Funding & Grant Opportunities for the Tourism Sector

Current Opportunities

Bruce County "Spark" Program (Deadline is September 9, 2019)

Bruce County has launched The "Spark" program which includes a $3000 grant and membership connections to help tourism entrepreneurs take their idea to the next level.

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Capital Projects Funding: Green Municipal Fund (Deadline is August 1, 2019)

Do you have a leading-edge, innovative and environmental municipal project? 

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Canadian Experiences Fund:

As part of the $58.5 million Canadian Experiences Fund national initiative, FedDev Ontario will be administering $11 million to support Southern Ontario’s tourism sector. 

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Tourism Development Fund:

The Tourism Development Fund supports projects that encourage three key streams: Tourism Investment, Tourism Product Development, and Industry Capacity Building.

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Canada-Ontario Job Grant:

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees.

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Celebrate Ontario:

Celebrate Ontario supports programming improvements at new and existing festivals and events that attract tourists for longer stays, create great experiences for visitors and support communities across Ontario.

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Summer Experience Program:

The Summer Experience Program provides funding to eligible non-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and First Nation communities in order to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for students. 

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Tourism Industry Partners Program:

The Tourism Industry Partners Program is a funding program that supports a collective of cash-contributing partners with marketing campaigns that target priority out of province markets.

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Community Museum Operating & Pay Equity Grants:

The ministry provides annual operating grants to eligible community museums across Ontario.

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Hiring Grants & Wage Subsidies:

Wage subsidies and other assistance programs to help you hire the right employees for your business.

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ITAC Tourism Development Funding Support Program:

The overall goal of this program is to assist Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses with expertise and funding support to improve their market/export readiness in order to have their opportunity to gain greater market awareness, larger volumes of visitors, and sustainable business growth.

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Heritage Organization Development Grant:

The Heritage Organization Development Grant is an annual, statutory-based, operating grant designed to promote public awareness of Ontario's rich and diverse heritage. The program provides historical societies, museums, and other heritage associations located throughout the province with a portion of their annual operating support.

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Ontario Sport Hosting Program:

The Sport Hosting Program provides project-based funding to help applicants deliver national and international amateur sporting events in Ontario.

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