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Date published: 24th November 2020

North Norfolk District Council’s Tourism Sector Support Grant (TSSG) panel has met to award grant funding for local organisations and businesses across the district.

The TSSG was set up to support initiatives, projects and adaptions aimed at strengthening the resilience of the local visitor economy outside of the traditional summer holiday season.

The panel has now chosen the most innovative and exciting projects which will benefit tourism in the district.

The Council will now begin writing to the successful applicants, who will receive an award grant value of up to £20,000.

29 local businesses and projects have been chosen to receive the grant funding.

Cllr. Eric Seward, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance & Assets said:

“Applications for the grant were massively oversubscribed with many diverse and creative proposals for promoting tourism in North Norfolk during the quieter winter months.

I am pleased that the Council has been able offer grants to a wide range of businesses to help them through this difficult period and we will now be arranging for the grant payments to be made”

The grant received was four times over-subscribed, with a diverse and creative range of proposals for benefiting North Norfolk’s winter tourism.

Sustainable Growth Portfolio Holder, Cllr. Richard Kershaw praised the proposals saying:

“It was very pleasing to see the wide range of innovative schemes brought forward, some collaborative, some individual. 

The successful applications will help businesses throughout the tough Winter months and into Spring and help the Tourism and Hospitality sectors in North Norfolk.

Successful applicants will be receiving letters this week, with payment to follow shortly.”

Last updated: 24th November 2020