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Bempton Cliffs

Business Funding & Support Opportunities

Visit Hull & East Yorkshire working with partners are determined to support businesses to establish, market and reinvest in the future of the tourism industry in the region. We will list any opportunities we have to access funding or business support below.

 


 

RDPE Growth Programme - Rural Tourism Infrastructure grants.
You may be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy.
You have until 31st January 2018 to apply for a grant, but applicants are encouraged to put an expression of interest in as soon as possible.
The criteria from our two Local Economic Partnerships are as follows:
Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Economic Partnership are offering Tourism Infrastructure grants:
• they are not available for accommodation/retail
• projects need to be in a rural location
• they need to create/improve infrastructure for outdoor activity
• over £3m worth of grants available
• min £35k


Humber Local Economic Partnership are offering Tourism Infrastructure AND Business Development for tourism businesses
• they are available for accommodation/retail
• projects need to be in a rural location
• up to £200k under each scheme
• min £35k
Interested parties are encouraged to read the handbook found on the link below to assess eligibility.

 


 

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP)

The ESIF TAP is a partnership made up of a number of organisations who work together across the Humber and North Yorkshire areas with the purpose of promoting access to the 2014-2020 ESIF Programmes of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).

The partnership is led by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and supported by a further four local authorities, two universities, four colleges, and four companies limited by guarantee/charities and is itself part funded by ERDF and ESF.

If you are interested in learning about the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) or want to know how to apply for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) or the European Social Fund (ESF), help and support is available to you through the Technical Assistance Partnership.

The partnership:
•Promotes the ESIF Programme (ERDF and ESF) to potential project applicants through publicity events, our website, publications and workshops
•Provides information, advice, guidance and support to potential applicants during the application process for ERDF and ESF
•Hosts brokerage and partnership development seminars
•Runs workshops to explain the requirements of ERDF and ESF throughout the project life cycle

Please contact us at:-
Website: www.esiftap.org
Email: tap@eastriding.gov.uk
Telephone: 01482 391683 or 01482 391663

 



Read the handbook here 

for more information online please click here

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RDPE Tourism Grants Summary:

Tourism infrastructure (available via YNYER & Humber LEP)

• Currently min is £35k
• Available only in rural areas, there is a map but generally for this area it's anywhere other than York and Brid
• Min 40% grant available, needs to be private match
• See LEP priority annexes as the back of the handbook as to who will fund what

 Click here for more information

Business development (available Humber LEP only)
• Currently min is £35k
• Available only in rural areas, there is a map but generally for this area it's anywhere other than York and Brid
• Min 40% grant available, needs to be private match
• See LEP priority annexes as the back of the handbook - can cover tourism accommodation

Click here for more information