HELP FOR TOURISM BUSINESSES
Virtually Tourism's mission is to help small tourism operators run an efficient, profitable operation. We read lots and lots of industry information. On this page, we share any news and information that we feel can benefit small tourism businesses.
This is a resource for grant funding that may be applicable to your business. We say may as all grants come with eligibility criteria that you must satisfy.
These are some of the grants that are available or are opening soon. Contact us to find out more information.
QUEENSLAND DIGITAL GRANTS
Up to $10,000 of 50/50 matched fundingNext round opens for applications November 2019
The Queensland Government Small Business Digital Grants Program can be used to assist small tourism businesses to access digital technologies and services to help them work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.Think about:i. Online booking and payment platforms
ii. Website upgrades - including mobile usage
iii. Business-specific software - reservations systems
iv. Digital planning, strategy and/or trainingThis is a matched funding grant. If successful, a 50% funding contribution of up to $10 000 (excluding GST) is provided following completion of your proposal/ implementation of your project. This means that you have to pay for the project upfront. Once the work is completed and you have paid for it you can submit a grant acquittal with copies of invoices and receipts for reimbursement of the agreed amount.The minimum amount that can be applied for in this application is $1000 (total project value $2000). The maximum amount that can be applied for in this application is $10,000 (total project value $20,000)
DISASTER RECOVERY GRANTS
Up to $10,000Open for Applications NOW
Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants provide assistance to small businesses severely impacted by the North and Far North Queensland monsoonal trough to engage high-level expertise to help them recover and rebuild business confidence. Funding for building, plant and equipment repairs is available in specific circumstances.
Funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage business consultants, mentors, coaches or advisory services to assist with business recovery following the monsoonal trough.The grant's purpose is to provide severely impacted small businesses with access to high-level expertise and advice to rebuild business confidence and increase resilience for the future.Single grant payments will be made directly to the business and is to be used for:
- business plan development
- business mentoring
- financial counseling
- exploring options for business sustainability.
- Funding may also be available for building, plant and equipment repairs for small businesses as a flood-proofing measure – specific eligibility applies.
- No time for the things you love
- Not getting to critical tasks
- Wasting time learning new skills
- Wearing too many hats
- Unprofessional results
- Stress levels through the roof
- No time to plan & develop
- Offload jobs you're not good at
- Work smarter not harder
- Effective and efficient support
- Put a value on your own time
- Industry experienced professionals
- An integral part of your team
- More time for the things you love