Lennox & Addington’s Regional Tourism Organizations (RTOs) received funding from the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), to deliver the Tourism Relief Fund to tourism businesses in the regions, including those within Lennox & Addington. Support is available for small businesses in the tourism sector to recover from the impacts of the pandemic and seize new market opportunities through enhanced or new products and services.
The RTOs will be administering non-repayable financial support ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. For-profit businesses in Lennox & Addington can apply for non-repayable contributions of up to $100,000 for up to 50% of eligible project costs and not-for-profit organizations can apply for non-repayable contributions of up to $100,000 for 100% of eligible costs.
Eligible Lennox & Addington businesses in the tourism sector can check below for eligibility, learn more about the funding and apply using the following links:
- Ontario’s Highlands – RTO11 (businesses in Addington Highlands)
- South Eastern Ontario- RTO9 (businesses in Stone Mills, Greater Napanee, Loyalist)
The purpose of this program is to assist in the recovery of Ontario’s tourism industry. All expenditures must be made for upgrades to facilities, services, or enhanced sustainability, inclusivity programming that will benefit the visiting tourist and/or tourism employees.
The deadline for submitting an application is May 15, 2022. Funding must be spent by December 31, 2022.