Grants in Tourism & Hospitality

Live Music Australia

a total of $20 million over four years for the Live Music Australia program

The Live Music Australia program offers a competitive grants opportunity for live music venues, festivals, and organisations dedicated to supporting quality original Australian live music. Live Music Australia is committed to enhancing the live music scene in Australian communities and will fund applications that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. The Australian Government's National Cultural Policy Revive acknowledges the significance of the live music sector and is committed to providing support for the music industry. Music Australia has been established within Creative Australia to provide support and promote the Australian contemporary music industry to enhance discoverability and cultivate markets and expand audiences. Through strategic investment, the aim to stimulate a vibrant and sustainable music industry ecosystem in which artists can thrive.

VIC Enabling Tourism Fund 2024

Up to $500,000

The Enabling Tourism Fund (ETF) 2024 supports regional and rural Victorian tourism projects in achieving investment readiness through funding planning activities, such as feasibility studies and design for future investments. This initiative aims to encourage the development of a strong pipeline of demand-driving tourism infrastructure projects across Victoria, aligning with the Victorian Government's commitment to enhancing the visitor experience in Regional Victoria.

NSW MVP Ventures Program

$25,000 - $200,000

NSW MVP Ventures Program is committed to supporting startups and innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the product lifecycle, bridging the gap between early-stage research and mature investment opportunities. The program offers grants designed to accelerate the commercialisation of highly innovative products or processes. The Program aims to: support businesses in increasing the commercialisation of innovative products and processes in NSW, and attract and retain commercialisation activities within the state.

QLD Building Bush Tourism Fund

$50,000 - $200,000

The Building Bush Tourism Fund is structured to provide financial assistance for the development of new and improved tourism-related infrastructure. It extends to improving the amenity and accessibility of social, community, and tourism infrastructure or experiences. The primary objective is to attract and increase both regional participation and visitors to the region.

SA Economic Recovery Fund (ERF) – Round 1

The range of grant funding and loan amounts varies depending on the streams.

As part of the State Budgets for 2022–23 and 2023–24, the government has allocated $122 million to establish an Economic Recovery Fund (ERF). This fund aims to stimulate growth in key sectors, promote the creation of well-paying jobs, enhance productivity, boost exports, and drive the adoption of innovative, value-added technology in South Australia. Round 1 is dedicated to empowering manufacturing and regional tourism businesses to expedite their growth, tap into their potential, and create new opportunities supporting South Australia's economic expansion. A substantial funding pool of $20 million will be accessible through either grants or low-interest loans, channelled into two distinct streams: Manufacturing Innovation and Regional Tourism Infrastructure Development.

TAS Tourism Emissions Reduction Grant Program

Up to $50,000 for small businesses and up to $100,000 for 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.

Visions of Australia Program

Each year, approximately $2.7 million in funding is available, distributed across two funding rounds.

The Visions of Australia Program provides funding to support the development and touring of quality exhibitions around Australia by Australian arts and cultural organisations. Program funding is distributed through two streams: development and touring. These streams support various costs, including exhibition design, crating, installation, freighting, and artist loan fees.

Live Music Australia Program

$5,000 - $100,000

About Round 7 of the Program: Round 7 will once again place a strong emphasis on live music festivals, aligning with industry demand and continuing to support the sustainability of the live music sector. The goal is to promote the presentation of more original live music, providing opportunities for artists to showcase their talent. Live Music Australia fully embraces the five pillars that shape Revive, which include First Nations First, A Place for Every Story, Centrality of the Artist, Strong Cultural Infrastructure, and Engaging the Audience. By addressing these pillars, we are committed to creating an inclusive and thriving live music community. The program has three main objectives. Firstly, we aim to support a sustainable venue-based live music industry by enhancing professional capacity within venues and fostering the growth of audiences. Secondly, we strive to promote partnerships, collaboration, and networks across the Australian live music industry. Lastly, we are dedicated to supporting the development, growth, and innovation of Australian contemporary live music by providing increased performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australian artists.

Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund

Tier 1 up to $100,000; Tier 2 up to $200,000

Ignite Ideas funding is accessible to facilitate the commercialisation of exceptionally innovative and emerging products or services that have reached or exceeded the minimum viable product (MVP) stage. The Fund is dedicated to assisting small to medium-sized businesses in Queensland with substantial growth potential.

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