Funding and grants available to industry operators and organisations

Various grants and funding opportunities are currently available to tourism operators and community groups. We've compiled a list of funding programs that may be accessible to you and your business or local organisation.
Export Market Development Grants

Round Two of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program is now open and will close 4pm 17 August. For more information and eligibility requirements, visit the EMDG website here.

Disaster recovery funding

To assist Queensland communities impacted by recent extreme weather events, the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is offering organisations and community groups a grant of up to $100,000 for items or facilities damaged by disaster, as well as funding for insurance excess fees. The funding round is now open and closes midnight 15 July. More information about the disaster recovery fund can be found on the GCBF website here.

2023 Queensland Day Sponsorship Program

To support Queensland Day celebrations on 6 June, applications are now open for the 2023 Queensland Day Sponsorship Program.

Funding of up to $15,000 is available to not-for-profits, local governments, Regional Tourism Organisations, and community and festival organisations hosting initiatives or events that mark Queensland’s iconic day between 3-11 June 2023. For more information, visit the Queensland Day website here. Applications close 31 August 2022.

Tourism Experience Development Fund

To drive demand for our state’s destinations and develop new tourism products, the Queensland Government has launched a $15 million Tourism Experience Development Fund.

Grants between $50,000 and $200,000 are available to businesses and operators delivering new and compelling tourism products. Applications open 15 July and close 26 August. Learn more about the Fund on the Queensland Government website here.

Activate Ecotourism Infrastructure initiative

To help grow our state’s nature-based tourism experiences, the Queensland Government have allocated $5 million to the Activate Ecotourism Infrastructure pilot initiative and are offering financial support to tourism operators interested in delivering ecotourism and nature-based tourism infrastructure. Learn more about the pilot initiative here.