Capital Development Funding Support

Capital Development Funding Support

Tourism NI provides funding support for tourism capital projects through the Tourism Development Scheme (TDS).  Between 2008 to 2011 Tourism NI supported a wide range of new tourism developments throughout Northern Ireland.

Through the Programme for Government, the Northern Ireland Executive provided Tourism NI with £60 million of capital investment in support of local tourism infrastructure.  Support was given to initiatives which improved visitor attractions, activity tourism products, public realm, visitor information and tourist information centres, etc.  This funding also supported the development of Tourism NI’s Signature Projects which were identified for their potential to create international stand out and world class visitor attractions in Northern Ireland.

Operational Guidelines and Criteria for Previous Tourism Development Schemes

Download PDFAn overview of financially assisted projects 2008 to 2011

If you have applied for financial assistance from the previous TDS tranche of funding you can access your completed application form here.

Note: All Applications for financial assistance are scored on a competitive basis and any financial assistance offered is subject to receipt of funding from Central Government. Any such offer is based on the finite budget made available to Tourism NI by Central Government. 

The following are guidelines and criteria for previous Tourism Development Scheme open calls.

N.B. These are for information only. Criteria for the Tourism Development Scheme changes with each new tranche of funding.

Current Capital Schemes

There are currently no Capital Funding Schemes open for applications.

Previous Capital Schemes

Download PDFTourism Development Scheme 2011-13

Download PDFTourism Development Scheme 2008-11

Download PDFTourism Development Scheme 2005-08

Please note, the Operating Guidelines for the Tourism Development Scheme are currently under review and are available on request from

Register for Updates

The call for applications to the Tourism Development Scheme (TDS) is currently closed but if you wish to receive updates on any future TDS funding opportunities that may be available please register for updates:

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