TOURIST businesses in Kirklees could benefit from grants being made available through regional development agency Yorkshire Forward.
People trying to start, grow or improve a tourism business in rural parts of the region could be eligible for grants which are being rolled out as part of the Rural Development Programme for England.
The move follows research commissioned by Yorkshire Forward which identified the need to improve the quality of accommodation offering in some parts of rural Yorkshire.
Grants from £25,000 and equivalent to 50% of total project costs are available for accommodation meeting the criteria.
Serviced accommodation is the key priority – including rural pubs wishing to develop new high quality bedrooms or upgrade existing accommodation.
Businesses can check to see if their location fits the criteria at www.yorkshire-forward.com