Eden Tourism Grants

What is the Eden Tourism Grants?

Eden Tourism offers a small marketing grant for tourism-related projects in the Eden District. There is a maximum of £500 available per project and applications can be made at any time throughout the year. The Eden Project is one of three South West projects to receive funding as part of 5G Create, a £28.3million joint investment between government and businesses to test how the country can seize the full benefits of 5G and help British industries capitalise on the power of modern technology.

Eden Tourism Grants

The environmental centre, which attracts more than 1 million visitors a year, said it was looking for funding for the project after carrying out a feasibility study. It is understood the Morecambe project would cost about £100m to launch, half of which would be government funding, with the remainder provided by private investors and philanthropists.

Projects supported by the Eden Tourism Grants include:

  • Langwathby Information Kiosk
  • Sockbridge and Tirril Heritage Trail leaflet – available from Penrith Tourist Information Centre and on the Sockbridge and Tirril Community website
  • Herdwick Stones on the Ullswater Way Heritage Trail
  • Hoff Beck Interpretation Panels
  • Shap Visitor Information Point
  • The Ullswater Way walking route
  • Skelton Footpath group
  • North Pennines Walking Festival
  • Appleby mini guide reprint
  • Appleby Castle events leaflet
  • Alston electric bike scheme
  • A leaflet for Crafty Monkey’s, Penrith
  • Midland Beer and Cumbria Food Festival, Appleby
  • Lady Anne Clifford Month in Kirkby Stephen

The Inspiring Eden programme has been pieced together following feedback from local stakeholders and in collaboration with organisations including Eden District Council, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Family Business Network, Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership, Red Kite Innovations and several of the district’s businesses.