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Regional Tourism Projects Program – Round 3

Regional Tourism Projects Program – Round 3:

The Regional Tourism Projects Program is a special release of repurposed grant funds from the Destination Action Plan (DAP) fund that was originally released by the THSU in 2017.  The DAP fund was established to support the implementation of active DAPs statewide and the ongoing implementation of the Tasmania Visitor Engagement Strategy (VES).  The program leveraged other funding sources both public and private to support priority visitor engagement projects identified through the destination action planning process.

In recognition of the current economic climate resulting from COVID-19, it was determined that project proponents would be unlikely to be able to provide the matched funding of at least two thirds of the grant request, as previously required in the DAP program criteria.  In response to this the RTPP special release has removed the requirement for matched funds (unless the grant submission is for a feasibility study, in which case, evidence of matched funding of at least 50% must be provided) and has broadened the focus to support active tourism groups that are proposing projects that align with not only DAP and VES planning but other key tourism programs and strategies.

Applications for this program are currently open, closing 25 June 2021 or until all funds are committed.

  • Eligibility
  • Eligibility

    To be supported through the Regional Tourism Projects Program - Round 3 you must explain how your project/proposal best meets the eligibility criteria outlined below.

    • Have an ACN or ABN and be registered for GST.
    • Be a key stakeholder actively engaged with your Regional Tourism Organisation, DAP Leadership Group Local Tourism Association and/or a stakeholder involved in visitor engagement.
    • Provide a project budget that clearly identifies all project revenue streams. Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of other funding sources.
    • Submit a grant request of no more than $20 000 maximum – noting this special release will preference small projects up to $10 000 as funds are limited.
    • Demonstrate value for money (determined by anecdotal evidence and/or supporting data) as a key priority to maximise the impact of the special release.
    • Demonstrate projects are clearly aligned to a relevant Destination Action Plan (DAP), the Tasmanian Visitor Engagement Strategy, the Tasmanian Journeys Project, state and local regional tourism objectives and/or the recovery priorities in the T21 Tasmanian Visitor Economy Action Plan 2020-2022.

    All applications will be processed on a first submitted, first assessed basis and the round will remain open until 25 June 2021 or until all funds are committed.

    It is recommended that all applicants read the guidelines in full, prior to applying.

  • Objectives
  • Objectives

    • Establish clear linkages to tourism strategy at a local, regional and state level (for example the Tasmanian Journeys Project) and to support local tourism operators and businesses keep connected and focus on the future of their destination during the COVID-19 crisis period.
    • Create the opportunity for active tourism groups to implement initiatives that improve the visitor and community experience in regional destinations will support industry recovery at a critical time.
    • Encourage collaboration and consultation with stakeholders.
    • Fund projects that are supported by the relevant Regional Tourism Organisation.
    • Improve the on-ground visitor experience.

    It is recommended that all applicants read the guidelines in full, prior to applying.

  • How do I apply?
  • How do I apply?

    All applicants are required discuss their project with and provide a letter of support from their Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO).

    Apply via here.

    You can discuss your application with the Tourism Hospitality Support Unit by emailing THSU@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

    It is recommended that all applicants read the guidelines in full, prior to applying.

  • Eligibility
  • Eligibility

    To be supported through the Regional Tourism Projects Program - Round 3 you must explain how your project/proposal best meets the eligibility criteria outlined below.

    • Have an ACN or ABN and be registered for GST.
    • Be a key stakeholder actively engaged with your Regional Tourism Organisation, DAP Leadership Group Local Tourism Association and/or a stakeholder involved in visitor engagement.
    • Provide a project budget that clearly identifies all project revenue streams. Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of other funding sources.
    • Submit a grant request of no more than $20 000 maximum – noting this special release will preference small projects up to $10 000 as funds are limited.
    • Demonstrate value for money (determined by anecdotal evidence and/or supporting data) as a key priority to maximise the impact of the special release.
    • Demonstrate projects are clearly aligned to a relevant Destination Action Plan (DAP), the Tasmanian Visitor Engagement Strategy, the Tasmanian Journeys Project, state and local regional tourism objectives and/or the recovery priorities in the T21 Tasmanian Visitor Economy Action Plan 2020-2022.

    All applications will be processed on a first submitted, first assessed basis and the round will remain open until 25 June 2021 or until all funds are committed.

    It is recommended that all applicants read the guidelines in full, prior to applying.

  • Objectives
  • Objectives

    • Establish clear linkages to tourism strategy at a local, regional and state level (for example the Tasmanian Journeys Project) and to support local tourism operators and businesses keep connected and focus on the future of their destination during the COVID-19 crisis period.
    • Create the opportunity for active tourism groups to implement initiatives that improve the visitor and community experience in regional destinations will support industry recovery at a critical time.
    • Encourage collaboration and consultation with stakeholders.
    • Fund projects that are supported by the relevant Regional Tourism Organisation.
    • Improve the on-ground visitor experience.

    It is recommended that all applicants read the guidelines in full, prior to applying.

  • How do I apply?
  • How do I apply?

    All applicants are required discuss their project with and provide a letter of support from their Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO).

    Apply via here.

    You can discuss your application with the Tourism Hospitality Support Unit by emailing THSU@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

    It is recommended that all applicants read the guidelines in full, prior to applying.

    Eligibility

    Eligibility

    To be supported through the Regional Tourism Projects Program - Round 3 you must explain how your project/proposal best meets the eligibility criteria outlined below.

    • Have an ACN or ABN and be registered for GST.
    • Be a key stakeholder actively engaged with your Regional Tourism Organisation, DAP Leadership Group Local Tourism Association and/or a stakeholder involved in visitor engagement.
    • Provide a project budget that clearly identifies all project revenue streams. Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of other funding sources.
    • Submit a grant request of no more than $20 000 maximum – noting this special release will preference small projects up to $10 000 as funds are limited.
    • Demonstrate value for money (determined by anecdotal evidence and/or supporting data) as a key priority to maximise the impact of the special release.
    • Demonstrate projects are clearly aligned to a relevant Destination Action Plan (DAP), the Tasmanian Visitor Engagement Strategy, the Tasmanian Journeys Project, state and local regional tourism objectives and/or the recovery priorities in the T21 Tasmanian Visitor Economy Action Plan 2020-2022.

    All applications will be processed on a first submitted, first assessed basis and the round will remain open until 25 June 2021 or until all funds are committed.

    It is recommended that all applicants read the guidelines in full, prior to applying.

    Objectives

    Objectives

    • Establish clear linkages to tourism strategy at a local, regional and state level (for example the Tasmanian Journeys Project) and to support local tourism operators and businesses keep connected and focus on the future of their destination during the COVID-19 crisis period.
    • Create the opportunity for active tourism groups to implement initiatives that improve the visitor and community experience in regional destinations will support industry recovery at a critical time.
    • Encourage collaboration and consultation with stakeholders.
    • Fund projects that are supported by the relevant Regional Tourism Organisation.
    • Improve the on-ground visitor experience.

    It is recommended that all applicants read the guidelines in full, prior to applying.

    How do I apply?

    How do I apply?

    All applicants are required discuss their project with and provide a letter of support from their Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO).

    Apply via here.

    You can discuss your application with the Tourism Hospitality Support Unit by emailing THSU@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

    It is recommended that all applicants read the guidelines in full, prior to applying.