Q How is the North East Finance for Business Fund financed?
A The fund is financed jointly by a loan from the European Invesment Bank and grants from the European Regional Development Fund and UK Government
Q How much funding is available?
A A total of £159.5m was invested across seven product funds up to the end of 2016.
Q For how long is the North East Finance for Business Fund open?
A The fund is now fully invested
Q What areas does the north east of England cover?
A The counties of Durham and Northumberland; the metropolitan districts of Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland and the non metropolitan districts of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton on Tees.
Q What is an SME?
A An SME is an independent business which is not more than 25% owned by another company/group and that has less than 250 employees and an annual turnover not exceeding 50m Euro (£40m) or a balance sheet total not exceeding 43m (£34.5),
Q What are the sectors into which the fund cannot invest?
A Whilst the scheme is open to most business sectors, the following businesses will generally be ineligible for support:
In addition the funds cannot be used to finance management buy-outs or management buy-ins
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