Ghana Tourism Development Project – Grant Scheme

Project Background

  • The Government has secured funding from the International Development Association (IDA) to implement the Ghana Tourism Development Project (GTDP).
  • The rationale for the project is to provide financial and technical assistance to support the Government of Ghana’s efforts to develop the leisure tourism industry.
  • The Project, being implemented by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture has four components with two components (2 & 3) focused on the Grant Scheme. Component 2 focuses on developing non-public owned tourist sites and destinations while Component 3 will provide support through a matching grant scheme for MSMEs in the tourism space with opportunities to improve their business planning, formalise their businesses etc.
  • The project is currently targeted at businesses and individuals in the hospitality and tourism sector who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for grant funding

 

Eligibility Criteria

Businesses
  • Must be a registered business with the Registrar General’s Department with majority Ghanaian shareholding /ownership
  • Must be a registered tourism-specific establishment
  • Majority Ghanaian shareholding businesses in the tourism value chain, including micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)
  • Must have a physical presence in Ghana
  • Must be a profitable business
  • Must own and or manage a tourism site (for site upgrade grant category)
Individuals
  • Must be a resident Ghanaian
  • Should have been trained or undergoing training with an accredited tourism and hospitality training facility
  • Must be employed or a part-time worker
  • Must be a member of a state-recognized industry association

 

Evaluation Criteria

  • Relevance / Fit to the overall project development objectives
  • Team structure
  • Technical and Financial capacity of business (where applicable)
  • Risk and mitigation strategies
  • Funding requirement
  • Impact and sustainability

 

Application Process

  • Applicants submit an expression of interest through a link on the websites of MOTAC and GTA
  • Successful applicants will be sent another link to complete a detailed application
  • Applicants complete detailed application and attach their proposals for funding
  • Proposals are evaluated based on an agreed evaluation criteria
  • Decision communicated to both successful and unsuccessful applicants
  • Due diligence conducted on successful applicants if necessary
  • Grant winners announced and published
  • Grant agreement signed with successful applicants
  • Commence disbursement of grant in line with agreement