Exploring grant opportunities

Applying for grants and funding is one way tourism operators can further enhance their businesses. Grants programs currently managed by the SATC include the Mid Murray Tourism Recovery Fund, Experience Nature Tourism Fund and Regional Event Fund.

Read on to find out more, including grants and funding opportunities available through other government agencies.

Big Bend, Murray River, Lakes, & Coorong

Mid Murray Tourism Recovery Fund

Mid Murray River tourism operators significantly impacted by the once-in-a-century flooding event will receive additional $500,000 in funding to support the return to full operations, staff upskilling, marketing activities and funding for events. 

This includes the new Mid Murray River Tourism Business Support Program, with grants of up to $50,000 allocated to businesses in low-lying regions, such as caravan parks. 

A pod of dolphins swimming in clear blue water off Glenelg beach, Adelaide
Temptation Sailing, Adelaide

Experience Nature Tourism Fund

The $2 million Experience Nature Tourism Fund aims to spur investment in nature-based tourism experiences and make South Australia more competitive in luring domestic and international tourists.

A total of 33 nature tourism products and experiences have been granted funding under the first two rounds of the Experience Nature Tourism Fund. 

To date, a total of nearly $1 million in grants will unlock almost $1.6 million in combined project value.

Bukirk Glamping, Clare Valley

Tourism Industry Development Fund

The $20 million Tourism Industry Development Fund (TIDF) ran from 2020 until 2022. In that time, it funded 114 projects across the state, unlocking $82.7 million worth of new and improved tourism infrastructure.

Over half of these projects are now complete, with the remainder expected to come online in 2023.

State and Federal Government grants

  • Grants and Programs Finder
  • State Government Funding Programs
  • Regional Development Australia (RDA)
  • Federal Funding Programs