Tourism Development Budget

The Highland Council’s Tourism Grant Scheme is aimed at encouraging new tourism related projects among tourism businesses and community tourism projects. It can normally provide financial support of up to 50% of eligible costs or £10,000 (whichever is the lower amount) for appropriate projects. Assistance may be available, where appropriate, for longer-term projects (to a maximum of three years), subject to budget availability and normally with an annual limit of £10,000 or 50% of costs.

Multiple applications for different projects by any one organisation or community group are acceptable but the combined value of grants will not normally exceed 15% of the total value of the Tourism Development Budget in any one financial year. The applicant(s) will meet at least 30% of the overall costs of their project in cash. Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.

The scheme is targeted towards both meeting the objectives outlined in the Council’s Administration Programme and furthering the aims of the National Tourism Strategy and the Highland Tourism Strategy, in which the Council is a partner.

For more details on the scheme and how to apply see the "Current documents" section