EU funding boost gives an Epic start to Easter

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

As Wales’ tourism industry gears up for the Easter weekend, it has been announced that more than £24 million will be available for the development and marketing of tourism through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Welsh Government.

The additional funding will be used for marketing and partnership work in support of the themed years - as well as boosting the funding available to the private sector under the Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS).  Funding will also be made available to the public sector under TISS to improve visitor facilities and amenities. Further information on how to apply for the RDP funding will be provided following the Easter holidays.

With the existing EU tourism funded projects currently in development with partners in Wales, we are looking at more than a £100 million investment in the sector up until 2020, which will have a big impact on Wales’ competiveness in the global marketplace. Find out more here

Also keep an eye out in our newsletters and on twitter for the next round of funding due to be announced in Autumn for our Tourism Product Innovation Fund (TPIF) or Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF).  

Source: Visit Wales

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