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Regional Tourism Projects Program Round 3

The Regional Tourism Projects Program (RTPP) Round 3 Special Release has been developed to promote tourism supply-side activity in regional Tasmania. It will open to applications on Thursday, 25 March 2021.

The RTPP Special Release aims to ensure local tourism operators and businesses stay connected and focus on the future of their destination during these challenging times.

Rounds 1 and 2 of the RTPP Special Release were highly successful and supported a total of 32 projects across Tasmania.  A recent review of the program has led to minor revisions to the criteria in Round 3.

This round will focus on funding smaller projects across Tasmania that:

  • Establish projects that align to Destination Action Plan outcomes that grow visitor numbers, increase lengths of stay, grow visitor expenditure, improve visitor travel around the regions and improve overall visitor satisfaction.
  • Enable local tourism operators and businesses to stay connected and focus on improving the visitor experience during the COVID-19 crisis period and beyond.
  • Create the opportunity for active tourism groups to implement initiatives that support industry recovery.
  • Encourage collaboration and consultation with stakeholders at a local, regional and state level to broaden tourism product offerings.
  • Fund projects that respond to demonstrated evidence-based need, and
  • Are supported by the relevant Regional Tourism Organisation.

Projects will need to demonstrate clear linkages to a relevant Destination Action Plan (DAP), the Tasmanian Visitor Engagement Strategy, the Tasmanian Journeys Project, state and local regional tourism objectives and/or the recovery priorities in the T21 Tasmanian Visitor Economy Action Plan 2020-2022.

Grant applications for projects of up to $10 000 are encouraged, and applications of up to $20 000 will be considered.

All applicants are required to discuss their project with, and provide a letter of support from, their Regional Tourism Organisation.

Applications are open until all funds are fully committed or 25 June 2021, whichever occurs first. Applications will be processed on a first submitted, first assessed basis until funds are fully committed. They will be competitively assessed using the evidence provided by each applicant against the criteria on page 5 of the Program guidelines.

How to apply:

  1. Review the program guidelines now to establish your eligibility.
  2. Apply here.