Helping the local economy
Alongside our two purposes to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage; and to promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of National Parks by the public, we also have a duty to foster the economic and social well-being of the local communities. We work with local businesses through various initiatives to support the economy sustainably.
A three-year Defra funded Programme (July 2021 to March 2024) for one-off projects to help farmers and land managers adapt to future changes in agricultural support. Specifically, it will support activity that benefits nature recovery, mitigates the impacts of climate change, provides opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape and its cultural heritage, or supports nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses.
We are supporting tourism businesses in and around the National Park through the North York Moors Tourism Network, managed on a voluntary basis by Susan Briggs, Director of The Tourism Network Ltd. It's very informal, with no charge to join, and it's designed to benefit tourism businesses who wish to capitalise on their location in/near the North York Moors.
The North York Moors National Park Authority secured £10,000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government to form a Coastal Community Team to help revive our seaside villages and decide where investment should be channelled. Working with local businesses, communities, parishes and local authorities, our Economic Plan has identified priority projects to best develop the local tourism sector.
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