If you have a dream of enhancing your nature-based tourism venture, the Experience Nature Tourism Fund (ENTF) might just be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
The South Australian Tourism Commission has created the ENTF to spur investment in nature-based tourism experiences in South Australia. With an impressive $2M funding pool, this initiative aims to make South Australia more competitive in attracting both domestic and international tourists.
What Does the Fund Support?
The ENTF provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 for new and improved nature-based tourism products and experiences. These projects should be located in or near a national park, reserve, wilderness protection area, or marine park. The ultimate goal? To showcase South Australia’s stunning natural landscapes while encouraging visitors to appreciate and learn more about these essential natural and cultural assets.
Projects the fund might support include:
- 🏊♀️ Snorkeling: Explore the vibrant underwater ecosystems that lie just beneath the surface.
- 🛶 Kayaking: Paddle your way through calm waters, surrounded by natural beauty.
- 🎭 Cultural tours: Deepen your understanding of South Australia’s rich cultural heritage.
- 🐨 Wildlife viewing: Get up close and personal with Australia’s unique wildlife.
- ⛺ Camping: Settle down for the night under the expansive, starlit sky.
- 🏕️ Off-grid accommodations: Experience the thrill of living off-grid with innovative housing options like tiny homes, cabins, and glamping tents.
When and How to Apply?
The second round of applications for the ENTF will be open from 9am, Monday, 31 July 2023, and close at 5pm, Thursday, 14 September 2023. Applications can only be submitted via the ENTF online form.
It’s worth noting that applicants are encouraged to seek letters of in-principle support from the Department for Environment and Water prior to 31 July 2023. Before applying, make sure to familiarize yourself with the Program Guidelines, which outline round two eligibility and assessment criteria.
With the ENTF, South Australia is offering a unique opportunity for organizations and associations like yours to contribute to the thriving nature-based tourism industry. By leveraging these funds, you can help create unforgettable experiences for visitors while investing in a greener, more vibrant future for South Australia.
Ready to make your mark? Apply now at Experience Nature Tourism Fund.
Together, we can make South Australia an even more exciting and sustainable destination for travellers from all over the world.