Network Scientific are a registered Provider for NBSL’s North East Business Support Fund

Exciting Update! 

The North East Growth Hub is offering a grant for SME's that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re a Durham-based business (with less than 250 employees and a turnover of less than €50M) and have been adversely affected by the events of 2020, you can apply for 100% grant revenue funding. Make sure to apply soon, as the final project end date is 24th February 2021.  

These funds can be used to access external expertise and consultancy support, meaning you can tap into specialist resources and start out strong in 2021!


The NBSL have got a range of programmes to help businesses right across the North East to grow and develop. The areas that are eligible for the North East Business Support Fund support are split into County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

If you are a small or medium sized business based in Northumberland or Tyne and Wear, you can apply for a business grant of 35% for projects costing between £3,000 and £8,000, and if you are SME based in County Durham, you can apply for 40% for projects costing between £2,500 and £8,000.

Below are some of the types of projects that are covered by the North East Business Support Fund that Network Scientific can help you with:

  • Business Growth Planning
  • Strategy Development
  • Business Expansion Planning
  • Marketing Planning
  • Web Design / Development
  • Accessing New Markets
  • Design costs for marketing

For more information on eligibility, geographical areas and the overall funding process visit:

If you have any further questions about this funding or how we can help with your application, please get in touch on 01423 813520 and one of our consultants would be happy to help.

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