The ‘Grants for Tourism Resilience’ program will assist SMEs in the tourism sector to adapt and navigate to a new, innovative and sustainable growth path.The program will have a total of EUR 50,000 available for granting. Each individual SME may apply for a grant between LKR 1,000,000 (approximately) and LKR 2,100,000 (approximately).This grant program is an extension of the work implemented by Noah Foundation Germany, under the initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as a response to the COVID-19 crisis in Sri Lanka.
A 6-months intense, tailor-made and goal-oriented business programme for Start-ups and SMEs in the tourism sector.
The post pandemic revival in tourism will see a shift to more sustainably minded travel, focusing not only on safety but an experience without negative impacts for people and the planet.
It is necessary to develop small-scale business and financial plans, professional portfolios and increase access to future funding opportunities, in order to prepare Start-ups and SMEs in tourism for this shift, attract investment and upgrade their services.