Tourism Relief Fund


Name of the fund

Tourism Relief Fund

Fund administered by

Department of Tourism

Type of relief/support

Not stipulated

Total size of the fund


Who does the fund target?

Tourism businesses with a turnover of R2.5m or less 

Sector target

Tourism - Accommodation establishments, Hospitality and related services, Travel and related services

Minimum amount you can apply for

Not stipulated

Maximum amount you can apply for

R50 000

NB: This fund is now closed for applications.


  • Business must be registered with CIPC.

  • Turnover must be less than R2.5m.

  • Must be SARS compliant (i.e. up to date with submissions and payments).

Categories eligible to apply for the Tourism Relief Fund include the following:

  • Accommodation establishments: Hotels; resort properties; bed and breakfast (B&B’s); guest houses; lodges and backpackers.
  • Hospitality and related services: Restaurants (not attached to hotels); conference venues (not attached to hotels), professional catering; and attractions
  • Travel and related services: Tour operators; travel agents; tourist guiding; car rental companies; and coach operators.



  • FICA documents (e.g. municipal accounts, letter from traditional authority).
  • CIPC registration documents.
  • Certified ID copies of directors.
  • 3 months’ bank statements.
  • Latest annual financial statements or latest management accounts not older than three months from date of application - where applicable.
  • Business profile.
  • 6 months’ cash flow projections - where applicable.
  • Copy of lease agreement or proof ownership if applying for rental relief.
  • If applying for payroll relief, details of employees - as registered with UIF and including banking details - will be required as payroll payments will be made directly to employees.
  • SMME employers who are not compliant with UIF must register before applying for relief.
  • Facility statements of other funders.
  • Detailed breakdown on application of funds including salaries, rent etc.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  | | 0860 TOURISM (868 747) weekdays from 8am – 10pm 

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