County Awards 2023 Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Funding

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The County of Simcoe has approved 78 successful applications totalling approximately $400,000 through the 2023 Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Fund. The program aims to enhance existing tourism, culture and sport projects throughout the County.

“Tourism, culture and sport are a huge part of the Simcoe County lifestyle, as well as being a major attraction to our region for millions of people each year. Through the Tourism, Culture and Sport Fund we’re building up our local businesses, economy and communities.”

Warden Basil Clarke

In 2023, the County received 110 applications requesting more than $700,000 in financial support for the $400,000 fund. For a list of successful applicants, visit https://experience.simcoe.ca/resources/tourism-culture-sport-grant.

Through this funding, the County is building up supporting and enhancing tourism, culture and sport in Simcoe County by:

  • Investing in initiatives that promote awareness, access, participation and appreciation of the diverse tourism, culture and sport offerings within the County of Simcoe
  • Encouraging industry collaboration and partnerships
  • Enhancing the visitor experience by supporting innovative and accessible programming
  • Building organizational capacity in tourism, culture and sport organizations
  • Contributing to the County of Simcoe’s overall economic health and sense of place

About the Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Fund
The Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Fund is the result of a merger between the Simcoe County Tourism Development Fund (SCTDF) and the Arts, Culture and Heritage (Built, Natural and Environmental) Grant, and is accessible to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations within Simcoe County. For more information on the Grant program, visit https://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/fin/grants

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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