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NSW government invest millions to reboot North Coast tourism, arts and dining

New opportunities for visitor focused businesses in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys are opening up with $3.5 million in new grant money for growth-seeking regional hospitality companies, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“Three new initiatives make up the multimillion package so businesses have choices depending on how they want to grow,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Our new $3 million Tourism Product Development Fund is offering $10,000 Refresh and Renew grants to regional tourism operators to update their product.”

New Experience Enhancement grants provide between $50,000 and $150,000 in matched funding to help upgrade existing business and leisure event facilities, or to create new tourism attractions or experiences.

Applications for these two grant streams close on 31 March 2021. For more information please visit

The new $500,000 Regional Business Event Development Fund offers grants of up to $30,000 to create, attract and support business events for regional NSW, and to motivate business event owners to incorporate regional NSW in their plans.

Applications for these grants close on 20 April 2021. For more information please go to