Investment support

Capital and Connections
Working in partnership

Newcastle’s ongoing success is built on collaboration and the anchor institutions of Newcastle work closely with investors to ensure capital is deployed in a way that delivers for all parties.

Our leaders have a proven track record of delivering transformational investment, from the partnership between to Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University and Legal & General that delivered £350m Newcastle Helix to the partnership between Newcastle City Council, Ouseburn Trust, PfP igloo and Homes England that has seen the successful regeneration of the Ouseburn Valley.

  • Land:In

    Land:In is a free service offered by Invest Newcastle to make it easy for overseas businesses wanting to establish a long-term presence in the UK & European market. As well as providing a range of impartial advice and services, Land:In offers:

    • Complimentary six-month NewcastleGateshead Initiative partnership.
    • Free desk space at a selection of different sites for your first 12 months in the UK.
    • Support from a range of professional service providers at free and discounted rates.
    • Support to help your business become established and grow.
    • Facilitated introductions to networks and influencers to help you develop your local knowledge and network.
  • Investment Zones

    The new North East Mayoral Combined Authority is designated as one of 12 UK Investment Zones to enable the creation of comprehensive incentives for attracting investment in the local economy and growing clusters around strategic sectors such as digital, life sciences and advanced manufacturing.

    The policy offer includes an £80m funding envelope for each zone, which can be used flexibly for fiscal incentives and tax relief, research and innovation, skills and local infrastructure, planning and development.

    Investment zone sites can also benefit from 100% retention of business rates growth over an agreed baseline for 25 years.

  • North of Tyne Inward Investment Fund

    £10m is available through the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) to support businesses looking to invest and create jobs in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

    The NTCA Inward Investment Fund can contribute up to 10% of capital costs, with grants of between £100,000 up to a maximum of £1million.

  • North East Commercial Property Investment Fund

    £35m is available through the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to support property developers in Newcastle and the wider North East region.

    The North East Commercial Property Investment Fund provides loans of between £1m and £7m to fund development costs with interest rates/fees agreed in advance and repayment terms of up to 5 years.

  • North East Property Fund

    £20m is available through the North East LEP for development funding to SME house builders, construction and property development companies to bring forward residential and non-speculative commercial development projects.

    The North East Property Fund provides loans of between £250,000 and £2m with interest rates agreed in advance and repayment terms of up to 2 years.

  • North East Fund

    £120m is available through the North East Fund to SMEs across Newcastle and the wider region to support companies at all stage of development.

    Five funds are available: Venture Fund, Development Capital Fund, Growth Capital Fund, Innovation Fund, Small Loan Fund.

  • Maven Capital Partners

    Maven specialises in providing equity capital for property projects across the UK in a variety of real estate sectors including purpose-built student accommodation, housebuilding, retirement living and hotels.

  • OakNorth Bank

    OakNorth specialises in property investment finance of between £250,000 and £3m for residential property developers and offers personalised loan terms in five minutes through one, transparent application.