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The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking Expressions of Interest for its consideration in responding to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

DCMS introduced the £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (NCRF) in August 2017 in order to create a lasting legacy of cultural regeneration following the Great Exhibition of the North, which is being hosted in Newcastle Gateshead from June-September 2018.

The two key goals of the fund are to: –
• Encourage sustainable cultural and creative regeneration in the North of England
• Benefit areas of the North of England that have historically had low levels of cultural and creative investment.

The 11 North of England Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), including the North East LEP, have each been invited to submit a single bid into this fund. The fund will provide a small number of capital grants, with awards expected to be around £3m-£4m (and up to a maximum of 70% of project costs).

More information and guidance for organisations considering bringing forward a proposal to the LEP can be found here

Our call for proposals will be open until noon on 5 October 2017. Submission must come forward using our Expression of Interest form, which can be obtained by emailing Ben McLaughlin or calling 0191 3387446.

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