Successful Round 1 Projects
On 15 March 2013, the Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguson announced that 65 applicants were successful in the first round of the TIRF Grants Program. The Australian Government will offer these projects a total of $13.1 million in funding, which will leverage a combined investment value of over $141 million.
A list of all the successful Round 1 applicants and projects is below:
A map showing the locations of successful Round 1 projects is also available
Applying in future rounds
If you would like to apply for TIRF Grants funding in the next round, you could start thinking now about what would make a good project and identifying sources of matching funding. Information provided for Round 1 applicants is still available below (see Round 1 Documents for Reference).
Important: We are currently working to improve the TIRF Grants program and will be revising the Program Guidelines, the application form and processes for applying in the next round. Further information will be posted on this website when it becomes available.
The following document may assist applicants in preparing their applications. The document provides general feedback to applicants on issues that arose in the first round of the program. Please note this is a general guide only.
Information about using Consultants
The Tourism Grants Programs, including T-QUAL Grants and TIRF Grants are not affiliated, associated, endorsed by or in any way officially connected with any individuals, consultancies, businesses or organisations claiming to offer advice or assistance to applicants in completing and submitting the grants application forms. Applicants should view the Program Guideline, Fact Sheet, Application Form and Frequently Asked Questions prior to submitting an application for funding.
About the TIRF Grants Program
A second round is expected to be announced in the second half of 2013.
The competitive merit-based TIRF Grants Program offers grants from $50,000–$250,000 (GST exclusive) on a matched dollar-for-dollar funding basis. A major focus of the program is to improve the quality of accommodation and attractions in regional areas and encourage innovative projects to attract interstate and international visitors and extend their length of stay.
Round 1 Documents for reference
For reference, the Round 1 application form, a one page fact sheet, detailed program guidelines, a draft funding agreement template and answers to frequently asked questions are available below.