North of Tyne Community Led Local Development (NT CLLD) is a locally managed funding programme that targets selected areas in Newcastle upon Tyne & Wallsend to encourage local groups rooted in their communities to suggest, design and deliver projects that contribute to increased employment, develop businesses and improve opportunities to enhance local life.
CLLD brings together local communities to explore and understand the challenges and experiences that can make it difficult for people to find a job or set up and run a business. Some of the most disadvantaged areas in Newcastle and Wallsend are disconnected from economic opportunities despite being located near to major employment sites. Factors in people’s circumstances can also present extra challenges, such as poor health, lack of confidence, disabilities, caring responsibilities or language barriers. CLLD will support communities so that people can make the most of existing and new opportunities, with more and better jobs to shape the future of their neighbourhoods as well as identify their own priorities.
The Local Action Group, consisting of representatives of private, voluntary and community and public sectors, has been formed to drive the programme. Newcastle City Council has secured £2.1m European funding, under the England 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme, to offer grants to organisations and deliver North of Tyne CLLD Strategy. The programme runs from 2017 till March 2022. Organisations, groups and businesses can apply for funding to deliver their projects supporting local people on their journey to employment or entrepreneurship and local businesses to grow.
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