authorities.
Digital Pathfinders is a free-to-access programme focused on helping businesses and community organisations across the North of Tyne adopt digital technologies to address the challenges they’re facing.
The package of support aspires to develop a vibrant screen industry in the North East by integrating various sectors and promoting diversity and inclusiveness. North East Screen works with emerging professionals, home grown filmmakers, production companies and artist filmmakers specialising in film, TV and screen-based arts, to support the growth of the North East screen sector.
The Education Improvement Programme for the North of Tyne is delivered as part NTCA’s Education, Skills and Inclusion portfolio priority and exemplifies a commitment to thinking creatively and progressively about the widest implications of an inclusive economy
Crowdfund North of Tyne gives local people and communities the opportunity to create and fund projects which celebrate and improve our local area.
Multiply is a national programme funded from UKSPF and is designed to deliver adult numeracy skills. The NTCA Multiply programme will focus on three delivery themes: Community Engagement, Family Learning and Numeracy Skills for the Workplace.
North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) received approval from Government of its UKSPF Investment Plan on 5 December 2022.
The Just Transition Research Project, led by the Energy Democracy Project, has been developed to examine what a just transition means to workers, communities and businesses in our region and identify pathways for socially inclusive decarbonisation.
Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s National Skills Fund investments helping adults to gain the skills that are sought by employers, so real skills that are needed to gain or advance in a specific employment sector.
NTCA has £9Milion in DfE Skills Bootcamps funding for 2023/24 and have invested in the following sectors: Construction, Culture and Events, Digital, Green Skills, Logistics and Technical.
North of Tyne Combined Authority has invested £10 million to support the growth of the digital sector across the North of Tyne.
NTCA and Power to Change launched a strategic partnership with the objective of growing and further developing the social economy in the North of Tyne area, in partnership with local stakeholders.
The Employability and Skills Programme supports an inclusive economy in the North of Tyne area by enabling good quality and locally tailored employment support interventions. This programme comes to an end on 31 December 2023.
The Green New Deal Fund is a low carbon investment fund established by the North Tyne Combined Authority and managed by Amber Infrastructure Group.
The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Small Grants Programme, funds 10 experienced organisations across the region to deliver targeted, expert provision for disadvantaged young people who are not in work and not accessing mainstream employment support. This programme will end on 30 September 2023.
“I refuse to condemn my sons’ generation and future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing. We are going to take everyone with us as we transition to a new green economy. This means ensuring that all our jobs are fit for the future. We must act now, and in the North of Tyne we have a plan – one that is for people, and for jobs.”
Mayor Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne
The North of Tyne Poverty Truth Commission brings together residents with experience of living in poverty with civic and business representatives to come up with practical changes and solutions.
The North of Tyne is the first combined authority in England to adopt a wellbeing framework to drive a better economy – one focused on growing everyone’s wellbeing.
The Good Work Pledge recognises local employers that are providing people with access to work that’s reliable, pays a decent wage and encourages wellness and development.
The Northumberland Line Economic Corridor spans the North of Tyne’s three Local Authority areas, connecting our people to key innovation and employment assets within Newcastle City Centre, our housing sites and business parks in North Tyneside, and the towns and places and growing ‘green economy’ cluster in South East Northumberland.
Are you a business looking to make a first investment in Newcastle, North Tyneside or Northumberland?
We have £10m available to support businesses looking to invest and create jobs and may be able to contribute to up to 10% of your costs.
On the 30th June 2020 the North of Tyne Combined Authority were awarded £24m of Government funding to allow local authorities to target additional investment towards brownfield sites requiring intervention.
This funding will support the delivery of up to 2,500 additional homes in the North of Tyne area on brownfield land by 2025.
North of Tyne Combined Authority is committed to supporting a dynamic and more inclusive economy that brings together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities and a good quality of life for everyone. Key to this vision is investing in local assets to strengthen communities.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority has control of an annual £25 million Adult Education Budget (AEB) devolved to the area from government. AEB is being used to help upskill people into good work and further training.
NTCA currently fund providers to deliver a range of provision targeting employed and unemployed residents to upskill in English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), digital skills, maths and full Level 2 and Level 3 vocational programmes required for work.
The Combined Authority is funding several projects which will prepare young people for the economic opportunities of the future.
The North of Tyne Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change saw fifty citizens in the region come together to discuss how the region can combat climate change.
NTCA recognises the importance of children having access to world class environmental education and are exploring ways to support our schools to provide this. Teachers can access and undertake UN accredited online courses on climate change through UN CC:Learn. These courses are free to enrol and provide certificates of completion to learners that obtain a passing grade of 70% or more on completion of the courses.