COVID Tourism Response Fund
Deadline to Apply is January 31, 2021
Financial Assistance for the Tourism Industry in their fight to stop the spread of COVID.
Regional Tourism Organization 7, in collaboration with Grey County, Simcoe County, the City of Barrie and the City of Orillia, continue to administer non-repayable financial support ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 to tourism SMEs in Grey and Simcoe counties and the cities of Barrie and Orillia.
Response to this program has been very positive with a few questions being asked, so we have put together an FAQ document, click this link: COVID Tourism Response Fund FAQs.
All SME tourism stakeholders are encouraged to apply. To apply, please visit RTO7.ca or click on the black button below:
SME – Small, Medium Enterprises – 1-99 employees
For the purpose of this program, Tourism Businesses as defined by and according to Tourism HR Canada include: Accommodation (hotels, motels, resorts, campgrounds, and recreational vehicle facilities), Recreation and Entertainment (zoos, museums, theatres, sports facilities, amusement parks, government parks, heritage sites, hunting, fishing or outdoor adventure outfitters, and casinos), Food and beverage services (restaurants from fast service to fine dining, as well as pubs, nightclubs, cruise ships, and convention centres); Travel services (retail travel agencies, wholesale tour companies, or corporate offices with their own booking divisions) and Transportation (companies that provide transport by air, land or water, and include airlines, bus companies, taxi companies, ferry services, and cruise ships).
Eligibility extends to Not-for-Profit Enterprises and Indigenous Organizations/Communities that support tourists.