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Industry Support, Training and Grant Opportunities

See what support and grant opportunities are currently available.

Government support and grants

Small Business Advice and Financial Guidance Program Round 3

This program aims to provide eligible small businesses with access to specialist financial services and/or business support to assist in business recovery, transition, growth, or application of other management strategies.

Cultural Tourism Accelerator

A competitive grant for an initiative that develops a partnership with hospitality, accommodation, retail or events businesses to increase visitation and develop cross markets, through Art and Cultural events.

No Interest Micro-Business loan scheme

The scheme provides small, interest-free loans of up to $3 000 to people on low incomes who want to start their own business or grow an existing one.

NewAccess - Mental Health Coaching

New Access for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health coaching program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners, including sole traders the support they need.

Sustainability Funding - Tourism Australia

With the help of the States & Territories, and Tourism partners. Tourism Australia have put together the attached document cover some of the funding opportunities for a sustainable business future. A wide variety of Federal and State Government support, assistance and grants programs are available to allow businesses to plan for a more sustainable future. Although this list is not exhaustive, we hope that it may be of assistance.

Events Tasmania – One off Assistance Grant

One-off Assistance grants of up to $20 000 are available to promote the number of winter events in regional Tasmania, increasing visitors and local community engagement through the non-peak tourist season, and assisting to grow event expertise skills and capacity in regional Tasmania.

Championship Grants - Events Tasmania

Championship grants of up to $10 000 are available for eligible competitions that bring more than 100 competitors and supporters to Tasmania, who stay in paid commercial accommodation for three nights or more, and are able to promote pre- and post-championship travel within the state as part of their event marketing.

Agrigrowth Loan Scheme - Tasmanian Government

This scheme provides low interest loans to Tasmanian farm businesses, agri-food businesses and young farmers wanting to progress into their own farm business. It will support projects that advance the government's Agrivision 2050 plan which aims to increase the value of the agriculture and agri-food sectors in Tasmania.

Regional Arts Fund Tasmania

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The program is managed by Regional Arts Australia and, in Tasmania, by RANT Arts.

Touring Grants - Events Tasmania

Touring grants of up to $20 000 are available to eligible organisers of auto, motorbike, cycle or walking tours in Tasmania during the winter and shoulder season. Funding is based on the number of interstate or international participants staying in paid commercial accommodation for five nights or more, with 40 percent or more of the tour being held in regional areas.

Industry Partnerships Program TAS - Funding for employee training equipment & resources

The Industry Partnerships Program provides grant funding for nationally recognised training-related equipment and resources to improve employee training in Tasmania. There is up to $50,000 for small grants and $250,000 for large grants.

TICT Emissions Reduction Initiative

Through the support of the Tasmanian Government, the TICT is supporting tourism businesses in reducing their emissions by matching eligible tourism operators with one of two programs over 2023 and 2024.

VXT Industry Led Courses

Visitor Experience Training (VXT) is a purpose-built organisation with one purpose – to train a hospitality and tourism workforce to deliver the Tasmanian experience. Head office is in Launceston, VXT offers an array of industry-led, outcome-focused training courses around Tasmania. Follow the link below to find current courses in the North.

Business Events Attraction Fund

The Tasmanian Business Events Attraction Fund (BEAF) allows Business Events Tasmania to offer financial support at the critical bidding stage, to help secure national and international conferences to the state.