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Programmes and Funding

The Programmes and External Funding team manages and administers external grant funding programmes.

Corporate Programmes, Funding and Projects

The Corporate Programmes and External Funding team manages and administers several  funding programmes. The team’s responsibilities include:

  • Project Management
  • Contract Coordination
  • Funding Bids 
  • External funding advice and signposting 
  • Funding Research
  • State aids
  • Project Monitoring
  • Performance Management of Programmes and Projects

From time-to-time the team produce briefing notes on hot topics and areas which might be of interest to those involved in funding applications and funding policy. The most recent briefings can be accessed here: The information published is to our knowledge correct and as this information is highly dependent on that provided by third parties, Northumberland County Council cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracy or complaint arising from items in these publications:


Activities are in key investments in themed areas. These include:

  • ICT and Broadband 
  • Physical Regeneration (Blyth and Ashington areas)
  • Culture and Tourism
  • Market Towns and Rural Support
  • Historic Area Improvement Schemes - Amble and Berwick

Priority Investments

The priority investment areas for Northumberland are:

  • Ashington Town Centre
  • Blyth Town Centre (Supermarket Land)
  • Property Development Funds – SE Northumberland Land & Berwick
  • Blyth Estuary Renewable Energy Zone (Berez)
  • Berwick Future

To deliver these key priorities the Programmes and Funding Team works closely with Arch, the Northumberland Development Company and the Local Growth Team.

Key Contacts

Heather Smith, Corporate Programmes & External Funding Manager
Tel: 01670 623883

Funding Bulletins

If you wish to view the previous bulletins, click the link for Funding Bulletins Archive.

pdfExternal Funding Bulletin No.53 30th July 2014.pdf 507 KB8/21/2014 9:19 AM