Date/Deadline: 01 Jun, 2022

The Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund is a pilot grant program designed to assist eligible businesses and organisations to partner with the South Australian Government to deliver sustainable, quality tourism experiences in South Australia.

The $5 million Nature-Based Tourism Co-investment Fund is part of their $22 million Parks 2025 strategy and will provide the stimulus and support which businesses need to activate or build on existing ecologically sensitive tourism offerings in the state’s national parks, reserves, botanic gardens, and Crown Land.

They are actively exploring new partnerships to expand their range of nature-based tourism offerings to help position South Australia as a world-class eco-tourism destination, especially as Australia emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and a summer of devastating bushfires.

There are already some amazing experiences in this state but there are still untapped opportunities and the fund is seeking outstanding, world-class eco-tourism proposals to reaffirm South Australia as a ‘must-see’ destination once our borders reopen.

The fund is now open and will be available until June 2022 (or until the fund is exhausted). Applicants can seek grants from $20,000 to $1 million and are expected to contribute at least half of the total financial costs of their project.

Fund objectives

• Conservation
Deliver positive benefits for the conservation of South Australia’s nature, parks and places.

• Community
Deliver sustainable tourism services that benefit and are supported by local community and visitors.

• Economy
Deliver a clear economic benefit for SA by creating new sustainable jobs and economic growth

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