Tourism Business Innovation - Pilot Program Grant

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The Tourism Business Innovation: Pilot program is a grant is funded by the Mallee Silo Art Trail Program – West Wimmera Project.

The project aims to deliver two Tourism business pilot programs which aim to highlight needs and encourage funding or private investment to further improve the visitor experience in West Wimmera and the region. 

Council, with the support of the Victorian State Government is looking to support ideas that boost tourism within our region. The grant funding could be used to trial a business initiative, start up or expand a business idea.

To submit an expression of interest to be considered for a Tourism Business Innovation: Pilot Program grant of up to $30,000 please complete the form below.

Expressions of Interest close 16 January 2022.  

About the Mallee Silo Art Trail Program – West Wimmera Project

The Tourism Business Innovation: Pilot program is a grant is funded by the Mallee Silo Art Trail Program – West Wimmera Project.

The project aims to deliver two business pilot programs which aim to highlight needs and encourage funding or private investment to further improve the visitor experience in West Wimmera and the region. 

Council, with the support of the Victorian State Government is looking to support ideas that boost tourism within our region. The grant funding could be used to trial a business initiative, start up or expand a business idea.

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Eligibility

There are no restrictions to who can apply for this funding, however the tourism activity or venture must be located within the West Wimmera Shire. 

The shortlisting process will see eligible submissions meet with Council and have the opportunity to provide a presentation and project plan. 

The final outcomes of this grant funding will be overseen by a panel of both internal and external stakeholders. 

Submitting an Expression of Interest

You can submit an expression of interest here:

Submit your Tourism Business Innovation Pilot Program EOI here

Submissions close 16 January 2022

The Expressions of Interest questions are:

  • Contact details
  • Describe your business idea in 100 words or less
  • Describe how your idea will attract and encourage tourism in our region
  • Will you pursue your business idea if not successful for grant funding?
  • Please provide a summary of your previous business/tourism experience
  • Overall budget for your business idea
  • Proposed timeline for development and implementation of your business idea/tourism idea
  • Will there be other stakeholders? Please provide details:

You will have the opportunity to attach documents on the expression of interest form, however this is not mandatory. 

Getting Support

If you have any further questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact Sarah Ellis at WWSC on 13 99 72.

Email: council@westwimmera.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

 

Council is not obliged to accept submissions that are not suitable for this project. There is no guarantee that submitted EOI's will be successful for funding.