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TAS Tourism Emissions Reduction Grant Program

TAS Tourism Emissions Reduction Grant Program

  • Applications are open until: 16 October 2023
  • One-off grants of up to $50,000 to small businesses and up to $100,000 to medium and large businesses.

The Tasmanian Government's 2030 Visitor Economy Strategy, Key Direction 1, demonstrates its dedication to becoming a premier choice for environmentally conscious travellers. Within a broader $1.5 million initiative aimed at promoting emissions reduction efforts within the tourism and hospitality sector, the Tourism Emissions Reduction Grant Program has been established. This program is designed to offer one-time grants to eligible tourism and hospitality enterprises that have previously conducted emissions or carbon audit reports.

Key Requirements

Successful applicants are required to:

  • Contribute a minimum of one-third of the total project cost in cash.
  • Commence their project no later than January 2024 and ensure its completion within a 12-month timeframe.
  • Apply for their grant based on their demonstrated business size, in accordance with the criteria specified in
    the Funding Categories table.
Funding Category Defined by Grant funding available Total funding allocation
Small an annual revenue of less than $10 million; and

combined gross assets of less than $30 million; or

a maximum of 19 full-time equivalent employees.

Up to $50,000 $300,000
Medium to large an annual turnover equal to or greater than $10 million; and

combined gross assets equal or more than $30 million; or

equal or more than 20 full-time equivalent employees.

Up to $100,000


What is eligible for funding?

Grants are available for the implementation of carbon reduction projects that align with the themes outlined in the Project Themes table.

Themes Project purpose and examples
1 – Transport Promote the transition to lower emissions vehicles, which may include the acquisition of battery electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
2 – Waste reduction Promote waste reduction to landfill, including organic waste. This includes initiatives that enhance waste management practices, like community recycling programs and industrial compost bins, as well as improvements within the supply chain or ‘purchased goods and services’, such as minimising packaging
3 – Training and
Assist business owners and employees in gaining the necessary training to participate in sustainability or carbon accounting courses, thereby supporting the business’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
4 – Technology, equipment,
or systems
Support the purchase and installation of new low-emission technology and equipment, which may include the implementation of carbon monitoring systems or the replacement of a gas cooktop with an induction cooktop.

What companies are eligible for funding?

Applicants may be requested to provide supporting documentation for their eligibility claims either during the application process or as part of an audit. Information submitted by applicants may undergo authenticity checks through third-party software.

To qualify for the grant, applicants must adhere to the eligibility criteria outlined by the Department of State Growth, which include the following:

  1. Furnishing evidence of completing an emissions/carbon audit report, encompassing a baseline inventory of the business’s emissions. This report should also encompass a list of priority emissions reduction projects, including those detailed in the grant application, as part of an emissions reduction plan.
  2. Meeting the criteria of either a tourism business or a hospitality business. A tourism business pertains to the provision of goods and services directly to individuals visiting or traveling in Tasmania for leisure purposes. This category encompasses various entities such as tour and transport operators, attractions, experiences, festivals and events, visitor information services, business event venues, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and accommodations. On the other hand, a hospitality business must offer in-house dining or beverage services and be recognized as a hospitality-centric establishment, where hospitality services form a primary function. For example, this category includes restaurants, cafes, bars, or pubs.
  3. Holding a valid registration for tax purposes with an active Australian Business Number (ABN) on or before 1 July 2022. In cases where the applicant is a Trust, the Trustee, as the rightful applicant, must meet this requirement.
  4. Being an established business currently operational in Tasmania at the time of submitting the application.
  5. Demonstrating an annual business sales turnover as follows:
    • Small business: Less than $10 million in the financial year 2022-23.
    • Medium to large: Equal to or exceeding $10 million in the financial year 2022-23.

Is this grant competitive or entitlement based?

Entitlement. Applications are assessed against eligibility criteria.

How can Avant Group help?

When you’re a business owner, you may not have time to work through the red tape and audits required to apply for government grants.

Avant Group is your partner for grant success! We take all the hassle out of the entire grant application process from working through the red tape, writing the application and managing audit and reporting requirements – so you can focus on running your business.

Success Only Fees

Avant Group works on a Success Only Fee basis.

We also offer:

  • All AusIndustry auditing management included at no additional cost
  • Hands on technical project management covering application writing and administration aspects
  • A highly skilled advisory team with consultants from engineering, marketing and finance disciplines
  • Government accreditation
  • A dedicated account manager who will work with you every step of the way with your grant application

Want to know more? Contact us for an obligation-free assessment of your eligibility.