Available Now – Enabling Tourism Fund 

The Enabling Tourism Fund 2024 was launched by the Premier and Minister Dimopoulos at the Bendigo Planetarium today.  The Enabling Tourism Fund is offering grants between $20,00 and $500,000 to support regional Victorian tourism projects to reach investment-ready status by funding planning activities, such as feasibility studies and design for future investment. 

 Applications close on 28 March at 5pm and more information is available at Enabling Tourism Fund

 The fund will focus on the 5 product priorities identified in Experience Victoria 2033:

  • First Peoples-led experiences
  • wellness
  • arts and culture
  • food and drink
  • nature.

It will be delivered via 2 grant streams:

  • Stream 1 – Testing the concept: between $20,000 and $500,000 (excl. GST) for a project to test the concept of a new infrastructure project, such as a feasibility study, master plan or business case.
  • Stream 2 – Preparing for investment: between $20,000 and $500,000 (excl. GST) to prepare a combination of materials to ensure that a project is ready for infrastructure investment. These could include a detailed design package, funding strategy, or stakeholder and community engagement plans.

Available Now – Putting Victoria’s Local Produce on Show

Regional towns across Victoria are being called on to get creative and show off their locally produced food and drinks as part of the Allan Labor Government’s $1 million Regional Activation Grants Program.

Grants of up to $70,000 are available to hold local events that showcase local food and beverages in the regions where they are produced.

This new initiative aims to shine a light on the high quality food and beverages produced in Victoria’s regions and connect local producers with local consumers.

Applications close 16 February 2024 and more information can be found at – Putting Victoria’s Local Producers On Show | Premier of Victoria.