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Government and philanthropic grants

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  • Victorian Government grants and programs
  • Federal Government grants and programs
  • Philanthropic grants


Victoria Government grants and programs

Visit Victoria

Event funding is available through the Regional Events Funding Program.  

Creative Victoria

Creative Victoria has a range of programs designed to assist in the development and presentation of cultural projects, programs and services that will benefit the Victorian arts industry and the community. These include funding programs, forums, research and publications.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) works with people throughout Victoria to strengthen communities. The department administers a number of grant programs.  

Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program

The Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) Program provides funding for the development of tourism infrastructure or enabling work.  The TDDI Program provides funding on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis, to support projects that contribute to achieving the Tourism 2020 objectives.

Small Business Mentoring Program 

Our Small Business Mentoring Program is a free service that provides mentoring to help your tourism business succeed. Make a booking now

Federal Government grants and programs 

GrantsLINK

The Federal Government's GrantsLINK online directory provides information on funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities.

Enterprise Connect scheme National Tourism Industry Network

Enterprise Connect's National Tourism Industry Network is a specialist national group. It brings together expert business advisers to help Australian businesses in the tourism sector.

It's targeted at improving operations, productivity, competitiveness and sustainability by providing business advice, development services and industry linkages. Tourism accommodation providers, tourist attractions, tour operators, travel agencies and businesses offering local food and beverage tasting experiences are eligible to apply for Enterprise Connect services, which include matched grant funding.

To be eligible, tourism businesses must also be solvent, have an annual turnover between $1 million and $100 million, possess an Australian Company Number and have a trading history of at least three years. Groups of tourism businesses may apply for assistance as well. The group must have minimum revenue or expenditure of at least $2 million combined, with the revenue or expenditure of each business at least $500,000.

Philanthropic grants and assistance

Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy and is a not-for-profit membership organisation. Its membership represents Australia's leading grant-making private, family and corporate trusts and foundations.