Rural Funding – Tourism

Rural Funding – Tourism



Categories: Funding & Finance

Sectors: Financial Services

Funding amount


Type of finance (Source)


Stage of business

All SMEs



Number of employees to qualify

0–9, 10–249


See page 64 of the link- These grants are for capital investment to develop and grow tourism in rural areas.

The total allocation of funding is £320,000. Please note the minimum grant is £35,000, with a maximum grant of £170,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Create or expand infrastructure to increase rural tourism including outdoor tourism, particularly cycling and walking
  • Create or develop sustainable visitor attractions particularly culture and heritage attractions
  • Create sustainable events and festivals
  • Create new or develop existing quality serviced accommodation where there is clear evidence of: need and demand, at least 4* accreditation rating or equivalent accreditation rating, and/or existing serviced accommodation it will be above the current accreditation rating

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