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Scottish Marine & Outdoor Tourism (Covid-19) Restart Fund (MOTRF)

Who is MOTRF aimed at?

  • Marine and boating tourism operators (MBTO).
  • Outdoor wildlife, adventure and activity sector tourism businesses (OWAA).
  • These business sectors will be faced with seasonal re-commissioning and re-start costs ahead of the 2021 season.


What is the MOTRF grant?

  • The grants will be paid over a range of award amounts up to a maximum of £15,000 per company.
  • There is a fixed amount of funding available so the final amount awarded to a successful applicant will be determined once all applications are received and vetted.


What businesses in the (MBTO) sector maybe eligible?

  • Bareboat charter.
  • Skippered charter or sail/cruise holidays.
  • Day boat trips.
  • Visitor moorings and pontoons.


What businesses in the (OWAA) sector maybe eligible?

  • Guided short and long-distance rural walking day trips or holidays using qualified guides.
  • Guided mountaineering / outdoor climbing guided day trips or holiday using qualified guides.
  • Guided short and long-distance rural mountain bike and cycling trips/experiences and holidays including e-bikes using qualified guides.
  • Guided pony treks and holidays as a tourism activity.
  • Guided kayaking/ sea kayaking/ canoeing/river tubing/white water rafting/kite surfing /surfing
  • Guided stand-up paddle boarding.
  • Guided canyoning / gorge walking /coasteering.
  • Guided wild swimming /snorkelling and diving.
  • Guided land yachting/dinghy sailing/windsurfing holidays and experiences.
  • Guided 4×4 off-road driving and quad biking activities.
  • Guided Bush craft & Survival/Caving/Tree Climbing.
  • Bungee Jumping/ Zip Wire.
  • Guided Snow sports experiences and activities.
  • Guided rural running/trail running holidays.


What is the criteria for each MOTRF?

  • The eligibility guidance notes for each MOTRF sector can downloaded on the link below:


Scottish Marine & Outdoor Tourism Fund – COVID-19 | VisitScotland.org


What is the MOTRF application process?

  • Applications for the fund will close at 5pm on Tuesday 9 February. See the link below to apply:


Apply for the Marine & Outdoor Tourism Fund – COVID-19 | VisitScotland