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Agritourism grants for up to $25,000

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Agritourism is a tourism-related agricultural experience, service or product that connects visitors with people, places or products on a farm. Agritourism is an important growth industry for Queensland's economy, particularly in regional and rural areas over the next decade, and is worth an estimated 4.5 billion by 2030. Round 1 of this popular grant was oversubscribed by ten times, with $150,000 received by nine farmers. This competitive grant closes 13th November, for matched funding up to $25,000 to establish or expand into agritourism by employing professional or specialist services or constructing or modifying on-farm infrastructure. 

The grant will assist interested Queensland farmers in the:

  • Development of an agritourism concept; or
  • Implementation of a new agritourism activity; or
  • Expansion of an existing agritourism activity.

 

Agritourism may include accommodations and farmstays, direct sales of fresh and value-added products, recreational and educational experiences, demonstrations and displays, farm tours and hands-on experiences.

 

FUNDING

  • Funding amount of up to $25,000
  • Co-contribution of 50% of project cost.

TIMELINE

  • Applications opened 5 October 2022
  • Applications close 13 November 2022

 

ORGANISATION ELIGIBILITY

This grant opportunity is only available for:

  • Farms that are in Queensland.
  • Businesses that are classified as primary producer with the ATO.
  • Farms that meet the definition of a small business by the ATO or ABS.

 

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

Eligible grant activities include but are not limited to:

  • Securing professional consultancy or specialist services to plan/develop your tourism products/experience.
  • Infrastructure construction and/or installation (relevant approvals and permits must be in place).
  • Provision of trades/services to facilitate the agritourism activity, including fees for qualified and licenced trades.
  • Safety fencing and signage.
  • Relevant training.
  • Purchase of goods directly pertaining to the agritourism venture. 

Note that funding cannot be used to fund local/state government fees, or for owner or employee salaries/oncosts.

WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?

  • Check your eligibility.
  • Read the guidelines carefully
  • Gather your documents in line with guidelines requirements.
  • Contact Successful Grants to support you with your application.

 

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