I have a track record of securing, allocating and managing public funding.  This includes funding from national programmes such as the Regional Growth Fund, several different Lottery sources, local charitable funding and trusts, and European funding programmes.

Relevant projects I’ve delivered

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Exploring the feasibility of collaborative Cultural & Creative EU SIF projects

A review of opportunities for collaborative bidding to the EU SIF programme by the cultural and creative sector in the North East LEP area.

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Five Quarter RGF

With my support, Five Quarter were able to secure over £10m from the Regional Growth Fund for a demonstration coal gasification project and a loan guarantee of up to £150m for a future project.

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Rural Growth Network

Supporting the Rural Growth Network for the North East to design and plan a set of support services for rural businesses and social enterprises.

Earlier work

Prior to going freelance, I was involved in a number of funding-related roles, including:

  • managing a £3-4m per annum programme of investment in economic inclusion for One NorthEast
  • securing a cocktail of funding for the mixed-use development of a derelict site in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle
  • managing a £2.5m Single Regeneration Budget programme
  • securing many £millions of ERDF and ESF for County Durham projects as a European funding officer