£45 million package to train staff and help Welsh SMEs grow

A £45 million package of funding that will help small businesses across Wales to grow and support thousands of people to train to work in key sectors is being made available by the Welsh Government. Applications will need to be made direct to local authorities once their individual grant schemes open.  Provisional timetable – open for applications in December 2021 with a closing date being 31st January 2022All projects will be subject to 50% match funding. Minimum grant award is £5k and maximum grant is £50kProjects must be completed and the grant funding claimed retrospectively no later than 20th August 2022, once the project is completed.The funding will be open to all […]

No changes to Covid rules

FM has confirmed there will be no changes to coronavirus rules following the latest 21-day review. Wales will remain at alert level zero, which means all businesses are able to open and trade. And the Covid Pass will not be extended to hospitality settings in this 3-week cycle. The outcome of the next review of regulations will be announced on Friday 10 December. https://gov.wales/no-changes-to-covid-rules-as-first-minister-thanks-wales-for-help-to-bring-case-rates-down

Visit Wales Quality Grading Assessments are now free

Visit Wales have announced that there will be no charge for participation in their star quality grading scheme for accommodation and visitor attraction businesses for the foreseeable future (apart from where the costs for overnight grading visits and entry fees, use of food and drink outlets, etc. for tourist attraction assessments will need to be covered by the business). If you are a new business or if you were previously graded and would like to participate in quality grading once more, please email:quality.tourism@gov.walesMore information about the grading scheme itself can be found at:https://businesswales.gov.wales/tourism/star-quality-grading