Green Tourism Incentive Programme

Green Tourism

Incentive Programme

The GTIP fifth window for applications
is now open from 1 September 2019 to 31 March 2020.


The Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) is an initiative of the National Department of Tourism with a key objective of encouraging privately-owned tourism enterprises to move towards cleaner and renewable energy sources and the efficient utilization of water.

Managed by the IDC, financial assistance under the GTIP is provided in the form of a grant of up to R1 million to qualifying small and micro tourism enterprises.


  • The programme covers 90% of the cost for a new resource efficiency audit as well as the full cost for reviewing an existing audit
  • The programme offers grant funding on a sliding scale from 30% to 90 % – capped at R1 million
  • The balance is to be covered by the applicant (either through own resources or from other funding institutions including the IDC and sefa,
    a wholly-owned subsidiary of the IDC)
  • Grant funding will be paid directly to service providers

Download full brochure


All applications for funding and enquiries should be sent to:

Tourism establishments and prospective applicants to the Green Tourism Incentive are advised to be wary of people purporting to be representatives or agents of the Programme.
Please note that the IDC and NDT have not appointed agents or consultants to assist enterprises with the preparation of applications. The use of, and payment of any fees to consultants is at the discretion of the applicants.


To apply for funding, applicants are required to follow instructions below:

  • Download, complete and submit the application form in soft copy (original excel format) to and
  • The application form, including annexure A (shareholding and employment details), must be completed in full accompanied by relevant supporting documents as provided in the application form

Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.

B-BBEE Sworn Affidavits – Tourism 
To download, click on the relevant links below:

Application Form (97 – 2003.xls)
Application Form (2016.xlsl)

Exempted Micro Enterprises
Qualifying Small Enterprise

Programme Manager contact details:
Mr Siyabonga Mahlangu
Tel: 011 269 3086