Programmes & funding

Here you will find information on the activities of the Regeneration Programmes & External Funding team.

This page looks at how the council’s programmes funding and projects are run.

What we do
A Regeneration Programme or project contributes to economic or inclusive growth to improve part of Northumberland.  Additional sources of funding or ‘External Funding’ are often required to supplement the Council’s own funds. These can include government departments, Europe and the National Lottery. The Regeneration Programmes & External Funding team work to secure and manage external funding to support regeneration activities of the Council.
The Regeneration Programmes & External Funding team provide two key services - a Regeneration Investment service and a Finance and Monitoring service. We help with Northumberland County Council funding applications and then manage approved funding programmes from inception to closure. Collectively, we deliver a wide range of functions that support the council’s objectives for economic growth.
For example, we deliver various regeneration investment support functions supporting Northumberland County Council officers, including:
  • maximising investment into Northumberland to facilitate delivery of key economic growth and regeneration initiatives
  • effective coordination, design and development of commissions relating to economic growth and regeneration initiatives 
  • supporting the development of creative and innovative projects 
  • coordination of application submissions to external funders and bodies
  • advising and supporting the council in its role as accountable body for external grant funding, including internal governance and reporting requirements
  • offer capacity for project development, bid preparation and project delivery, including financial support, contracting and appraisal support
  • management and coordination of submission of external funding claims and monitoring returns
  • effectively control and monitor budgets for the service’s projects and programmes
  • collaboration with other service areas and external partners
We also provide support for individuals, organisations and businesses in Northumberland:
  • external funding advice, information and signposting, including production of funding e-bulletins
Contact us
If you have any enquiries, please contact us at:

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