North of Tyne Grant Announcements: Round 3

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A third round of grants has been allocated to North of Tyne businesses via the North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme. The purpose of the grants as part of our investment strategy is to enable enterprises to build upon their creative and commercial ideas, creating opportunity for them to become more sustainable or grow their business.

Please note that grant applications are currently closed for the North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme. To read about other investment opportunities in the region, please click here.

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our Round 3 grant allocations.

Strategic grants of up to £25,000:


“The grant investment from the North of Tyne Culture & Creative Investment Programme will provide a huge boost to our development resources and will help us effectively service the growing traction SportFin is seeing and also further improve our product – all of which will help us support multiple community sport organisations be more financial resilient.” – Founder and CEO, Siddesh Iyer


“As a people centric business, grant funding will allow us to inwardly invest in talent and create more opportunity in our region. The TV/Film industry really took a beating during the pandemic and this grant will help us become more resilient, more forward thinking and to get more people into training and employment, boosting the North East as a whole. By diversifying our services and dedicating resources to our growth, our business will flourish and expand – meaning we can bring more people into the fold and offer more opportunity, which is what we are all about!” – Director, Bessie Williams

Cultured. North East

“We are delighted to have been awarded grant support from the North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme. This financial support will enable us to establish and enhance Cultured. North East as a sustainable specialist news and features website and content sharing platform, providing expert and quality coverage of the region’s arts and cultural scene. The grant will underpin an important period of business development for Cultured. North East and we’re looking forward to the opportunities it will afford.”- Sam Wonfor, editor of Cultured. North East

Mortal Fools

“This grant is an investment in an area of work that is growing, is high impact and benefits young people, professional artists, communities and organisations of all sizes in the Northeast and beyond. Due to the funding landscape and as a small, growing organisation, it is hard to raise funds for pilot projects or to have the ability to invest in the present for something that will benefit us long term. And this funding does exactly that, secures the next chapter of a high growth, income generating work stream.”


Grants of up to £5,000:

Théâtre Sans Frontières (TSF)

“TSF is delighted to have been offered this crucial support from the North of Tyne Culture & Creative Investment programme. It will enable us to develop and build a new website and increase the digital skills of our small team, using the expertise of Ukrainian film director/website designer, Svitlana Pohasiy, who came to live in Hexham in April 2022.  A new, fully functional, interactive, website will enable TSF to drive its work forward and raise our public profile. The new website will play a vital role in enhancing communications with our audiences, venues and supporters.” – Sarah Kemp, Joint Artistic Director, Théâtre Sans Frontières

Lucy Nichol

“As an author in a highly competitive marketplace, this funding will enable me to really amplify my work and profile, contributing towards future writing opportunities and earning potential within the publishing world and beyond.”

Maggie Read Jewellery

“I’m thrilled to have been awarded a grant by the North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme to enable me to open a jewellery teaching school in north Northumberland. The grant will be used to equip my new workshop into a welcoming and creative environment where I will offer a variety of silversmithing and beading workshops as well as providing a venue for other businesses to use as a workspace. The funds will allow me to diversify and grow my business while giving people the opportunity to learn and develop new creative skills. I’m very grateful to Creative UK for their support”

Declan Flannery

“This grant will allow me to explore multiple new creative ideas and projects that I would otherwise be unable to. It will facilitate the purchase of high quality professional equipment which will allow me to pursue additional work in areas ranging from professional performance to commercial composition and will also allow me to work extensively with other local creatives on a variety of projects.”

Chris Connel

Meerkat Films

Ellie Land


Folly & Bird

Read more:

Round 1 Grant Annoucements 

Round 2 Grant Annoucements

Challenge Grant Announcements


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