Indigenous Tourism Fund

Funding body:

National Indigenous Australian Agency

Funding program:

Tourism Grants for Indigenous Businesses - round 2

Closing date:



  • Industry / private enterprise
  • Community groups

The Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business funding round aims to increase the number of Indigenous-owned tourism products available in the market. This grant round will support Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and Indigenous-owned community organisations to plan for or grow their tourism businesses within the tourism sector.

The grant is to be used for items that support development of Indigenous business and Indigenous community organisations in the tourism sector. Funded activities will contribute to building supply, boosting product development and ensuring a sustained demand by supporting the marketing and distribution of Indigenous-owned tourism products.

Eligible grant activities may include:

  • The acquisition of small plant and equipment items; such as tourism-related asset or equipment items that are transportable or relocatable.
  • Minor capital works; such as small-scale constructions, alterations, upgrades, extensions or restorations to an existing asset or space that improves accessibility or the capacity to deliver tourism related activities.
  • Tourism product development; for example the development of a cultural tour, experience, event of other cultural product or service.
  • IT equipment, software and software development.
  • Production of marketing and promotion activities materials linked to a tourism experience.
  • Grants are capped up to $50,000 for Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and up to $100,000 for Indigenous community organisations.


Grant recipients must be a 50 per cent or more Indigenous-owned business or community organisation, which is currently operating in the tourism sector or supply chain.

Up to $50,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and up to $100,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned community organisations.

The eligibility criteria is outlined in sections 4 and 5 of the Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business; Grant Opportunity Guidelines. Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria. The National Indigenous Australians Agency cannot consider applications that do not satisfy all the eligibility criteria.