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Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund Grants

The Minister Assisting on Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell has launched Round 2 of the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants Program.

The competitive merit-based TIRF Grants Program offers grants from $50,000–$250,000 (GST exclusive) on a matched dollar-for-dollar funding basis, to assist tourism operators increase the quality and range of visitor experiences in regional Australia.

Businesses, local governments, not-for-profit organisations that provide a heritage tourism product are encouraged to apply for the TIRF Grants.

Find out more by visiting the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism’s website.

Your Community Heritage Program

The Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities announced a new grant program in 2011 called Your Community Heritage Program.

Applications to the 2012-13 Your Community Heritage Program have now closed, and the Department will not be accepting any further applications. Following the Federal Minister Tony Burke MP's decision on which applications are approved for funding, all applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of selection process.

The funding for Your Community Heritage concludes at the end of 2012-13. From 2013-14 onwards, Protecting National Historic Sites will continue to operate. The 2012-13 Your Community Heritage program also included applications for funding to be provided under the 2013-14 Protecting National Historic Sites program.

Detailed information on Your Community Heritage is available on the Department’s website.


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