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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...

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...

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...

Help on tap: How the North East is leading a mobile revolution in volunteering

Older adults in Newcastle are set to benefit from an innovative volunteering app being piloted in the region with the help of two leading North East organisations. In a UK first, the National Innovation Centre for Ageing and Newcastle Building Society have teamed up with a tech for good...

Plans for a new boutique hotel on Newcastle’s 24-acre urban innovation district

A new hotel will mark another investment milestone for Newcastle Helix. An urban space that brings people and businesses together, this investment will further enhance its living, leisure, and business offer. This £18m scheme has been brought forward by international developer, Vastint Hospitality who invest in major business locations...

New Grade A office block completes in Gateshead

Gateshead Council has completed on a landmark new 50,000 sq ft Grade-A office development, which is already 100% let.  Riga, a £13m workspace designed by Ryder Architecture and constructed by Willmott Dixon, 3E engineering and Desco, is part of the Baltic Quarter site located next to the iconic Gateshead Quays. It will be the first Grade-A office...

Planned £260m Gateshead Quays development could bring 2000 jobs to the region

The ambitious scheme, if agreed at planning, will unlock local training and apprenticeship opportunities and create approximately 2,000 jobs during and after the three-year construction phase.   The 3.84 hectare site, positioned between the BALTIC and Sage Gateshead, is being brought forward in partnership with Gateshead Council, in plans which are hoped will inject a...

Discretionary Business Grant opens for applications

Gateshead Council has opened its applications for the Discretionary Grant Fund today (Tuesday 9 June). Grants of £5,000 will be offered to eligible businesses. The discretionary grant fund announced earlier this month is aimed at businesses that were not eligible to claim the initial government COVID-19 grants linked to a rates assessment....

Newcastle to host Scotland men’s team as RLWC2021 nation training bases announced

With 500 days to go until the opening fixture of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), tournament organisers have announced that Newcastle will act as the training base for Scotland’s men’s team. Newcastle, known for its passionate fanbase, is the perfect place to host the tournament opening ceremony...

Further 600 businesses set to benefit with business support grants

Newcastle City Council has welcomed additional funding to support local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic. A new discretionary fund worth over £3 million, will be released for businesses who fell outside the scope of the Government’s previous emergency business grant schemes. An additional 600 businesses are set to benefit...

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