New SA heritage tourism grants

13 Mar 2024

The State Government has launched a new grant program aimed at enhancing heritage visitor experiences across South Australia. 

Grants of between $5,000 and $15,000 are available under a new $150,000 Activating Heritage Tourism Small Grants program, in a partnership between the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and the Tourism Industry Council SA (TiCSA).

Applications opened today for businesses offering heritage tourism experiences and products, with eligible project examples cited as new tours or experiences, improvements to signage and displays and/or new physical and digital marketing materials.

DEW’s Tourism and Visitor Experience Manager Meg Barker said in the 12 months to September 2023, tourism contributed $10.3 billion to the South Australian economy, with $1.3 billion of that attributed to heritage tourism.

“Sharing stories about South Australia’s rich heritage enhances people’s enjoyment of visiting our wonderful state, and heritage tourism makes a significant contribution to our economy,” Ms Barker said.

“If you’re looking to boost an existing heritage tourism venture, we highly encourage you to apply for these grants.”

For further information visit: Activating Heritage Tourism