Access Project Grant
The $5 million Accessible Tourism Elevate Fund will support the Queensland tourism industry to elevate the accessible tourism experience.
The Fund is an initiative under the 2023 Year of Accessible Tourism.
The Accessible Tourism Elevate Fund provides two grants – the Access Project Grant and the Access Starter Grant - to enable eligible applicants to apply for what they need, depending on where they are in their accessibility journey.
The Access Project Grant will support eligible Queensland tourism operators, not-for-profit organisations and local governments who have already identified accessibility improvements within their organisation and are ready to implement change.
Grant funding of between $50 000 and $250 000 (excluding GST) will support the implementation of best practice accessibility projects that are co-designed with people with disability and deliver tangible, high-impact accessibility improvements.
No matched funding required, however priority may be given to applications demonstrating co-investment by the applicant.
The types of projects that may be considered include (but are not limited to):
Access improvements (where those upgrades are not an existing mandatory legislative or planning requirement for the existing infrastructure)
|Adaptive equipment and technology|
|Communication, signage and digital accessibility|
|Sensory-friendly spaces and resources|
The Accessible Tourism Toolkit provides a range of resources and links that may assist in the development of an application.
Eligible applicants may apply for both the Access Project Grant and the Access Starter Grant however it must be for different projects.
Read the Access Project Grant guidelines to learn more about the grant.
Applying for funding
Applications are managed through the SmartyGrants portal.
|Applications open||26 October 2023|
|Applications close||11:59pm, 21 December 2023|
|Outcome of applications advised||February/ March 2024|
|Project completion date||By 30 June 2025|
Please note these dates are indicative only and may be subject to change.
Please visit this webpage again for further updates.
Last updated: 26 Oct 2023