Business, Rural & Regional, Tourism & Events

Refresh & Renew Fund

Funder:  NSW – Destination NSW

Grant Background: The NSW Government has announced that $1.6 million in funding is available in 2021-22, to support the accommodation sector in regional NSW to Refresh and Renew their rooms and facilities to better meet consumer expectations. Due to COVID-19, many people who would traditionally travel to overseas destinations for their holiday will now be travelling domestically to regional NSW destinations.

To assist regional NSW accommodation businesses to better meet consumer expectations, grants are now available to assist regional NSW accommodation operators to Refresh and Renew their accommodation offering. A key focus for the funding will be projects supported by evidence that the proposed work is needed to meet the expectations of consumers.

$ Available: Up to $30,000.00.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include:

  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Motels
  • Private Hotels
  • Guest Houses
  • Apartments
  • Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks (Note: Cabins only – not camping or caravan sites).
  • Retreats and Lodges
  • Backpackers and Hostels
  • Bed and Breakfasts

All applicants must be proposing work on a tourism accommodation property that:

  • Has between 11 and 99 rooms
  • Is based in and operates within regional NSW
  • Is registered for GST
  • Has a current GetConnected (ATDW – Australian Tourism Data Warehouse) listing.
  • Is bookable online
  • Is available to visitors for at least 50 weeks of the calendar year.

Key Dates: Closes on 9 December 2021.

For More Information or to Apply: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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