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County accepting applications for 2024 Tourism, Culture, and Sport Enhancement Fund

February 8, 2024   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The County of Simcoe is now accepting applications for its 2024 Tourism, Culture, and Sport Enhancement Fund.

The County has allocated $400,000 to help fund projects or experiences that will benefit the region in those categories.

“The County of Simcoe continues to build up our local community and economy by investing in businesses and organizations that showcase the many tourism, culture, and sport opportunities that exist across our region,” said County Warden Basil Clarke. “Simcoe County has a longstanding relationship with our tourism industry, and through Tourism Simcoe County, we’re proud to continue to help this sector grow and thrive.”

The 2024 funding will support and enhance tourism, culture, and sport by investing in initiatives that promote awareness, access, participation and appreciation of the diverse tourism, culture, and sport offerings within the County.

It will also encourage industry collaboration and partnerships, enhance visitor experience, and contribute to the County of Simcoe’s overall economic health and sense of place.

Funding is available for marketing, trail development, public art and beautification, sports tourism, workforce development, research and signage, with each applicant organization able to submit one application for up to $10,000, with the exception of signage requests, which are eligible for up to $20,000 in funding.

Applications for grants must be submitted by Thursday, February 29, 2024.

All applications will be reviewed by the County of Simcoe’s Grant Task Force, consisting of appointed County Councillors, with support from County staff. The funding will be divided among successful applicants based on program requirements, objectives, and overall benefit to the entire region.

Details and application guidelines can be found online at http://experience.simcoe.ca/partner-resources.


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