DMO Emergency Financial Assistance Fund (England)

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Visit England has launched an emergency assistance fund totalling £1m to award grants of up to c £97.5k to cover essential cost between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021 for those DMO in immediate danger of closure due to the collapse of commercial revenues. The fund is open only to private sector companies limited by share or community interest companies with a number of other additional criteria which must also be meet. Local authority based DMOs, DMO companies directly controlled by a sponsoring local authority and a range of other organisations from travel agents through to industry trade bodies are listed as not being eligible.

A full summary of the fund, details of those eligible and those not, together with access to further guidance and detail of how to apply can be accessed at: https://www.visitbritain.org/destination-management-organisation-emergency-financial-assistance-fund

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