Funding from Green Tourism Incentive Programme

Dear Business Owner,

In celebration of Tourism Month, the Department of Tourism announces the opening of the final application window in the current budget cycle for the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP). The application window is now open for a period of seven months until 31 March 2020.

All eligible tourism enterprises are urged to submit fully completed application forms within the timeframe and in accordance with the requirements of the  TIP programme. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The GTIP is a resource efficiency support mechanism with the objective to encourage private sector tourism enterprises to move towards the sustainable management of water and energy resources whilst adhering to responsible tourism practices. Through grant funding, the Department assists private sector tourism enterprises with reducing the cost of investing in more energy and water efficient operations, while increasing their competitiveness and profitability in the long term.

This programme is managed by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) on behalf of the Department and all applications and approvals are managed by the IDC. 

The fifth and final window for GTIP applications in the current budget cycle is open from 2 September 2019 to 31 March 2020.

The GTIP broadly offers the following to qualifying tourism enterprises:

•      90% of the cost for a new resource-efficiency audit or the full cost for reviewing an existing resource efficiency audit by the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa; and

•      grant funding to qualifying small and micro enterprises on a sliding scale from 30% to 90% of the total cost of implementing qualifying water and energy resource efficiency interventions, which is capped at R 1 million.

GTIP applicants should submit their application forms and supporting documents directly to the IDC, who will assess the applications. Information, application forms and guidelines are available on the IDC website at and enquiries can be directed to

For further clarity please contact: Mr Tumisho Mashiane: , and Ms Kgaugelo Mahole:

Warm tourism regards

Mr. Mpumelelo Motsa

Assistant Director: Capital Investment Incentives

Directorate: Capital Incentives

Department of Tourism

Cell: +27 76 852 2028

Tel: +27 12 444 6302

Contact Centre: 086 012 1929

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