Aboriginal Tourism Grant opens with $1 million in funding

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government is boosting the Northern Territory’s rich and unique Aboriginal tourism experiences with Round 7 of the Aboriginal Tourism Grant Program opening today with a $1 million funding pool.

Aboriginal businesses and organisations can apply for grants between $30,000 and $100,000 to upgrade or build new infrastructure or develop new tourism product including on country accommodation, cultural tours and bush tucker experiences.

Aboriginal tourism is a significant drawcard for visitors to the Northern Territory with 80 per cent of visitors to the Territory seeking an Aboriginal tourism experience as part of their itinerary.

To date, the grant program has supported 52 Aboriginal tourism businesses with grants worth over $2.3 million.

The last round supported Rulku Enterprises in Milingimbi with an infrastructure upgrade that delivered new ensuites to five rooms at Rulku Lodge to enhance the visitor experience and encourage visitors to stay longer.

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