Aboriginal Tourism Grants
The Aboriginal Tourism Grant Program (ATGP) was primarily designed to support Aboriginal owned (greater than 50% Aboriginal owned) and operated tourism business enterprises, providing $200,000 of grant funding in the 2019-20 financial year.
Priority was given to projects that meet the activities or outcomes specified in the Northern Territory Aboriginal Tourism Strategy 2020-2030 and the Northern Territory’s Tourism Industry Strategy 2030.
Successful projects generally met (but were not limited to) the following criteria:
- Small infrastructure development upgrades which enhance the Aboriginal tourism offering
- Contributions towards planning documentation (i.e. business plan, feasibility plan, master plan) or
- Interpretation development projects and activities (i.e. signage, interpretation plan, guiding manuals).
ATGP Grant Recipients
The ATGP received 48 applications. Following a panel review process, 13 Aboriginal owned businesses from across the Northern Territory received grants.
A total of $202 977.09 was awarded to recipients throughout the Territory with projects located in the MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs, Watarrka, Uluru, Borroloola, Litchfield, Daly River, Tiwi Islands, Darwin and Kalkarindji regions.
Grant recipients include:
- Karrke Pty Ltd - Karrke Feasibility Plan and Business Case, $20 000
- Akeyulerre Incorporated - Akeyulerre Cultural Tourism Strategic Plan 2020-2030, $20 000
- The Walkatjara Trust - Walkatjara Art Uluru, Gallery Signage and Display Infrastructure Upgrades, $2 000
- Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Aboriginal Corporation - Waralungku Art Centre and Gallery (Borroloola) new signage, $5 627.27
- Keringke Arts Aboriginal Corporation - Keringke Arts (Santa Teresa) signage & art centre landscaping project, $18 181
- Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation - Standley Chasm Cultural Centre upgrades, $18 182
- Nunthewoody Enterprises Pty Ltd - Northern Territory Indigenous Tours Business Planning, $17 181.82
- Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation - Ikuntji Artists (Haasts Bluff) Art Centre upgrades and signage, $13 850
- Joseph Parry - Watjan Guided Tours, camp area infrastructure, $18 000
- Munupi Arts and Crafts Association Aboriginal Corporation - Munupi Art (Tiwi Islands) building mural and facade upgrade, $11 650
- Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation - Aboriginal Bush Traders, upgrades to signage, Bush Food planters and information cards, $10 305
- Sammy Wilson - Uluru Family Tours, new shelter and sustainable pathways for tour, $15 000
- Gurindji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC - Construct a new BBQ facility at Kalkarindji Caravan Park, $15 000
For more information regarding the NT Aboriginal Tourism Strategy 2020-2030 or the NT Aboriginal tourism sector, please contact the team at [email protected] and 08 8951 8518.