About The North East Fund

The North East Fund is a £120m investment programme available to SMEs across Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. Businesses relocating to the area may also be eligible. There are five funds – each with a different investment focus to suit the needs of SMEs depending on the sector in which they operate and where they sit on the growth curve

Our funds

Innovation Fund

Proof of Concept and Seed Stage companies, average deal size is around £130,000 and £330,000 respectively.

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Venture Fund

Designed for start-up companies. Average investment size £500,000. Primarily focusing on equity deals, though debt is available.

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Capital Development Fund

Funding for larger companies, via mezzanine instruments. Typical deal size averaging around £2,000,000.

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Growth Capital Fund

Targeting growth companies with difficulty accessing capital through established routes. Typical deal size £285,000. Debt and mezzanine funding.

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Small Loan Fund

Can support a wide variety of growth plans and typically advances loans of between £10,000 and £50,000.

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If you are based in the Tees Valley, investment funds are available for your business at: www.npif.co.uk

Case studies