deliver basic small scale tourism infrastructure improvements, and
ensure that all visitors to Wales have a positive and memorable experience throughout their stay.
This fund will build on the previous rounds of funding via the Tourism Amenity Investment Support scheme (TAIS). TAIS was launched in 2017, and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP), funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), and Welsh Government. 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. This will ensure that all parts of Wales are able to benefit from the new fund. For those projects located within the eligible wards, Brilliant Basics will continue to be part funded through the Welsh Government RDP EU Programme. Funding of up to £10m for 2020 to 2025 will be available to prioritise projects that will:
develop quality visitor experiences with a Welsh sense of place
enable a wide range of visitors to access and enjoy new wellbeing opportunities
improve access to facilities and project an inclusive view of Wales
invest in facilities that enhance Wales’ adventure offering
contribute to key WG tourism initiatives including the Year of Outdoors campaign 2020 – 2021 and The Wales Way
encourage clean, green destinations for example through sustainable infrastructure improvements
proactively promote a sense of place, culture and language
provide year-round facilities across all parts of Wales
invest in world-class experiences and events facilities
You can Find out more here and submit expressions of interest by 12 noon Friday 28 February 2020.