Net Zero Changemakers

The Net Zero Changemakers programme is designed to identify and support innovative businesses across the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area (Durham, Northumberland, and Tyne & Wear) who are creating or adapting products, services or processes as part of the region’s low carbon agenda.

The project has been developed by regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers and the North East SME Innovation Programme, to support the region’s transition to Net Zero by 2030.

Participating firms will benefit from some or all of the support available through the initiative, which includes grant funding, growth capital investment and a tailored 12-hour business support programme, with additional signposting to further regional and national support organisations being made where required.

Support is tailored to the needs of your business and can include all or some of the following:


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Eligibility criteria apply. Not all businesses will be eligible and/or suitable for all, or any, areas of support.


To register your interest in this programme, or to ask a question, please click the button below. We will then send you an Expression of Interest Form so that you can tell us more about your plans. The deadline for completed Expression of Interest Forms is 30th June 2022.