The Green Tourism Incentive Programme: Calling Entrepreneurs in the Water & Energy Recourses Sector

About the Opportunity

The Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) is a resource efficiency incentive programme of the Department of Tourism whose objective is to encourage and support private sector tourism enterprises to adopt responsible tourism practices by moving towards the sustainable management of water and energy resources whilst adhering to responsible tourism practices.

Through grant funding, the GTIP assists private sector tourism enterprises in reducing the cost of investing in more energy and water efficient operations, while increasing their competitiveness, profitability, employment and operational sustainability in the long term.

The programme is managed by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) on behalf of the Department and all applications and approvals are managed by the IDC.

Benefits to this program

  • the full cost for a new resource efficiency audit or the full cost for reviewing an existing resource efficiency audit;

  • grant funding to qualifying small and micro enterprises on a sliding scale from 50% to 90% of the total cost of implementing resource efficiency interventions, which is capped at R 1 million; and

  • qualifying enterprises may now implement projects in phases in order to better manage their cash flow over a two-year project implementation period.

The Program Focuses on:

Sustainable Energy and Water Efficiency Solutions, including;

  • Boreholes and desalination plants are excluded.

  • Renewable energy generating systems (solar and wind where appropriate);

  • Energy and water efficient equipment (including solar-based water heaters, heat pumps and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems;

  • Lighting (solar & LED);

  • Online metering, sub-metering devices and the related subscription fees;

  • Energy and water efficient appliances (washing machines and dishwashers, where warranted);

  • Water efficiency systems (dual flush toilets systems; urinals; shower heads; aerated taps);

  • Water sourcing systems (rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling);

  • Development and implementation of resource management policies (including linen and towel reuse, and guest and staff awareness program); and

  • Other efficient solutions (gas stoves, solar cookers, pool pumps, efficiency devices, etc.)

Submission Deadline:

31 March 2022

Eligibility Criteria

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Contact Details:

Ms Nikki Malindi


Tel: 011 269 3073


Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Head Office:

19 Fredman Drive, Sandown

P O Box 784055, Sandton 2146, South Africa

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