Applications for $4.75 million Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund now open
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Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund 2015-16 Guidelines Page 2 A total pool of $4.75 million (GST exclusive) is available. Priority will be given to category 2 projects which demonstrate co-contribution or can demonstrate operator value-add. Funding above $100,000 may be considered in special circumstances, i.e. if the project is judged to be of unique value to the greater tourism industry. Up to three progress payments can be made upon completion of agreed project milestones. Applications under this program will be considered with reference to other Government funding which you may have accessed or qualified for. To be supported through this program, businesses must have a significant tourism focus, be legally constituted, Australian registered and currently operate in the NT. Agencies of Government, Regional Tourism Organisations and other membership based associations are not eligible to apply. The category 1 grants will be of particular benefit to persons located in remote areas of the Territory who wish to commence a tourism business, or existing businesses wishing to expand into remote areas of the Territory. For category 2 grants, as a guide only, examples of projects may include (but are not limited to): 1. Implementation of new technology to improve the tourism experience, such as apps or other digital initiatives including augmented reality; 2. Development of visitor experiences that diversify the tourism offering in the region, such as niche experiences that target high growth or high yield market segments (e.g. fishing, bushwalking, mountain biking, bird-watching, education); 3. Value adding to existing experiences with additional activities (e.g. high quality interpretative or interactive signage). Any signage must align to national standards and requirements of the Department of Transport; 4. Infrastructure solutions to encourage new markets (e.g. connection to essential services, walking trails, additional visitor accommodation). Businesses are only eligible for one category 2 grant during the 2015-16 financial year. This program is focussed on tourism businesses across the Northern Territory, however particular emphasis will be placed on regional, remote and aboriginal businesses. 2. AVAILABLE FUNDING 3. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS 4. ELIGIBLE PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES
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