The Tourism Development Fund is opening its spring 2014 round of funding and is inviting submissions from applicants with initiatives that will benefit the tourism industry.
The fund was established by the States of Jersey in 2004 to encourage and support tourism in the Island. To date, the fund has made over 115 grants totalling in excess of £5.6 million in support of many successful events, projects and infrastructure developments covering the spectrum of tourism initiatives.
The Chairman of the Tourism Development Fund, Peter Funk, said: “Tourism is vital to our economy and the role of the Tourism Development Fund is to support the industry. The fund’s panel are delighted that we are able to consider applications from private as well as non-profit organisations or individuals with good ideas that will bring more visitors to Jersey and improve our already rich tourism offering. We look forward to receiving some exciting proposals.”
Organisations wishing to apply to the fund should be able to demonstrate that their events or projects have the potential to bring more visitors to the Island, in particular in the shoulder months, to attract additional funding from other sources, to create jobs locally and to be sustainable in years to come. The closing date for applications is Friday 18 April 2014 and the panel will evaluate the applications by the end of June.
Application guidelines and information on the Tourism Development Fund may be found at www.jersey.com/tdf and Melanie Drummond of the Economic Development Department is available to provide further information and assistance.