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Tourism grants available for local projects

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Media Release ¬≠ Tourism grants available for local projects¬≠ Monday, 26 March 2012

26 March 2012 in Media

Local businesses, community organisations, local government agencies and tourism organisations

may be eligible to apply for the Federal Government’s Tourism Quality (TQUAL) grants.

The objective of the TQUAL Grants is to stimulate sustainable growth in the Australian tourism

industry, by enhancing the supply of quality tourism products.

The tourism industry is critical to the electorate of Mayo, with many people employed or running small

businesses which are reliant on the sector.

The allocation of TQUAL Grants is merit based, and offers grants ranging from $5,000 to $500,000 -

in three categories:

- Category 1: Innovative tourism projects - grants range from $5,000 to $100,000;

- Category 2: Integrated tourism development projects - grants range from $100,000 to $500,000;

- Category 3: National or sectoral tourism initiatives - grants range from $25,000 to $500,000.

Further information about the funding eligibility criteria can be found by visiting the Department of

Resources, Energy and Tourism’s website at, or alternatively by phoning (02)

6243 7604.