10 top government grants for start-ups – Page 3 of 10 – StartupSmart

3. TQUAL Grants


Website: http://www.ret.gov.au/tourism/business/tq/tgrants



Need a leg-up for a new business idea that will attract tourists and provide employment opportunities for locals? If so, it’s worth knowing there’s an available grant.


TQUAL Grants are designed for both large and small businesses in the tourism industry intent on creating projects to develop tourism, economic development and employment.


The programs and projects have to be aimed at “innovative” ideas to improve economic development and employment.


There are two different streams in the grants project and they provide two different levels of funding:

  • Strategic Tourism Investment Grants. These provide up to $1 million for larger scale projects.
  • Tourism Quality Projects. These grants provide up to $100,000 for smaller-scale projects for collaborative development projects, focused on private sector investment.

The next application round opens in February.

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