Northumberland Small Business Service – Farming Advisory Service

Northumberland National Park Authority is offering a new service for farmers throughout Northumberland as part of the Northumberland Small Business Service that will revolutionise support available for rural businesses. The Farming Advisory Service is specifically for farm enterprises in Northumberland to assist in the growth and resilience of farming businesses as well as exploring opportunities for diversification.

The programme includes a capital grant investment fund of £2m to support direct capital investment for farms and other rural businesses to expand productive capacity or diversify into new markets or products. Grant awards will be dependent on creating and/or safeguarding jobs, but does not include tourism, accommodation, primary production, farm machinery or retail.  Full details of the grant are available by clicking here.

To register your interest please go to Farming Advisory Service – Northumberland Small Business Service or email nsbsfarming@nnpa.org.uk.

 

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Northumberland Small Business Service

The Northumberland Small Business Service is delivered by Advance Northumberland on behalf of Northumberland County Council. The project is part funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority Investment Fund and by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the Rural England Prosperity Fund with the North of Tyne Combined Authority as the lead authority.

The Northumberland Small Business Service emerged from a comprehensive rural review conducted in 2022 by Northumberland County Council. It encompasses a wide array of services, including business development, diagnostic support, and brokerage.

Demand for Northumberland National Park Authority’s Farming and Rural Enterprise team’s knowledge and advice has surged in recent years, as farmers and landowners navigate new agricultural policies focused on nature recovery, climate action and access.

To find out more about the service for your farming business, please contact nsbsfarming@nnpa.org.uk

The Northumberland Small Business Service, which is funded through UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Rural England Prosperity Fund and North of Tyne Combined Authority, is delivered by Advance Northumberland delivering on behalf of Northumberland County Council and runs until 31st March 2026. The Farming Advisory Service is delivered by Northumberland National Park Authority.