Indigenous Tourism Funding Opportunity

Friday, 18 May 2012

Key Dates:

30 May (applications close)

The Australian Government is calling for organisations to apply for Strategic Tourism Investment Grant funding to help expand Indigenous tourism in Australia.

The Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguson AM MP, had the following to say about the opportunity for growth in Indigenous tourism:

The Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguson AM MP, said Indigenous tourism is a big part of what makes Australia attractive as a destination.
"Across Australia we have extraordinary Indigenous tourism experiences on offer, from bush tucker tours, to our remote art centres, to cultural camps, but there is still a huge opportunity to
expand the Indigenous tourism industry, provide employment in Indigenous communities and boost the Australia economy more broadly," said Minister Ferguson.
The "Developing Indigenous Products Project" will fund suitable projects up to the value of $1 million. The projects must create employment and training opportunities for Indigenous Australians, and develop new Indigenous tourism attractions, rejuvenate existing attractions, or improve the quality of Indigenous tourism services. Projects that are 'investment ready' will be given priority.
"With these grants we are also looking to offer the prospect of more employment and business training opportunities on country for Indigenous people."
"Organisations with skills and experience working with Indigenous communities and a broad range of project stakeholders are encouraged to apply."
Applications close 5pm Thursday 30th of May 2012The Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguson AM MP, said Indigenous tourism is a big part of what makes Australia attractive as a destination.

"Across Australia we have extraordinary Indigenous tourism experiences on offer, from bush tucker tours, to our remote art centres, to cultural camps, but there is still a huge opportunity to expand the Indigenous tourism industry, provide employment in Indigenous communities and boost the Australia economy more broadly," said Minister Ferguson.

The "Developing Indigenous Products Project" will fund suitable projects up to the value of $1 million. The projects must create employment and training opportunities for Indigenous Australians, and develop new Indigenous tourism attractions, rejuvenate existing attractions, or improve the quality of Indigenous tourism services. Projects that are 'investment ready' will be given priority.

"With these grants we are also looking to offer the prospect of more employment and business training opportunities on country for Indigenous people."

Organisations with skills and experience working with Indigenous communities and a broad range of project stakeholders are encouraged to apply. See the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism for further information.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 30th of May 2012.

 

 

 

 

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