This email looks best with images enabled.
District of Harborough - Visit Harborough District
April 2021  |  Issue 01
District of Harborough
Welcome to the Visit Harborough District newsletter.
Through this newsletter we will be sharing regular updates including important guidance, campaigns and opportunities.
Pink Book
The popular Pink Book of legislation for tourism businesses has been fully updated and the 11th edition is now available.
The new edition includes content for visitor attractions for the first time, such as information on Gift Aid, setting up a charity and how to safely provide work equipment and machinery. Other new content includes the points-based migration system, which outlines the requirements to employ someone from outside the UK, and upcoming legislation on single-use plastics.
Escape the Everyday... responsibly
The Escape the Everyday campaign encourages people to escape the unique everyday that we are currently experiencing. It will inspire consumers to book a short break across the UK by showcasing the breadth of experiences available for them to escape to. The campaign showcases both vibrant cities and breathtaking countryside and coastal locations that make the UK a brilliant place to explore.

As tourism begins to open up across England in line with Step 2 of the Government roadmap, Visit Britain are encouraging responsible travel that makes a positive impact on local communities and invite you to join them in communicating an "Escape the Everyday Responsibly" message.

Get involved and remember to tag in Visit Harborough District and Visit England.
Dates for the Diary
DATE: Thursday 29 April 2021
TIME: 9:30am - 11:30pm
WHERE: Webinar 
DATE: Wednesday 5 May 2021
TIME: 10.00am - 12.00pm
WHERE: Webinar 
DATE: Thursday 6 May 2021
TIME: 10.00am - 12.00pm
WHERE: Webinar
DATE: Tuesday 11 May 2021
TIME: 9:30am - 12:30pm
WHERE: Webinar 
Restart Grant Scheme
The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

The restart grant scheme is for businesses on the ratings list only. The grant will be paid to the ratepayer who according to the records was responsible for the business rates on the 1 April 2021. Only business that were trading (engaged in business activity) on 1 April 2021 will qualify.

There are two types of grants:
  • Non-essential retail
  • Hospitality, leisure, accommodation, gym and sports, personal care
Meet Leicester and Leicestershire
Have you got a meetings and conference venue? Do you offer teambuilding activities? Are you a supplier to the conference and meetings market?

Meet Leicester & Leicestershire represent over 25 fabulous conference and meetings venues all around the County. 

Currently due to the pandemic they are offering a free of charge entry onto their website. This includes up to 10 images, a description, direct website, social media and email links. All conference room capacities and facilities.
Last week was Earth Day 2021. Businesses can do their bit to become more energy efficient through the Green BELLE fund. 
Green BELLE gives grants of up to £7,000 to support SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire to install low carbon measures and increase their energy efficiency. Green BELLE is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Get in touch for free business support

Link your website to our website

Tag us on social media



For more regular updates please join us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram:
Sign up to receive the Visit Harborough Newsletter.
You can also visit us online to view the range of business support available.
Harborough District Council
The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7AG UK
This message was sent to by Harborough District Council.
To view this email online view the email below.

If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter or related information from Harborough District Council, please click to .