New COVID reduction grants aimed at tourism-centered businesses

County encourages firms to use for relief grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 News Launch&#13…

County encourages firms to use for relief grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000

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SIMCOE COUNTY
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MIDHURST – The County of Simcoe in partnership with Regional Tourism Group 7 (RTO7), Grey County, and the Cities of Barrie and Orillia have released a non-repayable reduction fund ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 to assist smaller and medium tourism companies. This fund is supposed to assist offset the higher charge of trying to keep patrons and staff harmless although adapting to the altering overall health and safety requirements and the increasing protection calls for throughout COVID-19. 

All little to medium tourism businesses with involving 1 and 99 personnel in Simcoe County, Gray County and the cities of Barrie and Orillia are inspired to utilize, such as not-for-revenue organizations that support tourism. Enterprises are necessary have a 20 for each cent hard cash contribution.

For the reason of this plan, Tourism Corporations as defined by and according to Tourism HR Canada involve: 

  • Accommodation (accommodations, motels, resorts, campgrounds, and recreational automobile facilities)
 • Recreation and Entertainment (zoos, museums, theatres, athletics facilities, amusement parks, governing administration parks, heritage web sites, looking, fishing or outside journey outfitters, and casinos)
  
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  • Food stuff and beverage solutions (dining places from quickly support to wonderful eating, as properly as pubs, nightclubs, cruise ships, and conference centres)
 
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  • Vacation services (retail journey agencies, wholesale tour firms, or corporate places of work with their possess reserving divisions)
  
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  • Transportation (organizations that offer transportation by air, land or h2o, and contain airlines, bus firms, taxi corporations, ferry solutions, and cruise ships)
  
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Illustrations of Suitable Adaptation include things like:  

  • Addition or growth of restaurant patios
  
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  • Plexiglass barriers at counters or between tables
  
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  • Touchless payment systems
 
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  • Reservation systems
 
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  • Sanitization stations
  
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  • COVID-19 sanitizer fogging machines, etc.
  
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To discover far more about the eligibility demands in both French and English and to obtain the application kind, visit www.RTO7.ca.  

Applications due by Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and delivers essential public solutions to County people in addition to furnishing paramedic and social products and services to the separated metropolitan areas of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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