Growth Fund is designed to support industry groups with
marketing projects. The fund supports projects aimed at increasing
visitor numbers and reaching new target markets.
Funding can cover 50% of approved marketing
costs from £10,000 - £40,000.
Business Improvement districts
A Tourism Business Improvement District
(TBID) provides a sustainable financial model to help tourism
businesses work and invest collectively to support the growth and
development of local tourism.
A TBID can be developed across a group of businesses in an area
or Destination Management Organisation. It gives local tourism
businesses a voice and a financial stake in the future
direction of tourism in their area.
By collaborating formally through a TBID, tourism
businesses can widen their markets, improve productivity and
achieve cost advantages normally associated with larger national
The Scottish Business Portal
Delivered by the Scottish Government in partnership with local
authorities, enterprise agencies and other public bodies across
Scotland, the Scottish Business
Portal signposts to a range of funding opportunities for the
tourism and travel sector.
Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is delighted to be an active and
supportive partner in 2017’s Year of History, Heritage and
Archaeology. HLF has allocated funds, raised through the National
Lottery, available for exciting new projects to help people up and
down the country explore, enjoy, and share the heritage we all care
HLF are offering grants of £3,000 to £10,000 to projects that
engage a new and wider range of people with their history through
Stories, Stones and Bones.
There are two deadlines to apply to Stories, Stones and Bones. The
first deadline is Friday 30 September 2016 (decisions in November
2016) and the second is Tuesday 31 January 2017 (decisions in March
A list of other potential
funding opportunities for the year is also available. This list
will be reviewed and updated as part of the collaborative effort to
support the year.