Emerging Futures Fund

£1 million Emerging Futures Fund launched to help communities across the UK move towards recovery and renewal following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This National Lottery Community Fund scheme is offering grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 for organisations looking at how things are changing and what is possible in the future. The deadline for applications is Thursday 25th June, 5pm Find out more here: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/emerging-futures-fund

Covid-19 NDR Grant Scheme

The Covid-19 NDR grant schemes will be closing to new applications on 30/06/20. If you are eligible and you have not already applied, please contact your local authority before this date. Any applications received after the deadline 30 June 2020 will not be considered. https://www.anglesey.gov.uk/en/Business/Business-Finance-and-Grants/Welsh-Government-Business-Grants-COVID-19.aspx https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Business/Apply-for-Welsh-Government-business-support.aspx https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/business/business-rates/business-rates-support-during-the-covid-19-pandemic.aspx https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Business/Business-Rates/Business-Rates-Covid-19-Advice.aspx https://www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/businesscovid19 https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/service/covid-19-support-businesses https://businesswales.gov.wales/business-rates-relief-in-wales

Survey on Tourism Impacts of Covid

Please take part in our Survey on Tourism Impacts of Covid The impact of the lockdown rules on North Wales businesses in the Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality Sector has been severe. This short survey looks to capture the real-life effects on businesses/jobs so far and what could happen in the coming months with two different potential opening dates. The results of the survey will be used to make both UK and Welsh Government aware of the impacts on our sector and to lobby them for further immediate support. We would appreciate responses by Tuesday 16th June 2020. Please see the link to the survey below. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3399VVD Thank you for taking […]

Open Letter to FM

Copy of an open letter which has been sent on behalf of NWT members from the Chair, Chris Frost to the First Minister today for your information. ———————————————————————- Gwelwch isod gopi o lythyr agored sydd wedi’i anfon ar ran aelodau TGC gan y Cadeirydd, Chris Frost at y Prif Weinidog heddiw er eich gwybodaeth.

North Wales Tourism Annual Trade Meeting / Cyfarfod Masnach Blynyddol Twristiaeth Gogledd Cymru 2020

North Wales Tourism Annual Trade Meeting / Cyfarfod Masnach Blynyddol Twristiaeth Gogledd Cymru 2020

A Virtual Annual Trade ForumWednesday 1st July 2020 at 10am NWTs annual tourism business seminar held virtually with Guest Speaker to be confirmed. There will also be an Open Forum with the Board and Staff of NWT for you to share your concerns. We are in this together. We are also seeking to appoint 5 directors at our AGM to serve on the Board of North Wales Tourism. Below is a link to the nomination form which should be completed and returned to eirlys.jones@nwt.co.uk at North Wales Tourism no later than noon on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 To register for this event please email eirlys.jones@nwt.co.uk who will forward you the […]

Impact of Social Distancing

Knapton Consulting Engineers have produced a report on the impact of different social distancing requirements on licensed premises that was produced for the Licensed Vintners Association. It compares the WTO recommended distancing of 1m with the UK Government’s 2m distancing to show the dramatic difference in the number of customers a property can accommodate under these different regimes.  This severely impacts the business’s ability to generate revenue and therefore, its economic viability. This summary table is particularly important. This currently means keeping people 2m apart, although the industry lobby is aiming to reduce to reduce this to 1m. This means managing  flows of people.  This could be: – managing time (e.g. […]

Updated COVID-19 advice has been published for accommodation providers

The advice still stands that businesses providing holiday accommodation (including hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, caravan parks, boarding houses, and short term lets) should remain closed for leisure related stays. No person should stay overnight away from their own home for a holiday or similar purpose. Included in the guidance is advice for businesses who provide holiday accommodation and how they can accommodate those required to self-isolate.  From 8 June, certain individuals travelling from overseas will be required by law to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Businesses providing holiday accommodation can provide rooms to those required to self-isolate because they have arrived in England from outside the UK, or […]

New cleaning protocols for self-catering and short-term let properties

New cleaning protocols have been prepared for self-catering and short-term let properties by the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK and the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) and Premier Cottages Ltd. The Wales Tourism Alliance, The Scottish Tourism Alliance and the Wales Association of Self-Catering Operators also provided input. These protocols will be updated as and when further information is provided by Government. https://www.pascuk.co.uk/standards

Economic Resilience Fund – find out if your business is eligible for support from the next phase

Businesses can now find out if they are eligible to apply for financial support from the next phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF). The online eligibility checker has reopened today and businesses will be able to make applications for support from this phase of the fund by the end of the month. The ERF is designed to support businesses, social enterprises and charities, which are not eligible for other Welsh Government and UK Government support schemes. The next phase of the fund will enable businesses to access a further £100m of financial support. It is being targeted at microbusinesses, SMEs and large businesses of critical economic importance, […]