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Capital Development Funding Support

Capital Programmes 18/19

Please note applications for this scheme have now closed

Tourism Northern Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of an immersive technology programme.

‘Enhancing Visitor Experiences Through Immersive Technology 2018/2019’

This new programme is a capital funding programme which aims to support the development of new immersive experiences that create a compelling reason for visitors to come to Northern Ireland and to enhance their experience whilst here.

Tourism NI’s ambition is to double the value of Northern Ireland tourism by 2030. This ambitious goal is set in the context of a travel industry which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world and one which has experienced enormous digital transformation.

The programme focuses on projects which have at their core an immersive technology solution that allows visitors to enjoy our stories and experiences in a new and engaging way.
This will include animation of the visitor experience at existing attractions and improvement of interpretation and storytelling so that attractions can tell their story creatively through innovative technology.

This programme is open to applications from 13th November and will close for applications at 11am on 3rd December 2018.

To see Programme Guidelines, click here

To start your application*, click here

If you have any queries in relation to the programme please contact the Tourism NI Capital Funding team at or on 02890441601.

Please note that all applications for financial assistance must be completed online. Applicants who are experiencing issues in accessing Tourism NI’s online application system can click here  for guidance, or alternatively contact us on 02890441555.

*To view a sample of the online application form, click here

Previous Capital Schemes

Operational guidelines and criteria for the following schemes are available on request from

  • Tourism Development Scheme 2008-2011
  • Tourism Development Scheme 2006-2008

Capital Grant payments by Financial Year