Delivering funding to our industry
With each sector of the tourism and events industry and every area of Scotland affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s vital our efforts go towards enabling funds to be directed towards those businesses who need it.
At the end of last year, the Scottish Government announced that tourism and events businesses across Scotland were to benefit from a £104.3 million Scottish Government package with an additional £25 million announced in February 2021.
The funding we’ve delivered on behalf of Scottish Government over the past year equates to just over £80 million.
Since December, we moved our focus from marketing to funding to deliver 14* funds, redeploying more than 200 of our staff to ensure that desperately needed help is delivered as quickly as we can. The hope is that this will help to keep businesses afloat until we can start to reopen.
From tour operators to hostels to destination organisations, we’re hoping to get millions of pounds to those working in the tourism and events industry over the next few weeks and are currently dealing with around 5,000 applications.