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Rural Enterprise News: 21 March

With the spring equinox yesterday and the clocks going forward this weekend, longer and lighter days are here to stay. So take some extra time to browse the helpful events and opportunities in this blog post:

Micro Enterprise Fund: This Perth and Kinross Council Fund will close at the end of March 2023. There’s still time to apply as long as the approval letter can be issued before 31 March. The council endeavours to turn around applications quickly if all the relevant information is provided. Find out more here.

50+? Discover How to Turn Your Idea into a Business, GrowBiz Coupar Angus Office, Wed 29 March, 11:00-14:00: Are you looking for a new challenge in life, have you a new business opportunity, or do you want to supplement your retirement income? GrowBiz is partnering with the Olderpreneur Alliance to support and encourage individuals aged 50+ develop their business idea. Find out more and book here.

Fife Tourism Talks: Accessibility - Practical Advice: The Fife Tourism Partnership is hosting this as one of a series of webinars about key tourism industry issues. This one will be held on Thursday 23 March, 15:30-16:30, via Teams and will hear from the disabled access charity Euans Guide. Find out more and book here.

Scottish Thistle Awards 2023: Applications for these tourism and events industry awards will open from 3 April to 12 May 2023. This year there are 14 regional and three national categories to choose from. Nominations are open now. Find out more here. Cairngorms Green Recovery Fund: This the third and final round of the Green Recovery Fund is open to groups, organisations and individual businesses taking locally led action to address the most significant impacts of COVID19; and/or overcome the most significant local barriers to economic and community recovery. Find more information here.

Perthshire Talks Adventure Tourism: Taking place at the Birnam Arts Centre on 24 March, Perthshire tourism and event businesses are invited to attend this two hour event to discuss opportunities for adventure tourism in the area. Find out more and book here. Aero Space Kinross Bond Offer: Aero Space Kinross has recently launched a bond offer to help fund a family oriented aerospace discovery centre. The closing date is the 31 March 2023—find out more here.

SCDI March Productivity Clubs: The theme for March os employee/employers wellbeing, with remaining dates and locations as follows:

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