COVID-19 Tourism Response Fund Webinar
- watch the information session video from January 14 below:
The Municipalities of Grey and Simcoe Counties and the Cities of Barrie and Orillia and Regional Tourism Organization 7 recognize the significant decline in tourism activity for many tourism dependent communities as a result of the COVID pandemic and wishes to help offset the high costs incurred by tourism-oriented businesses and organizations. This non-repayable contribution is limited to tourism SMEs (1-99 employees), Indigenous and Not-For-Profit tourism operators to help cover the cost of a COVID-19 related project (see examples of eligible project costs below). This funding is not for marketing or marketing related projects.
The COVID Tourism Response Fund provides $500,000, to be distributed by Regional Tourism Organization 7 in collaboration with Grey County, Simcoe County, City of Barrie and the City of Orillia for tourism-related businesses in the form of a one-time, non-repayable contribution of $2,500 - $20,000.
*Applicants need to have a matching cash contribution of 20%.
Application Due by January 31, 2021, 11:59pm.