ERDF support available for tourism businesses

Traditionally, tourism has been one of the sectors which is not eligible for ERDF support, however, the rules have changed for the current round of funding. Tourism is now eligible and so at last businesses in our sector can access funding and advice. 

There are also a few programmes specifically focused on the tourism sector such as the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) grant funding for tourism development projects especially those which extend the shoulder season.

More information

  • Get up to speed with the funding that is available, eligibility and how to apply by watching this short film from the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub.
  • All the latest funding, grants and advice can also be found on the Knowledge Tank on the Growth Hub website.
  • Sign up for a free business review with a Connector from the Growth Hub. Visit or call 01209 708 660 and a Connector will come out to visit your business for a free and impartial review to help your business to grow.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub provides local businesses with a single point for accessing support they need to start or grow their business. It acts as a signposting service; from help with strategy, exports, access to finance and more. Their website is also a hub of local business information, news, events and connections.