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Programmes and Funding

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

Corporate Programmes, External Funding and Projects

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

  • Project Management
  • Contract Coordination
  • Funding Bids
  • Application appraisal and due diligence 
  • External funding advice and signposting service 
  • Funding Research
  • State aids
  • Project Monitoring and compliance 
  • Evaluation of Programmes and Projects


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

  • ICT and Broadband 
  • Physical Regeneration
  • Culture and Tourism
  • Rural Support
  • Historic Area Improvement Schemes
  • Portas
  • Business support 

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 NCC 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.

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