Discover England Fund opens for applications for Year 3 projects

A new round of funding is available from the Discover England Fund for bids worth up to £250,000.

We are looking for projects that respond to identified market gaps and opportunities that are not being explored by current projects, as well as amplifying existing Discover England Fund activities where value added and sustainability beyond March 2019 can be clearly demonstrated.

The funding will support a limited number of projects that can move quickly from development to delivery, i.e. achieve outputs and agreed expenditure by 31 March 2019.

These projects will:

  • Be of a value of up to £250,000
  • Develop world class bookable English tourism products to meet the needs of international consumers
  • Join up tourism product through a geographical or thematic approach, capitalising on England’s international gateways and hubs
  • Drive a collaborative and partnership approach to delivery involving the public and private sectors
  • Deliver solutions to barriers to international travel to England.

If you are interested in bidding for Year 3, please visit the Discover England Fund Page


About the Discover England Fund

The three-year, £40 million Discover England Fund has been managed by VisitEngland since its inception in 2016 with the aim of building England’s tourism product. The Fund seeks to drive inbound visits to the UK, and support the domestic market by delivering world-class bookable tourism products, while meeting market opportunities and consumer needs.

To date, the Fund has awarded 40 initiatives: 28 pilot projects with funding up to £500,000 and 12 large-scale projects with funding up to £1million.