Visit Wales Industry News: Tourism funding enquiries now invited and guidance online

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Following the announcement on 10 April by Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, 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, guidance is now available online and enquiries are being invited. The Economy Secretary said in his announcement:  “This package of investment by the Rural Development Programme will make a major contribution to how we develop the products that we have here in Wales as well as how we market Wales to the world. It will enable us to make sure that the correct amenities are in place at the local level; to encourage innovative and top quality product development; and it will help us take these products to the world through Visit Wales marketing”.

The additional funding is being 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).

Guidance is now available for the Micro Small Business Fund (MSBF), which supports eligible capital investment projects in the tourism sector in Wales and can be used either to upgrade existing or create new high quality product. Find out more information and enquire here.

Enquiries are also being invited for the Tourism Amenity Investment Support (TAIS), - investment funding for amenity projects in the tourism sector in Wales - with a deadline of 5pm,16th June 2017. Find out more.

If you missed our previous bulletin announcing the opening of the funds, you can read it here and to find out more information about our Tourism funding please visit our website.

Following reference to the guidance, if you have further enquiries please email tiss@wales.gsi.gov.uk or call 0845 010 8020

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