The following are funding programs that may be suitable for tourism projects.
Event funding is available through the Tourism Victoria Events Program and the Country Victoria Events Program. Find out more
Arts Victoria has a range of programs designed to assist in the development and presentation of cultural projects, programs and services that will benefit the Victorian arts industry and the community. These include funding programs, forums, research and publications.
Business Victoria’s website features a useful interactive search function to help businesses to look for funding avenues and support services available through the Victorian Government, from research and development to management and export available through the Victorian Government.
The Regional Infrastructure Development Fund was established to improve the competitive capacity of regional Victoria and enhance economic development through investment, job creation and the promotion of export opportunities. It supports capital works that:
Support new industry development
Link transport infrastructure
Improve tourism facilities
Better link regional Victoria to new opportunities in education and information and communication technologies infrastructure.
T-QUAL Grants is a competitive merit-based grants program aimed at stimulating sustainable economic growth in the Australian tourism industry. The program provides tourism businesses with matched dollar for dollar funding $15,000 to $100,000 (excl GST) for both large and small-scale tourism projects with the aim of increasing Australia’s supply of quality tourism products and experiences and actively encouraging private sector investment in the development of Australia’s tourism industry products, services and experiences.More
2013 Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund
Victoria’s regional tourism operators are invited to apply for round two of the Federal Government’s Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants Program.
The competitive merit-based TIRF Grants Program offers grants from $50,000–$250,000 (GST exclusive) on a matched dollar-for-dollar funding basis, to assist tourism operators increase the quality and range of visitor experiences in regional Australia.
Funding of approximately $9.6 million is available for eligible projects, with approximately 50 projects across Australia expected to be funded in this round. Online applications close Wednesday 7 August 2013. More
The Federal Government’s GrantsLINK online directory provides information on funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities.
Enterprise Connect scheme and the National Tourism Inudstry Network
Enterprise Connect’s National Tourism Industry Network is a specialist national group. It brings together Business Advisers with expertise to help Australian businesses in the tourism sector.
Any enquiries for customers who have already applied, call business.gov.au 13 28 46.
Enterprise Connect closed on 31 December 2014. Applications for Enterprise Connect services already received prior to application cut offs will continue to be processed and delivered under existing arrangements.
In addition, under supporting transitional arrangements, eligible businesses which are looking to implement the recommendations of an Enterprise Connect Business Review Report, Continuous Improvement Report or Continuous Sustainable Improvement Plan may be able to apply for a Business Growth Grant. For further details and eligibility, please visit the business.gov.au website.
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