The Department of Tourism encourages eligible businesses to apply for the COVID-19 Tourism Relief Fund during the application period from 07 April to 30 May 2020.
Established as an intervention to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector, the R200 million Tourism Relief Fund provides once-off capped grant assistance to Small Micro and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMMEs) to ensure sustainability during and post the implementation of government measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa.
Categories eligible to apply for the Tourism Relief Fund include the following:
- Accommodation establishments: Hotels, Resort properties, Bed and Breakfast(B&B’s), Guest Houses, Lodges and Backpackers
- Hospitality and related services: Restaurants (not attached to hotels), Conference venues (not attached to hotels), Professional Catering and Attractions
- Travel and related services: Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Tourist guiding, car rental companies and coach operators
Read the official statement here.
SMMEs can submit funding applications by completing a form accessible here.