£10m Welsh Tourism Improvement Fund Opens to Applications

Welsh Government has launched a new £10 million fund to support public, third sector and not for profit organisations to deliver basic small scale tourism infrastructure improvements.

The Brilliant Basics Fund will ensure that all visitors to Wales have a positive and memorable experience throughout their stay.

This fund builds upon the previous rounds of funding via the Tourism Amenity Investment Support scheme (TAIS), which was launched in 2017.

Under the previous TAIS funding rounds, only rural wards in Wales were eligible under the RDP rules. Now, with the addition of non-EU funding, the scheme is being extended to those areas outside of the rural wards as part of the new Brilliant Basics Fund.

Public, third sector and not for profit organisations in Wales are eligible to apply.

A total of up to £10m has been made available for 2020 to 2025.

Support of between £25,000 and £128,000 is available for projects with a total eligible expenditure of £160,000, with a maximum intervention rate of 80%. 

The deadline for expression of interest forms is 28 February 2020.

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