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Heritage and Community Rail Tourism Competition - £1.0m available

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Woodster21, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Woodster21

    Woodster21 Member

    Feb 4, 2007
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    But you have got to be quick

    New £1m Heritage and Community Rail Tourism Competition (UK) A £1 million competition to encourage more visitors to travel by rail to see tourist sites across the UK has been launched by the Department for Transport. The competition offers grants to rail operators for innovative ideas and trials and is aimed particularly at heritage railways and community rail partnerships. The competition is expected to generate around 20 winners, who will receive grants ranging from £25,000 to £75,000 to develop their ideas. Projects could include: · Improving the connectivity of heritage and community rail · Improved disability access · Special ticketing offers · Better cycle facilities at stations. Applicants must register by 23rd March in order to submit an entry. The deadline for entries is 4th April 2016. A pitching event will take place in London on 10th May 2016 for the shortlisted entrants.


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