The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused a significant decline in tourism activity for many tourism dependent communities in southern Ontario.
To support an efficient and effective recovery in the tourism sector, Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation, with support from collaborating partners (Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, Tourism Sarnia Lambton, Middlesex County & Tourism London), have established a Tourism Adaptation Fund.
This will provide non-repayable contributions between $5,000 and $20,000 to tourism-oriented small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), Not For Profit organizations (NFPs) and Indigenous Communities, to support one time adaptation and reopening costs, retroactive to June 1st, 2020 and completed by December 31st, 2021.
The Ultimate Recipient must contribute a minimum of 20% of total pre-tax project costs.
Deadline for Applications: January 29, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Applicants must provide receipts for completed work or quotes for planned projects. Applicants may also elect to submit supporting photos.
Project expenses that have already received government support are not eligible, nor are federal agencies.
More information can be found here: https://www.swotc.ca/adapt