Updates

Dark Skies advice & funding

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Mike Hawtin gave a very interesting presentation about opportunities relating to the North York Moors National Park's International Dark Sky Reserve status, what you can do to help preserve this, how your business and nature can benefit, and some funding that could help you. You can watch the recording any time between now and 16th December. Here's the link

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Happy Birthday!

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On Monday 28 November 2022, the North York Moors celebrates 70 years as a National Park. We hope you’ll get involved in the birthday spirit!

Create your own content or share directly from our social channels. We’ve created some birthday graphics for you to download and use. Don’t forget our YouTube channel to share your favourite videos too.

Key messages:

  • Happy 70th Birthday North York Moors National Park
  • Celebrating 70 years of heather moorland, rugged coastline and deep-wooded dales
  • A s…

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Business grants

The North York Moors National Park Authority is offering up to £10,000 in financial support as part of its Local Business Tourism Contribution Grant 2022/23. Tourism businesses are encouraged to apply to implement new projects and ventures that appeal to new visitor markets and use the area’s local distinctiveness.

Time is running out to apply. Your project must be completed by 10 April 2023. Find out if you’re eligible and get in touch with Laura Barr (l.barr@northyorkmoors.org.uk) to discuss yo…

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Team Update

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The North York Moors National Park Marketing and Communications Team has been enhanced with the return of Laura Barr, back from maternity leave, and appointment of Tom Outing. The team now includes: Catriona McLees, Head of Marketing and Communications; Tom Outing, Marketing and Communications Manager; Emily Watson, Visitor Development and Marketing Assistant; and Laura Barr, Marketing and Product Development Executive.

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Food & Drink Event

DEFRA have asked us to tell you about their forthcoming event for Yorkshire Food & Drink businesses. You can register now for a free Food and Drink Growth Masterclass on business finance, business growth, and routes to market. 

The event will include masterclasses on finance, innovation and resilience, routes to market covering public procurement, exports, retail and tourism. Additionally, experts will be on hand to provide individual advice and recommendations – come prepared with your questio…

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Coastal business survey

National Coast Tourism Academy
The National Coastal Tourism Academy would like to ask all coastal businesses to take a few moments to complete their quarterly How's Business survey. It's really worth doing this as the NCTA regularly lobby government to make sure that coastal tourism businesses have the support they need, so the survey is time well spent. Please complete it here.

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Great Big Green Week

Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. 

Between 24 September and 2 October this year, Great Big Green Week will unleash a wave of support for action to protect the planet. Tens of thousands of people in every corner of the country will celebrate the heartfelt, brave, everyday actions being taken to stand up for nature and fight climate change.

The North York Moors National Park is working on several activit…

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Results of National Coastal Tourism Academy business survey

We sometimes ask you to contribute to the National Coastal Tourism Academy survey. They gather information to help plan campaigns and lobby government for additional support.

The latest results can be seen here: Coastal Business Survey results 2022_wave 2 June.pdf

Some of the Yorkshire findings are slightly different to the national picture - you can see these differences here: NCTA business survey_Yorkshire Coast_June 22.docx

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