North of Tyne Investment – Loans

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Through the North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme, funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority, we are investing £1.5m in loans in the North of Tyne’s cultural and creative industries.

We are looking for commercially viable, growth-minded businesses that are innovative, operate in the creative and cultural sector, and able to deliver meaningful impact in the region. 

Our loans offer

Our loans offer: 

  • Loans of between £50,000 – £150,000 (we may consider amounts outside this range in exceptional cases)  
  • Interest rate based on risk profile, capped at 10%  
  • No management fees or early repayment charges  
  • Up to six-month capital repayment holiday  
  • Flexible repayment terms up to a maximum of 5 years  
Who is eligible?

The criteria for applying for investment is that businesses should be:  

  • based in the North of Tyne (Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland)  
  • operating in the cultural or creative industries  
  • looking for investment towards activity that meets the aims of the programme  
  • able to provide a suite of financial information to demonstrate the ability to service a loan
Guidelines & FAQs

Please read our guidelines and FAQs for further detail before applying.

Guidelines & FAQs

Our loans offer: 

  • Loans of between £50,000 – £150,000 (we may consider amounts outside this range in exceptional cases)  
  • Interest rate based on risk profile, capped at 10%  
  • No management fees or early repayment charges  
  • Up to six-month capital repayment holiday  
  • Flexible repayment terms up to a maximum of 5 years  

The criteria for applying for investment is that businesses should be:  

  • based in the North of Tyne (Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland)  
  • operating in the cultural or creative industries  
  • looking for investment towards activity that meets the aims of the programme  
  • able to provide a suite of financial information to demonstrate the ability to service a loan

Please read our guidelines and FAQs for further detail before applying.

Guidelines & FAQs

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Please take the time to read our Guidelines and FAQs before applying for equity investment.

Apply for a loan

Please take the time to read our Guidelines and FAQs before applying for equity investment.

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