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Impacted by Covid-19 travel restrictions?

The State Government has opened up a Regional Visitor Attraction Hardship Grant Program to provide direct financial support to tourism and hospitality business which are identified as critical to the regional visitor attraction, and who remain in financial stress as a result of the COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The program is designed to assist the state’s strategically important tourism and hospitality enterprises survive the economic and community effects of COVID-19 and enable them to lead recovery and generate regional demand when market conditions are conducive.


Grants are available to assist these businesses to meet ongoing operating costs such as salaries, rent, utilities, marketing and other overheads.


The grant program will be structured in three tiers with grants available based on the highest business turnover achieved in either the 2018-19 or 2019-20 financial years, or in the 2019 calendar year if the business started in January 2019.

For this purpose, turnover is defined as normal operating revenue (excluding GST) such as proceeds from the sale of goods and services to customers, as well as proceeds from irregular sources such as other grant programs and JobKeeper

payments.


Eligible applications will be competitively assessed by an independent assessment panel against the assessment criteria (available in the Program Guidelines

(https://www.business.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/284779/Regional_Visitor_Attraction_Hardship_Grant_Program)

with consideration given to the scale of operation and significance to the regional visitor economy.


The program will open for applications at 12:00 noon Wednesday, 7 April 2021, and close at 12:00 noon on Friday, 7 May 2021.


For further information or to speak to one of our financial counsellors please call RBT on 1300 883 276

For more information please contact:

Elizabeth Skirving

Rural Business Tasmania

M: 0438 342 765