Thanks, Grant Funds are now closed. If you have any questions relating to the Regional Event Grant Fund or the Small Tourism Business Grant Fund, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Training Program
The Digital Training Program is now closed. If you have any questions relating to the program, please email email@example.com.
Regional Funding Support Program
The SATC will allocate additional grant funding of $10,000 to regional tourism organisations (RTOs), to be provided immediately. The additional grant funding is designed to assist RTOs maintain their brand and viability as well as assist tourism businesses in their regions. The SATC has an existing program that provides RTOs with $20,000 annually towards marketing campaigns on a matching dollar for dollar basis. The $10,000 provided by the SATC is in addition to the existing funding, but funding does not need to be matched by the RTOs. The RTOs will determine the best use of the funds for their individual regions in consultation with operators. Funding is ex GST and valid until June 30, 2021.
Resilience and Rebound Project
We understand that the Australian bushfires, and now COVID-19, have had a significant impact on tourism operators in South Australia. Measures introduced to reduce the severity of the pandemic have stemmed the flow of tourists to South Australia from overseas, and now interstate and intrastate. This translates to an extended period of no customers for many tourism operators, in addition to uncertainty as to when these measures will be lifted.
We recognise that the success of South Australia’s tourism industry in the future depends on its tourism operators. The support which businesses receive during the COVID-19 crisis (or lack thereof) could affect the viability of their operations in the longer term.
The SATC has initiated a program to provide business support for South Australian tourism operators to help work through the COVID-19 crisis and have the necessary tools they’ll need to help with recovery post event crisis. The content is intended to assist the wide spectrum of business involved in the visitor economy including tourism operators, accommodation providers and the hospitality sector.
The program will contain various elements including fact sheets and video tutorials to be accessible via the SATC corporate website over the coming weeks. These tools will provide highly relevant tourism related information to assist the visitor economy with immediate challenges facing it as well as a focus on post crisis.
Content includes the following;
- Navigating your way through the government stimulus package
- Managing banks and liabilities
- Managing your landlord and/or tenant
- Managing your cashflow
- Managing your staff
- Customer engagement during COVID-19
- How to come back online.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement regarding significant funding for mental health programs and support for mental health providers, the SATC has compiled a list of resources and links available.
During these difficult times, taking care of mental health and wellbeing is especially important. If you are concerned about your own mental health, or that of a family member, friend, or colleague please refer to one of the following services, available 24/7, for support.
The State Government has also set up a new support line to provide a localised service for South Australians who need additional mental health support as a result of COVID-19. The service will offer video and phone support and is staffed by trained Lifeline counsellors. The support line will be staffed from 8am to 8pm and can be reached at 1800 632 753.
Maintaining Positive Mental Health
Together with mental health organisations, experts and leaders, the National Mental Health Commission has developed #InThisTogether – a national conversation sharing practical tips online to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19. Further information can be found here.
For further information on programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.