The Borderlands Partnership has welcomed the first funding announcement following the confirmation of a £345 million deal from the UK and Scottish Governments.
The Growth Programme is seeking applications for grants for businesses wishing to develop food processing activities in the North East.
The Forestry Commission is offering free support to help forestry businesses access Rural Development Programme (RDPE) funding.
The Swales Trust Fund aims to give support to students being educated for the farming, forestry and horticultural industry.
The Rural Payments Agency has opened a funding scheme for farmers and landowners to access grants to restore hedgerows and drystone walls.
Money is available through LEADER to fund projects that will create business growth and employment in rural areas.
North East Rural Growth Network is a partnership under the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) and North East Farming and Rural Advisory Network (NEFRAN).
There are a number of funding opportunities from the Rural Development Programme.