Accessible Tourism Grants

Accessible Tourism Grants

Accessible Tourism Enablers Grant

Grants between $50,000 and $250,000 (GST Exclusive)

Applications open:  21 March 2023

Applications Close:  11:59pm 31 May 2023

Outcomes advised:  July/August 2023

Project completion date:  30 June 2024

Objectives

  • Increase in the number of tourism and events businesses that are delivering exceptional and accessible customer experiences
  • Have a positive impact for the community through improved accessibility to visitors
  • Tourism and events industry is provided opportunities and supported to make improvements to accessibility for visitors and workers with disability
  • Development and/or enhancement of products, services and materials that Queensland tourism and events businesses can use to improve disability inclusion including the visitor and worker experience
  • Increase the capability of Queensland Tourism and Events businesses to support accessible visitor experiences

Eligibility

  • Established not for profit disability peak organisation and/or service organisation with demonstrated experience and expertise in disability, accessibility and inclusion best practice for at least 2 years

AND

  • Compliant with relevant requirements of the Disability Services Act 2006 – including worker screening requirements
  • Be a Not-For-Profit organisation that is:
    • Public company limited by guarantee
    • Incorporated Association
    • Registered on the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission
  • Have current appropriate expertise or experience to develop and/or deliver services, products and materials suitable for tourism and events businesses

AND

  • have people with disability or lived experience in the organisation’s governance and/or management
  • have operations or deliver services in Queensland
  • hold public liability insurance to the value of not less than $10 million, or provide evidence of plans to obtain insurance to the value of not less than $10 million to cover the proposed project
  • have an ABN
  • be registered for GST
  • Noted business as per Appendix 1 attached

Eligible Activities

  • product development costs, including resources, software and equipment
  • wages and salaries for applicant’s new or additional employees, contractors or consultants who will directly develop product and/or service
  • in-house capability development costs for organisation to implement the new product or activity
  • template resources that will support tourism and events businesses improve their accessibility and inclusivity
  • products that can be used by tourism and events businesses to create more accessible websites, guides or images/videos
  • adaptive and assistive equipment and technology that can maximise the visitor experience
  • development of disability inclusion plan templates aligned with Queenslands Disability Plan  to improve accessibility to visitors and ensure an inclusive workplace.

Ineligible Activities

  • expenditure incurred prior to the approval of the grant
  • Costs that are not directly linked to the delivery of the project
  • Feasibility studies, business cases or similar activities
  • Business marketing and promotional activities for applicant’s own or tourism and events businesses
    • Search engine optimisation
    • Website set-up and development
    • Traditional and digital marketing and advertisements
    • Subscriptions or contract fees to third party marketing distributors
    • Wages and salaries for applicant’s existing employees or consultants who will not be directly delivering the product/service
    • General business administration or operating costs
    • Travel and accommodation
    • Venue/facilities hire
    • Delivery of services to Businesses that do not meet the eligibility of a business in the tourism and events industry
    • Capital Works purchases
    • Projects to meet legislative compliance

How To Apply

Applications can be made via the Smarty Grants Portal –  Accessible Tourism Enablers Program – Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport (smartygrants.com.au)

Should you have any queries relating to this, please do not hesitate to call me to assist, or alternately email tourism@dtis.qld.gov.au

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