Opening our Great Outdoors Fund

The Opening our Great Outdoors pool is funded by the Regional Growth Fund to support economic generating regional tourism initiatives.

What the grant will fund

There are 2 streams of the Fund for projects located within South Australia for outcome and benefits in regional South Australia.

Stream 1

Regional tourism projects to enhance investments in nature-based, farm-based, rangelands and fishing-based tourism opportunities, and invest in public infrastructure, that supports and encourages South Australians to travel to regional areas, connect with agriculture and enjoy our regions, parks, rangelands, reservoirs, waterways and marine environment.

Stream 2

Regional accommodation projects to support and stimulate private sector investment in new or improved regional accommodation for quality tourism products and experiences.

Available funding for applicants

Stream 1: Regional tourism projects

You can apply for a grant from $20,000 up to $1 million excluding GST for stream 1 projects, up to a maximum of 50 percent co-contribution from the State Government of the total project cost (for non-State Government applications).

Stream 2: Regional accommodation projects

You can apply for a grant from $20,000 up to $500,000 excluding GST for stream 2 projects, up to a maximum of 30 percent co-contribution from the State Government of the total project cost.

Eligibility

Stream 1: Regional tourism projects
  • Individual commercial enterprises
  • Business clusters
  • Minister for Environment and Water, regarding eligible applications to the Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund
  • SA Water
  • Forestry SA
  • Local government bodies. Applications from local government bodies should be for regional tourism supporting investments aligned within the guidelines (PDF 283.9 KB) for non-commercial public infrastructure.
Stream 2: Regional accommodation projects
  • Individual commercial enterprises
  • Sole traders
  • Partnerships
  • Business clusters

 

Applications close June 20 2023

For Further Information visit https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/opening_our_great_outdoors_fund