Culture and Tourism Funding
Culture and Tourism Funding Available from the Discover England Fund
Great Place Scheme
If you recognise the importance of culture in achieving your vision for your area, and want further information on how experts in the sector could support you to build this into your plans and policies, please look out for further announcements on this from Heritage Lottery Fund, https://www.hlf.org.uk/ Arts Council England http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ and Historic England https://historicengland.org.uk/ in July 2016.
Discover England Fund
In 2014 tourism was estimated to have generated almost £60 billion for the UK economy, however, over 50% of international visitor spend was in London. The Government wants to do more to encourage visitors to travel beyond the capital and discover England.
The Fund will be run in two rounds. Applications for Year 1 projects and pilots is now open. Round 2 will open in July 2016 and will fund partnerships to come together and deliver innovative and ambitious collaborative programmes of world-class product development over a two-year period. Further details can be found here: https://www.visitbritain.org/discover-england-fund-overview
Heritage Action Zones
A Heritage Action Zone is delivered in partnership by Historic England, the Local Authority and other relevant organisations. You may have an area of high deprivation where the condition of historic buildings and spaces has deteriorated due to vacancy. Alternatively, your area may be experiencing a significant level of development pressure that threatens its special character. A Heritage Action Zone will help local partners to work together to tackle these issues. Historic England will offer a range of services to support Heritage Action Zones. For more information see: https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/heritage-action-zones/