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Visit Herefordshire (May 2019)

To ensure a continued presence in the county Herefordshire Council are currently running the Visit Herefordshire website, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Support will be provided to tourism businesses in Herefordshire, with visitor enquiries directed to our local tourist information providers.

We look forward to working with you over the coming months.

If you are a visitor to Herefordshire and want to find our more contact our Tourist Information Centres

To find out how Visit Herefordshire can support your business or for any other enquiries please contact: reception@visitherefordshire.co.uk

Latest Opportunities

RDPE Growth Programme

The latest round of Growth Programme funding from Rural Development Programme England, administered by DEFRA, have three pots of funding available: Business Development, Food Processing and Rural Tourism Infrastructure

More details about the funding and a workshop in Hereford (13th January 2020), book via this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/round-3-rural-development-programme-for-england-rdpe-rural-funding-workshop-tickets-81973776773 

Full details of the funding available online https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme and the final date to submit expressions of interest is 16th February 2020.

Futher support is available via the Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/about-us/hereford


My Place Grants

The My Place grant scheme, from Herefordshire’s a Great Place and the Elmley Foundation, has been created to help Herefordshire communities work with artists and celebrate local places.

It is open to all types of community groups based in Herefordshire. Your group can apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to commission an artist/s to create new artwork or arts activity. The new work or activity must celebrate an aspect of your community’s history or culture, and communicate what makes ‘your place’ special.

There are 30 grants of up to £2,000 - apply by 5pm on 28 January 2020 for decision in February 2020.

More details on how to apply here: https://bit.ly/2QxhTb2

Destination Management Plan

The Herefordshire Sustainable Destination Management Plan 2018 - 2022 was published in 2018 by the Herefordshire Sustainable Food and Tourism Partnership and Visit Herefordshire


To download the Destination Plan click here

The Herefordshire Brand

The Herefordshire brand has been created as a free resource for you - the Herefordshire community; businesses, organisations and individuals to raise awareness our lovely county and your place in it.

We see the brand as a stamp of pride, of credibility and as a genuine opportunity for our previously shy county to stand out.

Using the brand is FREE to use and is subject to application but it’s a very simple process! Just check out the terms and conditions, decide how you want to get involved and then sign up to get your login to access all the brand resources.

The brand guidelines explain how to use the logos, but it can be as simple as choosing a logo and popping it on your website, but if you want some help the brand manager is always happy to advise.

Sign up to the Herefordshire Brand today at www.hereyoucan.co.uk

Herefordshire Destination Business Improvement District (BID)

Destination Herefordshire - Managing and Marketing the County's Tourism (January 2019)

Businesses across Herefordshire are being asked about their priorities and the best way forward for a well-funded and sustainable County tourism body for Herefordshire.

With the uncertainty surrounding the future delivery of Visit Herefordshire, the Herefordshire Sustainable Food and Tourism Partnership (HSFTP) have appointed The Mosaic Partnership to investigate the possibility of creating a Herefordshire Destination Business Improvement District (BID). This would be a new strategic and forward-thinking business led delivery body with the potential of generating over £500,000 pa to deliver the destination management of the whole County.

This is the very first stage in seeing whether a ‘Destination BID’ would be the right model to use in Herefordshire and the study would like to involve tourism businesses as early as possible in the process.

If you’re a business involved in providing accommodation, attractions, retail, food and drink, or use the Herefordshire brand to promote your activity, then you should be involved in helping us to reinvigorate the Visit Herefordshire brand and how we manage and market Herefordshire so that it truly fulfils its potential.