During a visit to the Elan Valley today Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Lord Elis-Thomas, announced that a fund of £1.7 million for the Tourism Amenity Investment Support (TAIS) fund is now open for applications.
The funding is aimed at public, third sector and not for profit organisations for investment targeting small scale infrastructure (visitor amenity) projects in the tourism sector in Wales. This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. To Find out more about the Tourism Amenity Investment Support (TAIS) fund and how to submit an expression of interest by 25 May 2018. You can also take a look at projects previously supported.
Lord Elis-Thomas, said: “The Tourism Amenity Investment Support scheme is an excellent way for us to assist the tourism sector to improve local facilities and amenities. These facilities often go unnoticed but they are an important part of people’s experiences when they visit Wales and they also benefit those who live in the area. I’ve seen today the difference that this funding has made to the Elan Valley project and also seen how local partners have come together and identified what can really make a difference in their area. This funding is another building block to create better destinations. I wish the team at Elan Valley well with the project and urge local partners to see how this funding could be used to improve their destinations.”