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Member News: New Tourism Support Programme opens for applications

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today launched a multi-million pound support programme for the local tourism sector.

The Experience Development Programme will provide financial assistance to existing tourism providers to create experiences that echo the Northern Ireland ‘Embrace a Giant Spirit’ experience brand as well as stimulate demand for local tourism.

With capital grants of up to £450,000, the programme is open for applications now and will lever substantial new investment in tourism offerings across Northern Ireland. Funding of up to 80% of eligible costs is available for private/voluntary sector organisations and up to 50% for public sector bodies.

The programme will focus on attractions and other experience providers.

Full details of eligibility criteria and information on how to apply for the programme are at https://www.tourismni.com/edp

Closing date for applications is 4 October 2021 at 3pm.