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Government announces £10 million for small businesses to kickstart tourism

The £10 million Kick-starting Tourism Package, will give small businesses in tourist destinations grants of up to £5,000 to help them adapt their businesses following the coronavirus pandemic.

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This is a great opportunity for Quality Mark Centres and Hire Providers to access funding to support your delivery during Covid-19.

Businesses can use the funding to pay for specialist professional advice such as human resources, legal or financial expertise, to adopt new technology and online systems or to purchase new equipment. 100% of the money will come from government with no obligation for businesses to contribute financially.

Funding will be allocated to each Local Growth Hubs based on how much of their employment base is linked to tourism and hospitality businesses. This means that coastal and rural areas – with a bigger proportion of their economy focused on tourism, hospitality and allied sectors, will get a larger share of the funds.

To find out more, please see the following Government Announcement:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-10-million-for-small-businesses-to-kickstart-tourism

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