Grand Funding Available for Tourism Cluster Proposals

AWARDS: USD100,000 to USD400,000 in
technical assistance grants.

Call for tourism or agri-tourism clusters to increase spending on community-based experiences and sustainable food chains, with $400,000 in awards for grant funding.

 

WEBINAR & CBT TOOLKIT

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What?

Technical assistance and support provided to clusters of firms such as:

  • Product/tours development: community-based experiences, food & beverage tours, festivals, culinary experiences, health & wellness, ecolodge, volunteer tourism, cultural immersion, etc.
  • Local sourcing: Hotels & restaurants coordinate with local farmers/suppliers/artists to increase consistency/quality of supplies needed (eg: ordering process, logistics, payment, credit)
  • Organic production/certification for premium tourism products: traceability, farm-to-table, etc.
  • Digital integration/transformation: online booking/payment, mobile wallet technologies, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, crowdfunding, data analysis, etc.
  • Licensing and certification: Business registration, food handling certificate, insurance, etc.
  • Market research and marketing: online advertising, social media, farm tours, market fair, etc.

Who?

A minimum of three entities of which two (2) must be private firms.

Where?

Antigua & Barbuda; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent & the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad & Tobago.

Why?

To foster inclusive and sustainable economic development in the Caribbean.

When?

Project Concept Note (PCN) must be submitted before January 26th, 2020. Short-listed applicants will receive the support of a professional consultant to write a funding proposal called “Cluster Development Plan” (CDP) in consultation with the stakeholders during a 3-month period (March-April-May). A representative from each CDP will be invited to pitch the project to an independent Investment Panel in June of 2020 (date to be confirmed) for the final selection.

How much?

Compete Caribbean will grant selected cluster projects 80% of the total budget to a maximum of USD$400,000. The cluster must contribute a counterpart of 20% (minimum) of the total project cost, half of which can be provided in-kind.

How?

The lead entity representing the cluster must submit (Click the links below)

Supporting Documentation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click here to view many of the frequently asked questions regarding the call for tourism cluster proposals.

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