Bike Centric in Cornwall received funding from the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Regional Tourism Grant program in 2020, to help create bicycle tours throughout the United Counties of SDG.

Applications sought for 2021 SDG Regional Tourism Grant program

STORMONT-DUNDAS-GLENGARRY – The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Regional Tourism Grant program is now accepting applications.

The Regional Tourism Grant program is tailored specifically to help tourism businesses and organizations in SDG, while also focusing on new ideas, or augmenting an existing event/attraction. The program includes a grant designed to help existing businesses and organizations increase visitation to Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry via tourism initiatives and attractions.

“Those interested are asked to complete a detailed application that includes a brief history of the organization, a list board of members if applicable, details of your event or program and an outline of where the funds requested will be used,” said SDG Tourism coordinator Karina Belanger. “With COVID-19 set to dominate the tourism landscape again this summer, we realize that aiding operators and organizations in our region is integral to their success.”

Highlights of the SDG Regional Tourism Grant program include:

• One-time annual intake.

• Applications must be received by March 30, 2021 – 12:00 p.m.

• A panel of two Counties Councilors, Tourism Coordinator and an SDG staff member will review each application.

• Only one application per organization per year. Applicants are welcome to apply in subsequent years. however funding would still be subject to panel approval.

• The minimum grant request is $2,500 per application.

• The maximum grant request is $5,000.

• Total grant program would have an annual budget of $25,000.

Applicants will be notified by mid-April and funds will be distributed pending budget approval.

To download an application, visit the SDG website.