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Government announces new £10m grant fund for tourism businesses in England

Government announces new £10m grant fund for tourism businesses in England
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Posted: Fri 3rd Jul 2020

English tourism businesses will be able to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 via a new government fund.

Simon Clarke, minister for regional growth, announced the Kick-starting Tourism Package at the Local Government Association's annual conference.

Small businesses in tourist destinations can access grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to adapt their businesses to deal with the impact of coronavirus.

The funding can be spent on areas such as paying for specialist professional business advice, adopting new technology and purchasing new equipment.

"When the prime minister announced the New Deal, he made it clear that the government is determined to change the country for the better, uniting and  levelling up our regions," Clark said.

"Kick-starting domestic tourism will be key to our economic recovery and that is why I am delighted to announce £10m in new funding for small businesses in tourist destinations, bringing jobs, investment, and financial support to the communities who need it the most."

Funding will be allocated to Local Growth Hubs based on how much of local employment is linked to tourism and hospitality businesses. This means that coastal and rural areas - with a bigger proportion of their economy focused on tourism and hospitality, will get a larger share of the funds.

 
Dan Martin
Dan Martin
Freelance content creator & event host
Dan Martin Content & Events
 
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I have 18 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community and have strong connections to major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero. I'm also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation's Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography. I'm here to help. I'm volunteering free advice calls of up to an hour as part of the Recovery Advice for Business scheme, over the next 6 months. Please get in touch to see how I can help your business. 
 

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