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 Experience Nature Tourism Fund and Regional Event Fund.

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

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.

Round one of the Fund has delivered nearly $486,000 in grants to 18 projects across the state.

Round two applications have now closed. Round three will open in the 2024-25 financial year.

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