Funding

Listed below are provincial and regional funding programs to support marketing or experience development initiatives. Northumberland Tourism can assist you to identify which program is applicable for your project.

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

TIAO has put together a list of potential funding opportunities for the tourism sector. Funding comes through a variety of sources. Check all links for submission deadlines and application guidelines.

Find all the details at https://www.tiaontario.ca/cpages/funding-grants

Kawarthas Northumberland Partnership Allocation Program

Do you have a project for your tourism-based business that will help make the Kawarthas Northumberland region a premier travel destination? The Partnership Allocation Program supports projects in Northumberland County.

Project areas may include experience development/enhancement, photography/videography and workforce development & training. 

Projects need to align with one of the following areas: culinary, cycling, trails, boating, Trent-Severn Waterway, Indigenous traditions/experiences, paddling, arts & culture and fishing.

Through the Regional Tourism (RTO) program the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) offers funding for qualified regional tourism businesses and attractions. Funding of up to 50% is available for projects that have a cost of $5,000 or more, align with Kawartha Northumberland’s (or RTO8’s) business objectives, and can be measured and reported.  

For more information about the current program and submission deadlines, or to discuss potential partnership projects, please contact Brenda Wood.

Ontario Grant Opportunities

The Ontario government may have grants or other funding available. Look for current opportunities through the Ontario government.