In a year of unprecedented and unexpected impact on local economies and communities, this grant initiative was targeted to the tourism, hospitality and accommodation providers and established under the broad DCG Care Package supporting the community during the pandemic.
The District Council of Grant recognises how important it is that local businesses in the tourism sector are able to diversify and enhance their visitor offerings as well as capture new audiences through online engagement. Council looks forward to welcoming back domestic and international travellers as soon as possible to enjoy the unique offerings of the Limestone Coast.
The funding for the grant was based on ‘dollar for dollar’ contribution with grant monies making up to 50% of the project costs. This has resulted in a $94,000 stimulus being put back into the local economy.
The list of 2020 successful grant recipients includes:
Pine Country Caravan Park
Purchase & Installation of Jumping Pillow
The Victoria Hotel – Port MacDonnell
Creation of a Pet Friendly Alfresco Dining Area
Caroline Hills Winery
Upgrades to Website
Little Rippa Brewing Co
Development of Website
Upgrades to Queen Suites
Gillian’s on Meylin Accommodation
Enhancing Courtyard & Entertainment Area
Wine Tasting Room
Purchase & Installation of Heating to Cottage
The Bellum Hotel
Re-Carpeting Dining Area
The Rocks Tavern
Upgrades to IT including new POS System
New Umbrellas for Alfresco Dining Area