Support for businesses in Newcastle

Businesses like yours hold the key to a successful recovery for the city and we want to make sure that you are aware of what help is available for you to re-establish successfully as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease.

For information on Business Grants including the Restart Grant please visit our dedicated Business Covid-19 webpage here

Help to recruit locally with Jobs@SkillsHub

As a council we want to make it easy for employers to find the right people for their business. That's why we have created the free "Jobs@SkillsHub" service that will enable employers to tap into local talent. Our supportive team can help you design and advertise your current vacancies to ensure you reach the most suitable candidates. In addition, , we can help by sifting applications to ensure candidates meet the essential criteria.

Please click here to create an account to start advertising vacancies. You can also call our friendly team to find out more about how Jobs@SkillsHub can help you future proof your workforce on 0191 580 6601. Alternatively, please complete our contact form here.

We can keep you updated about the latest incentives and training opportunities that may benefit your new and existing workforce, such as increased apprenticeship funding and the National Skills Fund. Sign up here to receive updates from Newcastle City Council's Economic Development Team about issues relevant to your business.

Help for employees facing redundancy

The National Careers Service can support employees facing redundancy, including help to pay for retraining. To find out more call 0800 100 900 or visit the NCS website.

There is a rapid response service available to help employers to manage redundancies, contact the Rapid Response Service to access this or use the contact form on this website.

Help to grow or develop your business

The Business & IP Centre Newcastle which is also based in the City Library offers a range of support for new and growing businesses.

To find out more visit their dedicated website

If you have a capital investment project that would support growth, the North of Tyne Growth Fund may be able to provide a grant of up to 30% of the cost, visit the Growth Fund website to see if you are eligible and find out how to apply.

The best way to find out about other support that might be available is through the regional Growth Hub.

If you require any other business support or have questions please contact The Business Support Team. You can also sign up here to receive updates from Newcastle City Council's Economic Development Team about support available to help your business grow, innovate and adapt.

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