Events Tasmanian Grant Program
- Applications Open: from July – May (inclusive) each year
- Grants: up to $10,000
This program offers incentives to eligible organisers of motor vehicle, motorcycle, cycle or walking tours in Tasmania during the winter and shoulder season.
The Event Tas Touring Grants program provides funding for eligible organisers of motor vehicle, motorcycle, cycle, or walking tours in Tasmania during the winter and shoulder season. Here are some key requirements, guidelines, documentation, and criteria to apply:
- Funding is available for up to 50% of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $10,000 per application
- Funding is competitive and subject to available budget
- Applications must be submitted at least six weeks before the event start date
- Funding is provided on a reimbursement basis, meaning that successful applicants must pay expenses upfront and provide evidence of expenditure to receive reimbursement
- A detailed project plan and budget, outlining how the grant will be used
- Evidence of event viability, such as projected visitor numbers and estimated economic impact
- Evidence of partnerships and collaborations with local businesses and community groups
- A risk management plan and public liability insurance
- The event must provide a significant tourism benefit to Tasmania
- The event must demonstrate innovative and creative marketing strategies
- The event must demonstrate strong partnerships and collaborations with local businesses and community groups
- The event must have a strong environmental and sustainability focus
- The event must have a strong focus on visitor safety and risk management
What is eligible for funding?
Grants are available to eligible organisations who conduct a tour in TAS, include:
- The event must take place in Tasmania during the winter and shoulder season (1 May – 31 October)
- The event must attract visitors from outside the region and provide a tourism benefit to Tasmania
- The event must promote Tasmania as a desirable and attractive tourist destination
- The event must be safe, well-managed, and environmentally sustainable
- The participants must be staying five nights or more in paid commercial accommodation.
- Spending at least 40 percent of its time outside Greater Hobart.
What companies are eligible for funding?
The eligible applicants can be based anywhere in AU and must be able to enter into a funding agreement with the Tasmanian Government.
Is this a Co-contribution grant?
Is this grant competitive or entitlement based?
Competitive. Your application will be assessed among other applications by a judging panel.
How can I increase my chances of winning this grant?
By engaging an accredited government grants consultant, such as Avant Group.
Competitive grants often require significant business case development and project analysis to support the application, this may include detailed presentations supporting the project’s merit, projected sales, cost-benefit analysis and more.
As part of your engagement with Avant Group, your account manager will assess the required documents and will provide the following as needed to support your grant submission.
Grant application writeup including a detailed presentation illustrating how the grant funding will contribute to your project, how the funding will contribute to the project’s budget, a project milestone plan, delivery timeline, impact on employment if applicable and a breakdown of the management and leadership team for the project
- Industry analysis presentation
- Competitor Analysis Presentation
- Marketing and Sales Analysis Presentation
- 3-5 year Cashflow Forecast
- 3-5 year Balance Sheet Forecast
- Cost-Benefit Analysis of Grant Funding
- End-to-end grant application including information collating, analysis and application writing
- CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) cost-benefit analysis
- Stakeholder relations and Risk Mitigation Plans
- Any other relevant forecasting that will support your application
How can I get help with my application? Or know if I’m likely to win funding?
Avant Group offers a no-obligation assessment of your eligibility for funding and will assess your likelihood of a successful grant application.