Kendal’s food and drink businesses are taking part in #yourewelcomekendal
#yourewelcomekendal is a campaign to promote the town’s food and drink offer through the stories of the people behind the businesses. It will feature blogs, social media posts, pictures and video telling their stories and highlighting how they are welcoming customers back in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The campaign is being funded by the Government’s Welcome Back fund. South Lakeland District Council has been successful in securing the funding, which is designed to encourage a safe return to the high street and support local businesses by boosting footfall.
South Lakeland District Council, Kendal Town Council, Kendal BID, Kendal Farmers’ Market and Cumbria Tourism are working together on the campaign. We will all host and publish content to promote the town and encourage local people and visitors to make the most of its fantastic food and drink offer.
This activity supports measures to create and promote a safe environment for local trade and tourism and respond to the impact of Covid-19. South Lakeland District Council is providing funding from the Government’s Welcome Back Fund via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Welcome Back Fund builds on the existing Reopening High Streets Safely Fund to support the safe reopening of high streets and public places at the heart of towns and help build back better from the pandemic.
The Welcome Back Fund is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and HM Government as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding