Grants available for tourism operators

Member for Fisher Peter Slipper is encouraging local tourism operators to apply for the Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants Program announced by Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism Martin Ferguson.
Administered by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, the grants will help achieve industry goals for increased productivity, innovation and quality contained in the national Tourism strategy.
Projects that improve your tourism offering or that provide a whole new product or service to interstate or international visitors are being sought.
Grants from $50,000 – $250,000 (GST exclusive) will be offered on a matched dollar for dollar funding basis.
A major focus of the TIRF Grants Program will be upgrading or improving the quality of accommodation and attractions and supporting innovative products and services to increase the range of visitor experiences.
If you have a project that improves your tourism offering or that provides a whole new product or service to interstate or international visitors, the TIRF grant program is worth investigating.
Applications close on Friday 14 December 2012. More information including the Program Guidelines, Application Form and YouTube presentations is available at www.ret.gov.au/tirfgrants