2024 Grant Programme

The 2024 Grant Programme will be open for applications in July 2024. 

2023 successful grant applications - Grants go to ‘young tourism’ and regeneration

Several grants have been made by the Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust towards the betterment of tourism education and promotion. 

The Trust, which is managed by TIA, has given $20,000 to YoungTEC, part of the Tourism Export Council, to fund youth leadership programmes. 

Other recipients were:

TECNZ Chief Executive Lynda Keene welcomed the grant for YoungTEC, saying it was “a real show of faith in the work that YoungTEC is achieving”. The funds will support a South Island version of YoungTEC’s Icehouse leadership day and its Tourism Summit in Auckland on 6 December. 

TIA Chief Executive Rebecca Ingram said it was exciting to see the funds being used to encourage young tourism entrepreneurs to share ideas, discuss issues and be inspired.

See past successful grant applications here.

Frequently Asked Questions

QWhat is the criteria?
TINZT has funding for tourism-related projects and initiatives large and small that meet one of more of our aims:

  • Increase the knowledge of people working in New Zealand’s tourism industry
  • Educate New Zealanders about our tourism industry
  • Encourage and promote a tourism industry based on the sustainable use and preservation of New Zealand’s natural assets

QWho can apply?
AAnyone can apply with an initiative that meets one or more of our aims. That includes associations, companies, educational institutions and other organisations and individuals.

QHow do I apply?
AComplete the application form and email to info@tinzt.org.nz. A Word version can be found here.  

QHow much can I apply for?
AThere is no set limit. TINZT Trustees want the grants to go towards significant projects and initiatives that will benefit our tourism industry. Your application will be considered as long as it meets one or more of our aims. 

QWhat conditions are imposed on successful grant applicants?
ATINZT may apply appropriate conditions to approved grants to ensure the funding is used as intended. In some cases, TINZT will impose monitoring and reporting back conditions.

QDo I need to match the TINZT grant funding?
AThere is no requirement for matched funding, though this can be requested.                          

QWhat are the conditions around research projects?
AAs well as meeting one or more of the TINZT aims, the research must be original and must be made publicly available on completion. If payments are made to a third party for a particular or designated charitable purpose, the Trustees shall not be responsible for the application of any payment once made.

QDoes sponsorship qualify? 
ANo, sponsorship does not qualify (of an event or anything else). However, you can apply for a grant for a specific purpose, for example to help bring an expert speaker to an event.

QWho assesses grant applications?
ATINZT grant applications are assessed by the Trustees.                                                        

QWhen can I make a grant application and when are they assessed?
AGrant applications can be submitted in June/July/August each year. The Trustees meet in September each year to consider applications.

QDoes TINZT consider retrospective applications?
ATINZT doesn’t approve grant applications if the project or initiative has been completed by the time the Trustees meet to determine the application.

QWho has received TINZT Grants?
ARecent recipients of TINZT grants include:
  • The New Zealand Recreation Association received a grant to support the development of Good Practice Guidelines which will help strengthen safety in the commercial recreation and adventure tourism sector
  • Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development and the People & Skills Forum received funding for market research into Youth Perceptions of Tourism Industry Careers
  • TIA received funding to launch the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment
QWhere do I go for more information?
AEmail info@tinzt.org.nz                                                                                                          

Contact us

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