HESSEQUA – Hessequa Municipality hereby invites the submission of applications for financial and/or non-financial assistance for hosting a tourism related event/festival during the 2021/2022 financial year (01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022).

This call for proposals is aimed at providing limited funding to events/festivals which require additional capital to establish and or to grow such an event/festival. The funding will be allocated in the form of a grant.

Hessequa Municipality will provide financial- and non-financial support, based on the following criteria:

– Seasonality of event/festival
– Localised job creation
– Marketing plan of the event/festival
– Utilisation of the media
– Tourism theme of event
– Applicant as a registered entity
– Completed Risk Assessment Form

NOTE: Incomplete submissions will be disqualified

Application forms are available on the Hessequa Tourism website: www.explorersgardenroute.co.za or the Hessequa Municipal website: www.hessequa.gov.za As an alternative, contact the Senior Tourism and Development Officer, Mr R Malan at riaan@hessequa.gov.za / 028-713 7953

Applications must be placed in a sealed envelope with the heading “Tourism Event/Festival Application 2021/2022” and submitted at any Hessequa Municipal offices across the region. Alternatively, application can be emailed to riaan@hessequa.gov.za

The closing date for submissions is 21 May at 14h00. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

The event application form and the risk assessment form can be downloaded below: