Don’t miss the competition to find the next giant tourism business idea!

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is welcoming applications for the newly launched, Tourism Challenge Fund.

Wednesday, 11th August 2021, 5:00 pm
Tourism Challenge Fund

The competition is aimed at encouraging new experiences, services and attractions to start-up, expand or develop in the tourism and hospitality sector within the Borough.

As part of the initiative, entrepreneurs can pitch for up to a 75% grant to help test the feasibility of their new business idea.

If the idea has the potential to become a giant success, they will be able to apply for seed funding to make the idea become a reality and someone’s dream come true.

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Highlighting the importance of helping and supporting local businesses as well as developing ideas which will boost the local economy, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb, said: “The tourism challenge fund forms part of the Council’s Covid-19 recovery plans and will hopefully give the entrepreneurs of our borough a helping hand in taking their business idea to the next stages.”

Urging local businesses and entrepreneurs to apply, Cllr Webb added: “With a sizeable grant available for their business, this is a fantastic initiative which will positively boost the Borough’s tourism offer.”

For information visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/tourismchallengefund. Applications close at 2pm on Friday, August 20.

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