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New campaign launched to kickstart North East tourism industry

Residents urged to share ‘My Kind of Toon’ As the Government’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme starts, a new campaign has been launched to support the North East’s £5bn tourism economy. The ‘My Kind of Toon’ campaign is targeted at residents in NewcastleGateshead and the wider North East,...

Tourism businesses urged to come together to help industry recovery

As the summer holidays begin, NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) is encouraging local businesses to work together to help the North East’s £5bn tourism industry. The tourism industry has received a welcome boost in recent weeks with the Government announcing a temporary VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sector, a...

Last call for Discretionary Fund business support grants

Newcastle City Council is advising SMEs that they have until 15 July to apply for business support grants of £5,000. The council is closing the first round of funding applications for a £3 million discretionary fund, aimed at businesses who fell outside the scope of previous government grants. Launched...

November Club launch £5000 artists bursary

November Club launches £5000 artists’ bursary

An Invitation to dreamers: November Club launch £5000 bursary in memory of Maurice W.H. O’ Connell November Club re-launches a one-off artists’ bursary worth £5,000 in memory of Maurice W. H. O’Connell, aka The Lord of Misrule and the Abbott of Unreason. The bursary was originally launched at the...

Newcastle launches a Citylife line for SMEs

Newcastle City Council will provide much-needed business support for SMEs impacted by COVID-19. Citylife Business Support is a brand-new service that will support small and medium businesses to sustain, recover and safeguard jobs.  This will support the city’s wider economic recovery plan and is one of six projects that...

‘Know Before You Go’ when heading out this weekend

Residents urged to do their research as restaurants and pubs reopen Tourism bosses in NewcastleGateshead are looking forward to welcoming people back to restaurants, bars and attractions this weekend but are asking the public to plan ahead and act responsibly. Destination marketing organisation NewcastleGateshead Initiative, alongside Gateshead Council and...

National Innovation Centre for Ageing partners with global EdTech company to launch new caregiving in the UK

Based on Newcastle Helix, The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) has partnered with a global EdTech company to launch a new digital training program for employers. By bringing together complementary skills, expertise, and intelligence, they have been able to bring a new product to the UK market...

Life appoints new Chair, creating its first all-women leadership team

The International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne has appointed Fiona Cruickshank as Chair of its Board. The announcement follows a Board of Trustees meeting held last Friday , where the appointment was ratified. Fiona joins Life’s Chief Executive, Linda Conlon, and its five Directors to form...

Further support to help the city recover from the impact of COVID-19

Newcastle City Council has announced a further £1.5 million package of support measures to help employment, businesses and local communities in the city. Funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s COVID-19 Capacity Fund, the council has developed a programme of support to help businesses, voluntary and community organisations...

New industry standard launched for tourism sector

A new UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark has been launched to provide confidence in the tourism sector as it works towards reopening. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ scheme is being operated by national tourism agency VisitEngland with the support of local destination marketing organisations. The free to join...

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