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Creative Fuse will provide wraparound business support through a range of specialist workshops and mentoring sessions.

Support Summary

Access to finance alongside investment and business support for creative and cultural businesses and practitioners*

*this is focused on the North of Tyne area (Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside).


Ongoing through the project


Launched in Summer 2021, continuing through to June 2023.

Delivered by

Creative Fuse North East in partnership with Creative England and local partners.

What does this look like?

The North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme launched in Summer 2021. This new bespoke programme is the first of its kind, offering a combined package of financial and business support for freelancers and businesses working in the culture and creative industries in North of Tyne Combined Authority Area (North Tyneside Council, Northumberland County Council, Newcastle City Council).

The programme has been designed to benefit businesses at every stage of their journey, with specialised investment in the form of loans and equity, as well as tailored business support in the form of bespoke masterclasses and bootcamps.

Find out more about investment opportunities here.

Find out more about business support opportunities here.