The ‘Opening our Great Outdoors’ pool is funded by the Regional Growth Fund, Department of Primary Industries and Regions, to support economic generating regional tourism initiatives. There are 2 streams of the Fund for projects located within South Australia for outcome and benefits in regional South Australia.
Stream 1: Regional tourism projects
Regional tourism projects to enhance investments in nature-based, farm-based, rangelands and fishing-based tourism opportunities, and invest in public infrastructure, that supports and encourages South Australians to travel to regional areas, connect with agriculture and enjoy our regions, parks, rangelands, reservoirs, waterways and marine environment.
You can apply for a grant from $20,000 up to $1 million excluding GST for stream 1 projects, up to a maximum of 50 percent co-contribution from the State Government of the total project cost (for non-State Government applications).
Stream 2: Regional accommodation projects
Regional accommodation projects to support and stimulate private sector investment in new or improved regional accommodation for quality tourism products and experiences.
You can apply for a grant from $20,000 up to $500,000 excluding GST for stream 2 projects, up to a maximum of 30 percent co-contribution from the State Government of the total project cost.
Eligibility and Applications
Applications will close on 30 June 2023, or when the funding pool has been fully allocated, with applications assessed on an ongoing basis.
Applications that demonstrate transformational projects that meet the intentions of the program will be well regarded.
For more information: Opening our Great Outdoors