Tourism funds open to business and partnerships
Tuesday March 22nd, 2016
During a visit to Go Air Trampoline Park in Llanishen, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, announced that three funding pots totalling more than £3 million are now open for applications from the tourism industry.
Following a recent review, the Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS) now has £2million available for tourism product development support. The TISS fund is focussed on capital projects in the tourism sector, the objective is to stimulate growth and increased demand from new and existing markets via projects that create and safeguard jobs, improve product quality & sense of place, and add value. The level of support is related to the employment and economic benefit case with the minimum available set at £25,000 and maximum at £500,000
Since 2010, some £10.6million has been approved through TISS creating and safeguarding some 1,133 jobs.
Go Air, Wales’ largest Trampoline Park, opened at the end of last year and received TISS funding.
The Deputy Minister met with Marketing Director Lisa Entwistle-Evans who said:
“Our intention in creating Go Air was to bring a unique and distinct experience to South Wales, complementing the existing portfolio of visitor activities that the region already offers. The grant we received from the TISS fund assisted us in doing just that, creating a place of fun and fitness for friends and family alike. We chose Cardiff for our first site as it’s a vibrant Capital city with a dynamic tourism base and a rich sporting heritage, and now just having opened or second park in Manchester, we’re looking back to Wales and have our sights firmly set on Go Air Swansea later this year.”
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