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North East Funding

We can support your business growth with North East funding opportunities for your next project.

Funding for North East Marketing & Creative Projects

We're passionate about supporting small to medium businesses, and start-ups, as well as larger organisations, which is why we are registered providers of a variety of North East funding pots, including NEBSF and RTC North, amongst others.

As of November 2020, there are three key funding pots available to North East businesses, which you find out more about here

SME Restart & Recovery Grants

The SME Restart and Recovery 100% Grant offer is reopening for County Durham businesses on November 17th for consultancy, design and development projects. Funds can be used to access external expertise or consultancy support that will help the business to respond to the impact of COVID-19. 


The North East Business Support Fund offers a grant, of up to 40% of project costs, to a maximum of £3,200 for consultancy support. Accessed via NBSL. 

Digital Drive Durham

All eligible businesses can access up to 40% grant contribution towards digital consultancy from Digital Drive Durham's funding pot. 

How to Apply

Eligibility is based on a number of unique factors depending on which funding pot you're applying for.

However, Thrive can support and advice, or you can go directly to each organisation to review eligibility and terms of use criteria.

For more details on all three funding pots listed above please view our recent article.

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Looking for funding support?

If you're hoping to undergo marketing consultancy support, or are looking to take on a new website or branding project, we can offer specific advice about the guidelines for a variety of funding providers and project requirements.

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