The Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) is an initiative of the Department of Tourism with a key objective of encouraging and assisting privately-owned tourism enterprises to adopt responsible tourism practices through installing solutions to reduce their energy and water consumption and costs.
The GTIP was initially launched in 2017 and reviewed in 2021 resulting in additional benefits to the tourism sector for the installation of solutions for the sustainable management and usage of electricity and water.
Managed by the IDC, financial assistance under the GTIP is provided in the form of a grant of up to R1million to qualifying small and micro tourism enterprises for the installation of energy and water efficiency solutions.
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The application process has two phases:
Phase 1: Energy and water efficiency audit and identification of appropriate solution(s).
Phase 2: Application for funding to implement recommended solution(s).
To apply for the Energy and Water Efficiency Audit, applicants are required to follow instructions below:
Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered for the energy and water efficiency audit.
Eligible applicants (having completed Phase 1) are required to demonstrate economic viability to be considered for funding.
To apply for funding to implement the solution, applicants are required to follow instructions below:
Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.
To download, click on the relevant links below:
B-BBEE Sworn Affidavits – Tourism
Programme Contact Details:
Ms. Nikki Malindi
Tel: 011 269 3073