22 August 2016 / Categories: News, Breaking News DEFRA's Food Tourism Grant Scheme Launched! Defra has launched a new grant scheme to champion food tourism which is open to applications until 26 September 2016. The grant scheme forms part of the Defra's Great British Food Campaign, which aims to celebrate our world class food industry and culture, drive growth and jobs in the sector and enhance Britian's reputation as a great food nation. Grants are available from between £5,000 and £25,000. Projects will be expected to start at the end of October 2016 and be completed by the end of March 2017. Funding is available for projects that contribute towards the following; increase the attractiveness of destinations, by enhancing its local identity and reputation by offering food-related recreational opportunities for visitors; extend the tourism season, by supporting year-round tourism in the form of food and drinks based attractions such as trails, festivals, markets or other initiatives providing opportunities to attract visitors at different times of the year; and increase the retention of tourism expenditures in the local economy. For more information and to apply, click here. Previous Article View Vacant Units at Carlisle Enterprise Centre Next Article Are you a manufacturing business or do you provide services to manufacturing in Cumbria? You might be eligible for grant funding of between £10,000 and £1m through the Cumbria Growth Fund! Print 2017 Rate this article: 5.0 Please login or register to post comments.