The Rural North of Tyne has several unique strengths and opportunities in our natural environment, diverse businesses and land-based industries.

NTCA in partnership with local authorities and key stakeholders are supporting growth in the rural economy through a series of initiatives and business support programmes.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies

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Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) are a new way of prioritising nature needs on a focused and local level.  Each LNRS will be specific and tailored to its location and will help people to see where action to recover nature would be most effective. Each LNRS will agree priorities for nature recovery and propose actions […]

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Northumberland Small Business Service

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Northumberland Small Business Service (NSBS) launched in August 2023. Delivered by Advance Northumberland, NSBS will deliver a new programme of business support to help small and micro businesses across Northumberland to start and grow.

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Rural Asset Multiplier Programme (RAMP)

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The Rural Asset Multiplier Pilot (RAMP) is a new programme of activity investing in Northumberland’s natural, economic, and cultural assets. The RAMP will work to enhance the environment, grow the rural economy, and improve opportunity and prosperity in communities.

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