Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has welcomed new State Government grants to help business ventures related with tourism get off the ground.
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This grant from the government allows Businesses to apply for up to 75,000 in assistance, which can be used to attract financial backers, with a total of $500,000 being made available.
This grant could help in new theme parks or accommodation in national parks and is aid to generate income and employment for regional Queensland
More information on TQUAL Grants including Tourism Quality Projects and Strategic Tourism Investment Grants is available at www.ret.gov.au/tqual or by calling 13 28 46.
Different Australian states Government Grant funding for tourism
Funding Programs – VIC
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.
Funding and Grants – NSW
Below is a listing of specific tourism funding and grants programs available to NSW tourism businesses.
Two types of funding are available:
- T-QUAL Grants – Tourism Quality Projects
Funding of between $15,000 (plus GST) and $100,000 (plus GST) is available on a matched funding basis.
- T-QUAL Strategic Tourism Investment Grants of up to $1million to fund a small number of larger scale projects to support Indigenous tourism and/or economic development/tourism employment.
2012 applications have now closed.
See the Other Government Support page for information about other types of services available to boost your business.
Australian Government funded Tqual Grants are competitive grants program to promote strategic investment in quality and innovation in the Australian tourism industry. Tqual Grants will support initiatives that develop innovative product, services or systems within the tourism industry, contribute directly to long-term economic development in the host region or develop or support high quality visitor services and experiences
The following grants and funding opportunities are available to eligible NT tourism operators.
- Grant and Funding Guidelines 2012 (PDF, 209KB)
Enterprise Connect, an Australian Government initiative in the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education provides just that.
Enterprise Connect offers comprehensive advice and support to eligible Australian small and medium-sized enterprises to help them transform and reach their full potential. Eligible businesses are able to request a comprehensive, confidential and independent Business Review at no charge