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Bitesize Business Application – County Durham


The North East Business Support Fund provides funding for one person from an eligible businesses to attend these Masterclasses. Please do not send more than one application per company for any Masterclass session.

To be eligible for Masterclasses on this application form, your business must meet all of the following criteria:

  • The business must be trading.
  • The business must be an SME.
  • The business must be based in County Durham

Completing your application.

Your application for the workshops requires some basic financial information about your business as well as details of previous grant funding.

  • Please scroll down this page to check that you have the required information to hand before you begin and if not, please return to the home page and come back to the form when you have gathered the information you need.
  • Your application form cannot be saved, once you have started to complete the form, please do not navigate away from this page, other than by clicking the ‘Submit Application’ button below.

Before you start

Please read the following statements and tick the checkboxes to confirm that:

Which Bitesize Business sessions are you interested in?

About the business applying for the workshop

Who we should contact

The type of business

Business size

Business Projections

The following section covers the past, current and future performance of your business, and it is vital that these figures are both accurate (for past performance) and realistic (for current and future performance). The figures for 'Last financial year' must be actual figures from your last completed financial year (ideally figures from the accounts prepared by your accountant). 'This year' relates to the current financial year and 'Next year' relates to the financial year after this.

Total Sales (£)

Net profit before tax (£)

Number of FTE employees

Previous funding support

I understand that the North East Business Support Fund project is part financed by the 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme, European Regional Development Fund Programme and therefore the amount of State Aid subsidised support my business may receive is capped.

Marketing and Research Contact Permission

NBSL (Northumberland Business Service Ltd) is committed to protecting your personal information. We collect and process your personal information following the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

By submitting this form, you are giving NBSL your consent to process your personal information only for the purposes of administering your grant application. This could include any of the following:

  • Contacting you to obtain further information about your application for funding.
  • Contacting you to obtain information about the progress of your project.
  • Contacting you to obtain updated information about the performance of the business.
  • Contacting you to complete research into the effectiveness of the programme on behalf of the funder.
  • Supplying information to the relevant funder for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes.

We will only store your personal information for as long as we are contractually required to do so by the funders. To use your personal information for any other reason, we require your consent. We would like to send you occasional emails letting you know about:

  • Funding and support that we have to offer.
  • Funding and support available from other enterprise agencies or similar organisations.
  • Free or fully funded local events.
  • Other support available to help you to grow and develop your business.

To subscribe to these emails, please select the ‘Yes’ box below. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any emails we send, by emailing us on [email protected] or by writing to: Data Protection Officer, Northumberland Business Service Ltd, 6 Esther Court, Wansbeck Business Park, Rotary Parkway, Ashington, NE63 8AP.


I confirm that the information that I have provided in this application form is correct and complete. I understand and accept that if I knowingly withhold information, or provide false or misleading information, this may result in my application being rejected; or if I receive funding as a result that my case will be referred to the appropriate authorities for full investigation.