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Funding

Listed below are several provincial and federal funding programs which support marketing or development initiatives with the goal of increasing the community's economic growth.  While Northumberland Tourism does not offer funding programs, we can assist you in identifying which funding program may be more applicable to your specific project.  Provincial regional tourism advisors are also available to advise on specific programs and project eligibility . Please note submission dates and application process for each program when you visit their website.

  

Funding - Marketing

Kawarthas Northumberland Partnership Allocation - Regional Funding 

Are you looking to attract international visitors and require printed translation services? What about enhancing your marketing with professional photography or videography? The Kawarthas Northumberland Partnership Allocation regional fund supports tourism initiatives which follow RTO8's strategic direction. Applications are being accepted.  For more information contact Marie Lummiss admin@RTO8.com for more information

Ontario Signature Experiences

The Ontario Signature Experiences program promotes and markets must-see travel experiences that will appeal to global target markets. The OSE program is designed to showcase the very best and most unique tourism experiences in the province that will motivate more people to visit Ontario.The OSE is linked with the Canadian Signature Experiences Collection (CSE) in order to both act as a stepping stone for Ontario tourism operators who aspire to be included in Canada's international marketing and to highlight the diversity of Ontario experiences. 

Tourism Industry Partner Program (TIPP)

Looking to attract visitors from outside of Ontario to the province?  THe TIPP program assists in cooperative marketing campaigns that promote Ontario destinations and/or experiences outside Ontario, across Canada and internationally. The program encourages increased visitation and expenditures from overnight and out-of-province visitors, with the objective to support targeted, innovative programs and marketing tactics that directly generate awareness, interest and tourism revenues. The application deadline is June for fall/winter initiatives starting between the period of September and March.

Tourism Event Marketing Program (TEMP) Now merged with Celebrate Ontario Fund

The Tourism Event Marketing Program is merging with the Celebrate Ontario program to streamline the application process for festivals and events. New and existing events may  apply for marketing fund through the Celebrate Ontario program. The newly combined program will continue to strengthen Ontario's tourism offerings through closely aligned and focused programming and marketing support.  

What's NEW for the Celebrate Ontario 2017 program?

  • Applicants are invited to submit initiatives which celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary for events occurring between April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
  • Marketing is an eligible expense this year, and applicants may apply for marketing costs associated with their enhancement project, the event itself, or both.
  • Existing large events with cash operating expenses in excess of $1 million may apply for multi-year (two-year) funding under the NEW Celebrate Ontario 2017 Multi-Year category.
  • Applicants are asked to identify the target sector of their event. New this year is the opportunity to identify rural or northern events, given their significance to local economies.

 

Funding - Development & Investment                

Tourism Development Fund

The Ontario Tourism Development Fund supports projects that encourage three key streams: tourism investment, tourism product development and industry capacity building.  The program provides non-capital, project-based funding to: . develop research-based innovative and emerging tourism sectors; . support tourism organizations' capacity building; . encourage new private sector tourism investment attraction; and . enhance Ontario's overall economic competitiveness and opportunities for the Ontario tourism industry.

Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)

The provincial Eastern Ontario Development Fund gives money to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in eastern Ontario.  Focused on projects that align with the fund's goals of investment attraction and job creation, provide economic benefits (create jobs, contribute to the region or develop the sector),be achievable (i.e., applicants need to have the necessary financing, project management structure and experience to implement the project)

Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)

This federal program strives to advances economic development in rural eastern Ontario by contributing to the development of businesses and communities.  The EODP  invests in local projects that demonstrate sustainability, drive prosperity and job creation/sustainment through innovation, research and development, commercialization, and businesses practices that work to position the area for global competitiveness, export markets, and economic diversification.  Eligible projects include strategic planning and research studies, new business development, market diversification, research and development and productivity enhancements.

Rural Economic Development Program (RED)

Ontario is investing $5 million in funding every year under this program to support community economic development.  Communities can use this support to remove barriers to local economic growth through initiatives such as developing a downtown revitalization plan or implementing a tourism-related marketing and promotion strategy to attract businesses, investors and visitors to their city.  For example, the Township of Red Rock in Thunder Bay received funds to extend the Red Rock Mountain Trail; we at the County received funds to create an innovative website.   Applications will be accepted from rural communities, Indigenous communities and organizations, and not-for-profit organizations.

 

 

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