Congratulations to the 19 businesses in our region that have been awarded a share of more than $3.4 million in grant funding through the Tourism Industry Development Fund, with a combined project value of more than $15.7 million.
A total of 53 regional tourism development projects have been granted funding under the Tourism Industry Development Fund (as at 16th of June 2021).
Grant recipients in our region:
A new visitor centre and experiences including interactive learning, cooking classes, a new cafe and retail area.
Grant amount – $500,000
Total project worth – $4,500,000
Development of six new accommodation suites.
Grant amount – $225,000
Total project worth – $750,000
Sidewood Restaurant and Cellar Door
Expand current kitchen and bar areas, develop a dedicated masterclass room, tasting space, coffee shop and provedore.
Grant amount – $246,000
Total project worth – $823,246
Expansion of existing distillery door and tasting bar to increase total capacity to 150 people.
Grant amount – $260,152
Total project worth – $867,174
Renovate and refurbish an existing building to create private upscale, boutique accommodation.
Grant amount – $39,000
Total project worth – $130,000
Private Farm Escapes and Retro Dream Cars
Development of a new tiny home, construction of a facility to showcase exotic-classic vehicles and run guided & self-guided events and car hire, and purchase of support vehicle.
Grant amount – $140,400
Total project worth – $468,000
Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
Cellar door and wine education hub.
Grant amount – $316,533.60
Total project worth – $1,055,112
The Vineyard Retreat, McLaren Vale
Renovation of existing guesthouse to luxury accommodation catering to those with accessibility requirements.
Grant amount – $27,000
Total project worth – $90,945
Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park
Installation of two new 2 bedroom cabins, one block of four ensuites and a new waterpark.
Grant amount – $293,665
Total project worth – $978,886
Upgrades of 1940 De Havilland Tiger Moth plane and 2004 American Champion Super Decathlon plane for scenic flights, and paintwork upgrade on company vehicle.
Grant amount – $28,517
Total project worth – $95,057
Hastwell & Lightfoot
Upgrade of an existing cellar door to expand capacity.
Grant amount – $47,181
Total project worth – $157,572
Development of a new rooftop cellar door and interactive wine experiences.
Grant amount – $341,910
Total project worth – $1,139,700
Star of Greece
Expansion and improvements to the kiosk, kitchen and toilet facilities.
Grant amount – $280,692
Total project worth – $935,640
Cactus Kangaroo Island
Relocation and refurbishment of cafe and new cooking school and experience.
Grant amount – $37,678
Total project worth – $125,593
Kangaroo Island Seaview Motel
Renovation and refurbishment of 17 rooms, kitchen, restaurant and landscaping.
Grant amount – $82,563
Total project worth – $275,210
Oyster Farm Shop
Expansion of existing infrastructure to increase capacity including a new all-weather oyster bar and tasting room, enhanced product display and landscaping.
Grant amount – $36,000
Total project amount – $120,000
Kangaroo Island Distillery
Overhaul and upgrade of existing facility including new distillery shed, tasting experience zone and visitor infrastructure.
Grant amount – $500,000
Total project amount – $3,000,032
Emu Bay Fishing Charters
Transformation of an existing shed dwelling at Kingscote into a cottage style accommodation to complement fishing charter business.
Grant amount – $33,377
Total project amount – $111,259
Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures
Upgrade vessel with environmentally friendly engine allowing for greater range and opportunities for dive charters. New tours to target domestic market including a night discovery tour and banana boat equipment for thrill rides.
Grant amount – $30,034
Total project amount – $100,115
The Tourism Industry Development Fund is designed to support and stimulate private sector investment in new and improved regional accommodation, and the development of quality tourism product and experiences. It aims to assist in the COVID recovery of regional tourism by encouraging regional operators to improve and diversify so they can attract more visitors and get a higher return on their offering.
Through the South Australian Tourism Commission, the State Government is committing $20 million to the Tourism Industry Development Fund over two years to support regional tourism in South Australia.
There are two streams of funding available:
Stream 1: Regional infrastructure projects
Stream 2: Regional product and experience development projects
Grants between $20,000 and $500,000 (excluding GST) are available.
This program is open on an ongoing basis until 31 March 2022, 5pm or until all funds have been allocated.
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island supported many of these successful applicants with advice, assessment of broader economic impacts (desirable for applications over $50,000), and letters of support. If you need assistance with this or any other grant, contact email@example.com