Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP)

The Green Tourism Incentive e (GTIP) is an energy efficiency incentive initiative of the Department of Tourism whose objective is to encourage private sector tourism enterprises to move towards cleaner and renewable energy sources. 

The focus of the GTIP is on the implementation of renewable energy generation and efficiency solutions that will assist private sector tourism enterprises in reducing input costs and facilitate increased competitiveness and operational sustainability. 

The GTIP broadly offers the following to qualifying tourism enterprises:
  • 90% of the cost for a new energy-efficiency audit or the full cost for reviewing an existing energy-efficiency audit; and
  • grant funding to qualifying small and micro enterprises on a sliding scale from 30% to 90% - capped at R 1 million
The GTIP is managed by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) on behalf of the Department of Tourism and the first window for applications has closed. The second window for applications will be open from 1 April 2018. 

To apply for funding, applicants are required to follow the instructions below:
  • Download an application form from the IDC website, complete and submit the application form in soft copy (original excel format) to
  • The application form, including required annexures must be completed in full, accompanied by relevant supporting documents as provided for in the application form.
Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.

More detailed information on the GTIP as well as the application forms can be obtained from the IDC website at

All GTIP enquiries should be sent to

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