Grant Funding and Tourism Workshops

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The Queensland State Government Small Business Digital Grants program is now open for applications. Designed to benefit small businesses to access digital technologies and services.  This grant is post paid so your business must be able to cover all costs and apply for your 50% reimbursement at the completion of the project.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 8th October.


Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). This fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing approximately $54 million per year.

The fund allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) Community Benefit Funds Unit (CBFU) administers the GCBF.

The next round opens in mid October and closes November 30.


Are you a tourism business?

Make sure you have checked out the resources and funding opportunities provided by Business Queensland:


Queensland Tourism Industry Business Programs

Digital Ready

Digital Ready aims to develop understanding and skills in digital marketing, media and digital channels. By the end of this program, business owners will have increased their business opportunities by understanding and implementing effective online engagement with visitors.

Tourism businesses participating in the Digital Ready Program will be able to access a range of services and advice including:
  • The online Digital Scorecard to help identify ways to improve digital capability
  • An online digital health check with recommendations for making improvements
  • Participate in regional workshops
  • Access to mentoring with digital experts

Trade Ready

The Trade Ready program will vary between regions. The aims of the program are to assist businesses in understanding key principles of tourism marketing and distribution (either domestically or internationally). It will assist in building understanding around product offering and packaging opportunities and how to engage with distribution channels.
Depending on the regional needs, the program will deliver some of the following key topics:
  • Understand key principles of domestic and international distribution channels
  • Preparation of rate and factsheets
  • Engaging with Trade partners
  • Presenting to Trade, and sales skills covering a range of stakeholders
  • Packaging and bundling product
  • Pricing, commissions and rates
  • Assistance with trade contract execution

You must register your interest via the QTIC website for any of their programs.




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