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Gourmet Garden Trails

Gourmet Garden Trails is a Discover England Fund funded project to launch a series of tourist trails showcasing England’s beautiful gardens and unique food and drink.

The project will target visitors from Germany and The Netherlands and take them on a sensory journey around different parts of the country as they explore new tourist trails through both famous and little-known gardens and gourmet sites across rural England.

Locations and organisations currently involved in the project include:

  • Kent
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Cheshire
  • The Peak District
  • Derbyshire.

The project will also be supported by leading tourism and travel partners including:

  • Eurotunnel
  • P&O Ferries
  • The Camping and Caravanning Club
  • Southeastern.

The Gourmet Garden Trails product will be a leisure travel planning resource allowing visitors to plan and book accommodation, courses, wine and brewery tours and visits to English gardens, individually or via the Gardens & Gourmet visitor Pass. Gourmet Garden Trails will enable visitors easy access to stunning scenery, immersive experiences and opportunities to sample the rich, authentic tastes of England’s produce and local dining.

Sector Support Fund

The Sector Support Fund (SSF) is a £500,000 per year pot to support one-off, discrete pieces of work of a pan-LEP nature with a sector focus that brings demonstrable benefit and has support across the LEP.

It uses Growing Places Fund (GPF) Revenue grant to fund a programme of works to support the sector focussed activities that are being undertaken on a pan-LEP basis and predominantly led by the SELEP working groups. When the Growing Places Fund (GPF) grant was originally awarded, a proportion of the fund was earmarked as revenue which is being used for the Sector Support Fund.

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