Funds

Looking to find out about our funds and schemes?

Read more on the ways in which we’re continuing to support the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic through the DMO Emergency Financial Assistance Fund and the Escape the Everyday DMO Marketing Fund. Also see more about the Discover England Fund that has played a key role in driving inbound visits and spend and supporting the domestic market through delivering world class, stand-out, bookable tourism over the past five years.

COVID-19 destination management resilience scheme

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A £1.3m COVID-19 Destination Management Resilience Scheme is now open for Destination Management Organisations to apply. Find out more.

Escape the Everyday DMO Marketing Fund 2020/21

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Check if you're eligible and apply for the Escape the Everyday Destination Management Organisations’ Recovery Marketing Fund. The Fund provides the opportunity for DMOs to apply for grant funding to deliver local marketing activities aligned to the national campaign.

Round 2: Destination Management Organisations’ (DMO) emergency financial assistance fund

Round 2 of the Destination Management Organisations’ (DMO) Emergency Financial Assistance Fund is designed to help alleviate the serious financial pressures faced by eligible DMOs in England, caused by the collapse in commercial income revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discover England Fund overview

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Find out more about the £40 million Discover England Fund.

Discover England Fund Year 1 Pilot Projects

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Find out about the 20 successful applicants who received year one funding from the Discover England Fund.

Discover England Fund Years 2 to 4 Large-Scale Projects

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Find out about the Discover England Fund two year large-scale collaborative projects.

Discover England Fund Year 3 Projects

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Year 3 funding round for projects.

Discover England Fund Year 5 – Recovery funding

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Find out more about Year 5 funding and recipients to aid the recovery of tourism product affected by COVID-19.

Timetable

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Find out about the decision-making process for the Discover England Fund.

Governance & compliance

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If you are considering an application to the Discover England Fund, find out what you need to know to be compliant.

Research Programme

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Research will underpin the Discover England Fund. Find out more about the research programme.

Northern Tourism Growth Fund

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The Northern Tourism Growth Fund (NTGF) aimed to promote the North of England through a wide-ranging programme of activities.

South West Tourism Growth Fund

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The South West Tourism Growth Fund (SWTGF) aimed to develop and promote South West England's visitor economy.