The State Government has announced a significant financial support package to help local tourism operators get through, and continue well past, the current COVID-19 crisis.
The $5.7 million package is designed to help the tourism sector get through the crisis, as well as rebound strongly at the other end.
Funding to help small tourism businesses and to assist organisers of regional and community events form the bulk of the assistance, as well as dedicated digital training for tourism operators and a project designed to boost business resilience.
Regional Events Grants Fund: The total amount available within the Regional Events Grant Fund is $200,000.
- Applicants under the Regional Events category may receive a grant of up to a maximum $5,000, subject to the losses incurred.
- Applicants under the Community Events category may receive a grant up to a maximum $2,000, subject to the losses incurred.
Small Tourism Business Grants Fund: There are two funding streams:
- The micro-business stream, for businesses with annual turnover of $100,000 to $499,999. Payment is a maximum of $5,000.
- The small business stream, for businesses with annual turnover of $500,000 to $1m. Payment is a maximum of $10,000.
Grants close Friday 17 April 2020.
Find out more here: SATC