Sunday, June 14, 2020

"Moray tourism initiatives share in £500k from Covid-19 emergency fund" Will anything be coming Nairn's way soon?

The Forres Local site reports:
"Three Moray Speyside organisations are among a number of destination and sector tourism groups across Scotland impacted by the coronavirus pandemic which are set to receive a share in a £500,000 support package offered by VisitScotland.

A total of 81 membership organisations have been successful in applying for the Tourism Destination and Sector Support Fund, which was launched by the national tourism organisation last month. In Moray Speyside, these included Visit Moray Speyside, NE250 and Cullen Voluntary Tourism Initiative." More here. 

Despite a detailed submission from Nairn West and Nairn Suburban Community Council to the Highland Councils bid for cash from the Scottish Government's Spaces for People Covid emergency fund - all the subsequent £752K received is to be spent in Inverness - more here. There are worries that this could be the template for future funding initiatives with the lion's share always going to Inverness and little or nothing to Nairn.

Hopefully Nairn will not miss out on further funding available from the Scottish Government as initiatives emerge to help communities out of this crisis. It is incumbent on our Councillors and organisations in the town to keep their eyes peeled for every chance to obtain funding as it occurs. 

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