The North East LEP manages multi-million-pound investment programmes designed to improve and support the North East’s economy.

Over the period 2015 -2022, our investment programmes are valued at over £760m.

We also support a number of other funds that are directly linked to the delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan.

We manage the North East Growth Hub which contains a comprehensive directory of access to finance available within the region.

If you are interested in inward investment opportunities in the region, please contact the Invest North East England Team.

Funding

The North East LEP manages multi-million-pound investment programmes designed to improve and support the North East’s economy. Over the period 2015 -2022, our investment programmes are valued at over £760m.

Projects

The North East LEP supports a wide range of projects through its funding streams.

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