Tourism Infrastructure Fund

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) provides up to $25 million annually to develop tourism-related infrastructure that supports regions facing pressure from tourism growth.

About the fund

Tourism is hugely important to the New Zealand economy, and quality infrastructure and facilities help to ensure New Zealanders can continue to enjoy their own spaces — whether they are at home or visiting other parts of the country.

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund supports local communities facing pressure from tourism growth and in need of assistance — areas with high visitor numbers but small ratepayer bases, for example.

The fund aims to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation both domestically and internationally. Supporting robust infrastructure contributes to quality experiences for visitors, and maintains the social licence for the sector to operate.

Round 6 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will ensure central Government support and investment in local government infrastructure can continue, to help improve the visitor experience for New Zealanders, and international visitors as they return.

2022 is the first year of Aotearoa’s new Matariki public holiday. To mark this significant occasion, consideration will also be given to infrastructure which will support the delivery and management of Matariki events.

When to apply

Applications for Tourism Infrastructure Fund Round 6 have now closed.

In this section

Eligibility and co-funding criteria

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund is open to councils, although some community organisations with council backing can apply.

Application and assessment process

We assess all applications to the Tourism Infrastructure Fund for eligibility and put through an independent financial assessment before being considered by a funding panel.

Tourism Infrastructure Fund panel

Applications to the Tourism Infrastructure Fund are reviewed by a panel of independent advisors, government and tourism sector representatives.

Round 6 funding recipients

Round 6 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded $15,061,148 of funding to 62 projects.

Round 5 funding recipients

Round 5 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 57 projects with a total of $18,581,384 awarded in July 2021.

Round 4 funding recipients

Round 4 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 36 applications with a total of $13,309,101 awarded in November 2019.

Round 3 funding recipients

Round 3 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 40 applications with a total of $11,770,707 awarded in June 2019.

Round 2 funding recipients

Round 2 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 45 applications with a total of $19,221,675 awarded in August 2018.

Round 1 funding recipients

Round 1 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 33 applications with a total of $14,161,964 awarded in December 2017.

Evaluation of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Evaluation of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund undertaken in September 2019 by SageBush.

Review of the Tourist Infrastructure Fund [PDF, 1.4 MB]

Last updated: 24 June 2022