Gateshead Goes Local

The Gateshead Goes Local fund is administered by Gateshead Council. The fund comprises European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) money. Funding is available to support employment creation projects in certain wards of Gateshead.  

The funding is intended for projects that:

  • Help long-term unemployed residents move into jobs, training or self-employment.
  • Support the growth of new and existing businesses, including social enterprises.

The fund has a total budget of £2 million. Grants of between £20,000 and £200,000 are available. All projects will need to provide match funding.

Note - Expressions of Interest may be made at any time and are considered quarterly on a first come, first served basis.

Organisations must be eligible to apply for EU funds and support must target the 20% most deprived areas within the following Gateshead wards:

  • Bensham
  • Bridges
  • Chowdene
  • Deckham
  • Dunston and Teams
  • Felling
  • High Fell
  • Low Fell
  • Pelaw and Heworth
  • Saltwell and Lobley Hill
  • Wardley and Leam Lane
  • Windy Nook and Whitehills.